Friday, August 24, 2007

our little ballerina

beaming ballerina

Margot had her first dance class today. It's called "Creative Movement" -- a ballet class for 3-5-year-olds. It's pretty much all Margot has talked about for the past month. On a daily basis she has told us, and anyone who would listen, "I'm going to Miss Lilly's ballet class" (Miss Lilly is Angelina Ballerina's ballet teacher, so naturally Margot assumed her teacher's name would be Miss Lilly). In order to avoid last minute rushing around (which always seems to be the case for me when trying to get two small children loaded up in the car with all their paraphrenalia AND we're trying to get somewhere on time), I dressed Margot in her little outfit 2 hours early. It was almost too much for Margot to take, she kept saying, "I'm ready to go to ballet," or "Mom, when are we going to ballet." Then, when we arrived at the studio, we found out the class actually started an hour later than I thought. This about killed Margot. She could not understand why we were leaving after all the build-up to it. A quick lunch across the street and then we returned to find 4 other girls her age waiting patiently to start.

ballet 1, wk 1

I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to watch her, but thankfully they allowed us to peek in through one of the windows to their room. It is probably one of the most adorable things I've ever seen (more photos on flickr, just click on photo above). Little girls dressed from head to toe in pink, dancing around with big smiles on their faces. Absolutely precious.

thirsty ballerina


jmac said...

i am speechless. i am without speech.

ke said...

this is so cute that its ridiculous.

toby said...

Involuntary curse words and watering eyes. This is one level below the ultimate level of cute, which causes incontinence; and so is undesirable.

julie said...

oh my! when you look up cute in the dictionary, there should be a picture of margot dressed like a ballerina.

hannah said...

i cant stand it. STOP IT. i have the immediate urge to enroll collette just so i can take pictures like this.