Thursday, June 13, 2013

Catch Up. Part Three. Dance Recital.

I get so excited about Morgan Kate's dance recitals. There's just something about seeing our girl on stage that makes me so happy I think my heart could burst.
Last year I sat in the audience with tears in my eyes, and this year was no different. I was beaming.
I will tell you that getting ready this year was quite different. Last year was a breeze. MK got dressed with no problems. No complaints. She let me do her hair without making a peep. She had zero opinion about make-up. It was easy breezy. This year?!? Not so much. Little girl has quite an opinion these days about fashion. The minute I attempted to put on her tights, the moaning and groaning began. These are too tight. These hurt. I don't like tights. Next was the actual costume. It's itchy. It's too tight. Then the shoes. These hurt. They are too tight. (By the way, everything is too tight.) After some tense moments and a slight loss of patience, we ventured into the bathroom for hair and makeup. I don't wanna wear my hair like this. I want the bow on this side. I don't want you to curl it. No, I changed my mind, I do want curls. Makeup went about the same. I want the other lipgloss. I need more stuff on my cheeks. I want to wear that stuff you put on your eyelashes. 
Despite our less-than-pleasant getting ready experience, the actual recital was precious. I love watching all of the classes, but the little ones are just so, so cute. Roddey works so hard with these girls and it really shows. All of her classes were fantastic. This year, much like last, Morgan Kate and Annie Parker hammed it up. Oh, how I love to watch them! 
They performed two different dances, one tap and one ballet. They did their tap number to Great Balls of Fire and their ballet routine to this adorable alphabet song for which I have forgotten the name. The entire time, I was grinning ear to ear. 
It's just a surreal feeling to see my little girl up on a stage performing. I feel the exact way when I watch her school performances or any other activity where she has to perform. She makes me so proud!
Afterward we all stopped to take a few pictures. And that kind of went like our morning. It's hot. I'm hungry. This costume itches. I'm hungry. When are we leaving?!? I'm hungry.Needless to say pictures were cut short. I was so flustered by this point that I completely forgot to take a picture of our tiny dancer with her grandaddy. 
MK will participate in dance camp this summer and we've already signed her up for classes next year. She'll be taking another combination class, but this time she'll be taking JAZZ and ballet. Can't wait to see what next year holds!


Elizabeth said...

How adorable!! I can see Addison being very opinionated when she's older too, especially since she's already showing signs now! Ha! The early preschool where she will go has dance class on Mondays for age 2 & up. I can't wait to sign her up! She already starts dancing (even in her cast, she is constantly tapping her foot) everytime she hears music.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

She looked adorable!
Lexie complains a lot about her gymnastics leotard, so I can only imagine how it's going to go in dance!