Feeding the ducks at Lake Anne in Reston, VA
Isabella Reneé (3 years)
The end is here and I am in tears.
Tears of joy, but nevertheless, tears!
Last Saturday, Isabella completed her SECOND year of dance.
Can you believe it? She's only 3!
This is all happening so fast. I went from being Tonia (the dancer) to The Chatty Momma (mother of the dancer) overnight. At least it seems that way, and she has 2 years of dance classes behind her.
This is all I ever wanted. Okay, not all, but a BIG part! (I want some more stuff too...LOL)
I am so proud of her. She has done an excellent job, and I couldn't be more excited about her upcoming recital.
She practices her routines with grace and precision and is growing into such a lovely ballerina at the young age of 3. I look forward to her continuing to practice her love for dance in the years to come.
I know a lot of moms are teary eyed just as I am, since it is recital season, and I know you are just as proud of your little ballerinas.
It also feels good to have another little "ballerina in waiting" in the wings, cheering her big sissy on, and ready to take the stage in the next few months as well.
Gabriella Lynne (8 months)
Thinking of putting your child in dance? Check out Youth Dance Classes-Why You Should Get Your Child Involved by Jennifer Wasilewski for more on the following great reasons:
- Physically Fit: Children who partake in dance classes are constantly active.
- Friendships/Socialization Skills: Dance classes allow your son or daughter to interact with their peers in a positive manner.
- Appreciation of the Arts: Dance is not limited to a series of movements performed to music, instead it is much more.
- Coordination: Enrolling your son or daughter in dance classes will help them acquire a keen sense of coordination.
- Creativity: Dance classes will help your child get in touch with their creative sides by exposing them to the art of many cultures offering a wide variety of creative influences.
- Confidence: Performing in front of others is something a lot of teens and adults fear.
Involving your child in dance will lead to performances in front of family and friends.
- Responsibility: Dance classes require a certain amount of responsibility and dedication.
Trust me, I am not laughing in this photo at all.
I really was smiling to hold back the tears. This moment at my wedding was such a tearjerking moment.
I mean, here we are...me, my new husband Ryan, and poor Keanu (who, despite our history, we asked to give the first speech)!
He was willing, but he was also very sad.
Before he started, he cleared his throat and took a bite from a finger sandwich (the one in his hand).
And then, he gave the best, most memorable speech ever given at a wedding.
It was absolutely beautiful. (you had to be there)
I have to give it to him. That Keanu is a real stand up guy!
I am really looking forward to celebrating Cheer up Keanu Day, on June 15th.
I owe it to him, because after all, it is MY fault he is so sad.
Well, Ryan Sanders' fault REALLY! He DID put a ring on it!
Who wouldn't love to rock their favorite brand on a t-shirt or bucket hat?
These accessories for babies and toddlers are the absolute cutest. Mine is going to love hers, of course!
Are you and your kids die hard Apple fans? If so, check out the other cool threads and toys you can get for them.
I'm not really sold on the wooden block that looks like an iPhone though.
Because both of my babies already have their own iPhones.
(Hey Whackberry, take a bite out of THAT!)