carter took dance again this year. she took tap, ballet & jazz and her recital was a couple of weeks ago. if you have never been to a dance recital, let me give you the run down.
dance participants must be at the recital early. therefore, mommy (and nursing sister) must be at the recital early. this year, we sent miller home with meme & papaw after a fun day of playing beauty shop & garden center for a long nap. josh met me just before the first of 29 acts. that’s right, i said 29.
spencer slept the entire time we waited for the recital to begin. the second someone came on stage to begin speaking, spencer awoke with a vengence. thank goodness for friends! ms. wanda volunteered to take her outside (her daughter was in acts 24 & 28) for the first 3 acts (carter was in acts 3, 9 & 25.)
carter looked so precious. so happy. so in love with what she was doing.until she did something i asked her not to do on stage . . .
after she took care of business, carter she jumped right back in.
i really couldn't believe that she remembered four routines so well, especially since she missed the next to last class while we were at the beach. (beach, beach)
between the acts our children were in, we parents entertained ourselves for almost 3 hours (plus 45 minutes before the recital) by well, laughing and laughing and laughing. i was so thankful i sat where i did, or it could have been bor.ing.
the last routine was for jazz. her absolute favorite class. it is also the shortest portion of her dance lessons. (carter really wants to take hip hop, but it is not typically offered anywhere until 5 and they don't offer it until later. if you are in the area and know of somewhere we can take it (she will be 5 in the fall) please, please let me know.)
i can do the twist . . .
tell me, baby, do you like it like this?
do you love me?