Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My little ballerina

Emerson loves to dance. She has loved music and been a little dancer since before she could walk. Her passion for dancing has continued to grow with each day. Just last week Emerson spent a good 30 minutes twirling around the house saying, "mommy, I just love to dance". It was precious.

Her first dance class could not have started at a more perfect time.

This morning when Emerson woke up, the first thing she said was, "I go to dance class today!". To say that she was thrilled would be an understatement.

As soon as I put her tights and leotard on her she would not stop twirling and dancing. She was just so happy. She kept looking at herself in the mirror saying, "I am such a pretty ballerina".

We got to class and she turned a little shy at first when she realized that mommy was not staying in the class with her. I assured her that I would be right out side the room and would be there to pick her up when class was finished. When she saw the other girls being brave and going with their teacher, she got brave too.

I tried my best to sit at a cafe table with the other parents and enjoy the quiet time, but I could not help but peek in the window several times to see what was happening in there. Most of what they did this first class was practice walking in their tap and ballet shoes and learning the stretching routine. It was still pretty cute though!

When class was finished, the teacher walked them all out the door to a room full of eager mommies. The girls were all beaming with pride and anxious to show off the stickers that they got. Emerson could not stop talking about all the things she learned in class today.

I think this dance class is perfect timing with Ashton coming in a few weeks. This is something that is super special and is just for her. She loves it and I really think it is going to continue to help her to grow and blossom.

Instant twirling in her room seconds after she gets her leotard on.

Showing off in the front yard before we head to class

Trying to get a sweet smile before class. It is already too hot and sunny out.

How cute is this?!?!?! This is before class started when the girls are all lining up and sitting on their designated numbers on the floor.



bethany said...

So adorable!! Love that last picture-you should frame it. I can't wait until Storey is old enough for dance class.

Amy said...

Oh my gosh, I'm dying. This is precious. I love the last picture, those little girls are edible.

Stephanie said...

i've got so much to look forward to... looks like she is quite the ballerina!

allison said...

PRECIOUS!! Seriously- so cute!