Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dance Recital

Ellen and Arianna were in the same ballet class this year. They practiced every Wednesday afternoon and had a few of their homeschool/playgroup buddies in the class with them. They performed on stage this weekend for the big dance recital. The show was a circus theme and they were "Merry Marionettes." All the girls were so excited and did such a good job. Daniel and I were so proud. He was the only one in the entire show who yelled out loud after a performance (not just for this dance but the entire show). As soon as they finished and bowed he shouted "way to go Ellen Arianna." I looked over at him and he was smiling, laughing, and crying at the same time. He couldn't help but shed a few tears over our beautiful babies up there on the big stage. So, that made me tear up! We were pitifully proud parents:) Here are a few of the best pictures that captured some of those precious moments.

Before the show.

At the dress rehearsal.

After the recital with their friends.

Proud mom.

Proud family!


William Kruidenier said...

Way to go, Ellen and Arianna! I wish I had been there to see you dance. You look beautiful in your outfits -- so colorful! You must have been the sweetest marionettes in the whole recital! Love from Granddaddy Wm.

jendanellenarianna said...

It's true. Crying and all. And it was worth it. They are so amazing. So wonderful, strong, sensitive, and courageous. I am their biggest fan.

Anonymous said...

so beautiful and brave, just like their mom of course (no bias here).
I am grief-stricken that I missed you girls this year (my first ever miss), but your video of the dance was wonderful.
Count me in that biggest fan list Daniel.

Kallie said...

They are absolutely adorable all dressed up. Good job girls!

Anna Morrison said...

Super Stars indeed! What a fabulous job!

Anna said...

I can't tell you what memories this brings back from Liz and I dancing at Dance for Joy in Atlanta! Mom and Dad came to EVERY recital and toted the boys along for support. Daniel, it's apparent that the cringing of dance recitals has finally subsided. Haha!(love you always)
The girls lok so beautiful and I want to try and make it to the next one after summer.
Love you guys and miss you tons.