Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Proud Mama

Today was an exciting day...Audra's first dance recital! Actually, it was her first any kind of performance. The first (but certainly not the last) time Ben and I got to be crazy picture-taking overly proud parents, and we fit that bill quite nicely if I do say so myself.

This is Audra's "I'm shy" face. I was a little nervous, because I could tell that Audra was VERY nervous by this expression. But, she did great. She is a follower, so when the other kids started getting set up and doing what was needed, she followed suit. Yes, I am hoping she outgrows this by the time she is a teenager.

Is that a smile? Well, it was after the performance, so I guess she felt like she could smile:
On Audra's right is one of her best friends, Adelle. They always have to dance next to each other.

They did three dances total. Audra did very well, if I do say so myself. Actually, considering how nervous she was when she walked in, she did great! One little girl literally ran out of the room in tears, so I am glad we didn't have that fiasco! I am not predicting she will win "ballerina of the year" or anything, but it has been a lot of fun having her in dance class. She absolutely loves it, and we just think she is the cutest!


  1. That is so cute! She makes an adorable ballerina! :)

  2. I seem to be reading a lot about little girl ballet recitals lately (tis the season, I guess) and all seem to be dancing with little baby dolls. This world is so foreign to me. ;) She IS adorable and I'm glad she was so brave. I remember dance recitals vividly and they are terrifying experiences.