Saturday, May 18, 2013

hold me closer, tiny dancer.

today was leah's first ballet recital and i somehow grew to love her even more.  she's only been taking ballet for a little over a month and a half, and she's lucky enough to be studying under my visiting teacher robbin, who is a renowned and talented ballerina.  leah absolutely loves ballet--the music, the movement, the costumes.  it's all right up her alley.

i wasn't in the best position for taking pictures--holding june & trying to entertain her before she went nuts and poor ben had to take her outside.  but we did what we could, and got some priceless video.

i love this last one with miss robbin.  leah kept shoving her rose in her face to smell it and she made this awesome expression.

and now, for the videos:

again, not great quality and yes you can hear caleb and i cracking up.  caleb laughed so hard at the little girl who kept showing the audience her rear end that he almost wet his pants.  and during the second video, with leah and her partner marching together....well, we were both laughing by this point.  so adorable.

leah has kept her rose in a sacred place so it won't be touched by anyone and i'm happy to abide by her wishes.  ben and i can't wait for the rest of this little girl's life filled with beautiful costumes and adorable, hilarious moments.

"Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand"


Nana said...

Beautiful pictures! These moments will be what brings many smiles and sometimes laughter to your life!!

Rachel Chick said...

So, so sweet! I really loved watching your precious girl!