Friday, September 30, 2011

ballet has begun


I have been reluctant to put a lot of set things in our schedule.  Partly because I do not want to over schedule my three year old.  And partly because I have trouble committing.  Two things I am committing to for this *school year* are the art group and ballet.  

Abby twirls and whirls around our house and has been begging to go to school.  I can't yet come to terms with an organized preschool for her so *ballet school* it is.  (Side note:  I love preschool.  I have nothing against preschool.  Besides some student teaching in high school emotional support and fourth grade, my experience has only been with preschoolers.  I'm just not ready for Abby to venture that far from me quite yet!) 

Anyway, to get ready for ballet we made a little bag for her to carry her shoes.  She picked the fabric herself. 

Sewed it up while Eleanor took her morning nap.

Packed it up with pennies, ballet shoes, and a toy for Eleanor.

Assumed first position.

Posed for her first day of ballet school and we were off!  

I was a little nervous when I continually heard Abby ask her instructor, "Teacher, when are we really going to dance?" during the class, but she says she loves it and wants to go back next week!


  1. Special smile! Tell her I will be requesting a performance soon.