Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dance, Ballerina!

This year I had a little lady bug performing at the LCDA dance recital.

 Obligatory photo shoot outside.

Our neighbor and friend, Matthew was outside while we were taking pictures. 
Gianna asked him to be her prince and waltz with her.  He respectfully declined.


Caught her in mid-jump....

Emma & Gianna watching the little ballerinas practice...

Looks like an infestation of lady bugs!

 Gianna and her little friend, Cara.
These two are a dangerous duo.  In ten minutes they had their entire summer planned.
They were so hilarious.

These three were so funny together.
I'm in love with this next picture....

One of the girls was having a rough morning.  She was pouty, so I thought I'd get her to laugh by making all the girls pout.

 It didn't work. :-/ Great job, Maria!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 And finally ----- RECITAL DAY!
Gianna & Nacey - one of her favorite friends from school.
 G and Cara on the big day.

Maggie and Gianna were in the same ballet class last year.  Maggie moved up this year and was a Spanish dancer.

Gianna right before the performance.

....and after.
Instead of flowers, Mommy got her a ballerina puppet.  Figured it would last a little longer.

Gianna's idols, Ms. Colleen (the director of LCDA) and her precious daughter, Cecelia. (Gianna pronounces her name with four distinct syllables. Cute.)

She was thrilled that I invited her Pre-K teacher to come.  There were four of the girls in her class that performed. Gianna was ecstatic to have her there.

  And it's off to summer!!!!
What a great year of dance.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pre-K in Review

Could not have asked for a better first year of school.  We finished last week. (Aaaagh!)
I made the teacher a Shutterfly book with pics I took throughout the year.  I then made a video of the pages for the kids.  Here's a look.

Monday, May 06, 2013

A Grrrrrrrrrreat Day

Went to a great little Children's Celebration at the Visitor's Bureau on Saturday - thanks to a reminder from a sweet friend.

The BIG excitement for Gianna was getting to pet, hold and walk (on a leash) a two year old alligator. She's certainly becoming more brave. (excuse the blurry phone pics)

And there was a face painting station.  Gianna asked if she could be a tiger.
I reluctantly agreed (hoping for a more girly choice I guess.)
I was SO glad I let her have her way. 
Isn't this a great job?

 And then we have the tiger and the alligator...

She could not leave that little gator alone.
And then there was the pirate...
She is a complete sucker for a man in uniform (no joke!)
She had the firefighters wrapped in a matter of minutes.
She asked really good questions too.

There were so many fun things that I didn't snap pictures of. 
What a great day.  Must remember for the future.
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