Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dance Recital!

Grace's dance recital today and I am one proud Mama! The amount of pride/anxiety/butterflies I got watching Grace perform was crazy, it's like I was performing! I was so nervous about how Grace would do. yesterday the had a quick dress rehearsal. I stayed with Grace the whole time and she did okay.
Grace ready for dress rehearsal.

waiting to go on.
standing with the other girls waiting to go on stage.
On stage for practice.

Today was the actually recital day. I got Grace all dressed again, including make-up, I know sign me up for Toddlers and Tiaras.
Dance tickets.
 Grace after getting her hair and make-up done.
 So excited to go!
 Backstage very excited!

 I went backstage to drop Grace off an hour before she was to go on. By the time I walked back around to save seats I got a phone call saying that Grace was very sad. I rushed backstage to a sobbing Grace. I then decided to have Cole come grab Emma and that I would stay backstage with the other volunteer moms. Grace did great once I convinced her that I would not leave her. Backstage was a nut house with girls running all over. Grace's class had 7 girls and there was 4 of us Mom's there and we definitely needed all 4 of us, to keep girls from running off or ruining their costumes before their performance.
Grace lining up! 
 Grace went on stage and was so excited. She did very little dancing, but gave me the cutest little thumbs up! I can't wait to get the video back in a few weeks!
After her performance, Grace was so proud of herself!
 Everyone came to watch Grace's recital, and she was so happy to see everyone! Grace opening up her present from Auntie and Uncle Josh.
Dance recitals make for very sleepy little girls!
They also make for sleepy little brothers & sisters!
We promised Grace that if she got out on stage we'd take her to Build-A-Bear, we also decided to surprise her with lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. We had a little bit of a wait, so we hung out in the store for a while.

 Happy little man!
 Grace checking out her menu.
 Since it was Grace's special day we let her get the $5 light up drink.
 After lunch we took her to Build-A-Bear.
 Grace and Cole washing her bear.
 Grace was so proud of her bear that she refused to let either of us carry it for her, and we practically had to drag her out of the store.

 Grace even wanted to hold her bear in the car.
 Grace then asked me to take a picture of her sleeping with her bear, yup she pretended to sleep so I would take a picture! I love that little girl!
 Grace picked out a little bathing suit for her bear that looked like her dance costume! Grace had Emma cracking up in the car with her bear.

Grace wearing her new clip on earrings from Auntie and Uncle Josh.

And because we just got them back today Grace's dance pictures!
I'm so proud of my little baby, she did such a great job today. I could just burst with pride!

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