Saturday, June 6, 2009

Prima Ballerina

Yesterday was Abbi's dance recital. What a night!! Enrolling her in ballet is one of the best things we've done, for her AND for us!!! She truly enjoys it and she is GOOD. good can a 4-year-old be?! Well, she pays attention and she actually did the whole dance. While the other girls looked lost throughout the recital, Abbi knew almost all the moves. We were so proud. And she was so dang cute in her costume! She looked so grown up, yet so childish at the same time. It was completely precious...

So, I took a ton of pictures (through tear-filled eyes!) and hope to post a video of the dance once I figure out how to do so... please forgive the lack of quality in these photos. I was shooting without flash from row R... not ideal!

So, while viewing the photos, you can hum "Rainbow Connection" if you'd like... (one of my all-time favorite songs!)

At the beginning, all but 2 of the girls waited for the teacher to tell them to jump. Only Abbi & Madison knew when to jump up on their own. Awesome jumping, Abbi!!! (She's the 4th from the left, if you can't tell).

My favorite part of the dance - reach up and grab a star...

...and put it in your pocket. (Makes more sense when you see the complete action).

wrapping it up... "the lovers"...

..."the dreamers"...

..."and me"...

She held the final pose until the lights fell and the girls were retrieved by the teacher.

Walking back out to take a bow before the final curtain call...
Abbi is the 2nd dancer from the right.

Thank you to Auntie C for coming and bringing Abbi flowers! Thank you to Heidi & Matt for coming too! It meant so much to all of us!

And finally, a picture of Abbi & her best friend from the class, Sarah.

I can't wait until next year! Creative dance 2 for Abbi, and possibly Small Fry Combo for Tots for Lexi (the only class we have found for 2 year olds).


  1. Well, it's official. She is definitely related! She loves to dance and does it well? Hmmm. Just like her uncle Jason and Aunt Samara! LOL She's so precious. I'm happy for her. Congratulations, Abbi, on your dancing debut! Woohoo!!!!

  2. Add her love of dancing to the Mahaney love of music... she's a natural performer.