Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand

When we learned we were having a girl, my mind fast-forwarded to a sweet little girl in pigtails and dance classes. I didn't imagine both scenarios at once, but as it so happened, it worked out that way for this post.

We did a trial dance class at a local studio to see if we liked what they offered and if Em was into it.

She was head over ballet slippered heals in love, so we signed up for the rest of the session.

She listens intently, and follows instructions like a champ.


She hangs on the teacher's every word.


She loves to pretend she's a bunny. (Or a lion or a bear, upon request.)

She concentrates.

And she's picked up a few cool moves.


Twinkle toes

She was near tears when it was time to leave the studio. And each time we mention "dance class" throughout the week, she perks up and says, "I want to put my shoes on and go to dance class! Right now!"

Who knows how long this fascination will last, but knowing our girl, she'll be a dancing machine as long as we let her.


  1. i seriously cannot get over the amount of cuteness in this post. it's almost too much.

  2. OMG, those are the cutest pictures EVER. Also, her little belly in that leotard. I DIE.

  3. I still remember Megan's dance recitals from that age and besides my own kids, it has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen. I'm so glad she enjoyed and I'm sure you are all going to have so much fun with it. Love the pictures!

  4. oh this kills me, absolutely kills me. I love her to pieces!

    She is too cute with her little belly and pigtails. I can't wait until Kate is that age.

  5. For the gazillionth time - she is one of the cutest prettiest little girls I have ever seen - love it!

  6. Oh my gosh, cuteness explosion! I love the little outfit and the pigtails and amazing. Em's hair is amazing period!

  7. I can't wait for this day with my girl. I called a friend when I was pregnant and said, "Just think, in three years we can put our girls in dance class together, OMG!"

    She is absolutely precious.

  8. Man is there ANYTHING cuter than little girls in ballet class? You've gotta love it when they get into their activities. So glad she's enjoying this.

  9. Sweet baby jesus - Em is adorable! This post makes me want to sign A up IMMEDIATELY for a dance class (despite the fact that she can't even crawl yet). :-)

    I dream of signing up my daughter for a dance class when she's old enough...

  10. My daughter loves to dance! We started her in dance and tumbling classes by the age of 3. And now that she is about to turn 5, she is on our local studio's dance team, which actually competes nationally! :) Makes this mama proud!

  11. Sounds familiar!!! :) :)

  12. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Each photo is cuter than the last! My favorite is the bunny pose.

  13. Awww that's just too sweet. Her bunny ears are super cute in person too!

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  15. So adorable. What a treasure to have caught it in this way!