It is no secret that my girl is in her second year of ballet. She’d probably have never been in ballet if it weren’t for Amanda telling me that she was putting Avelyn into classes. Thanks be for Amanda. For so many more reasons than ballet.

The girls had their big! final! recital! last Friday night and so we had to have them wear their costume and sport a proper bun and full stage makeup.

Have you ever put makeup on your four-year-old, and caught a glimpse of the teenage years? YEAH, THAT.

She was more that happy to pose for me.

Then it was time to DANCE.

I will never tire of watching her dance.

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  1. Eric's Mommy June 9, 2011 6:12 am edit

    She is just beautiful! I danced when I was younger and LOVED it, especially the recitals.

  2. Ashley June 9, 2011 8:06 am edit

    So cute!

  3. Sizzle June 9, 2011 8:36 am edit

    What a beautiful butterfly she is!

    I especially love the photo of the group of girls dancing but they are soft/blurry and Emily has her hands up over her head looking regal and poised while the girl next to her looks out. Great shot!

  4. Mrs. Wilson June 9, 2011 8:59 am edit

    Gorgeous!!! We’re thinking of putting Liliana in ballet … heaven help the ballet instructors!

  5. heidikins June 9, 2011 9:48 am edit

    Oh my goodness, she’s so adorable!


  6. Kami June 9, 2011 10:02 am edit

    Adorable and sweet!

  7. Amanda Brown June 9, 2011 10:09 am edit

    Beautiful shots of our beautiful butterflies. They’ve grown up so much this year, it’s crazy. :)

  8. Kristabella June 9, 2011 10:36 am edit

    Cute! My niece’s recital is Saturday! I can’t wait!

  9. Nolita June 9, 2011 11:37 am edit

    These pictures are so cute! I think the picture of her looking back, toe pointed forward with the undone laces is my favorite. My sweet daughter was in ballet 1 year when she was 4 and I was actually glad when that year was over only because her teacher made frequent comments about my little girl’s physique, which is ample and what God gave her. You can see a picture of her in her practice leotard at and I had only a few pictures of her from her recital at I thought I was done with dance but I just may have more ballet and dance in my future with my littlest one… Beautiful pics!

  10. Bon June 9, 2011 12:24 pm edit

    oh! the focus! the sweetness! the last two shots kill me.

  11. Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves June 9, 2011 1:06 pm edit

    Awesome that she loves to dance.

  12. Elaine June 9, 2011 4:14 pm edit

    I hope my girl wants to dance someday. I did, so surely she will, right?

    LOVE all your pictures – so sweet! :)

  13. mpotter June 9, 2011 8:36 pm edit

    fantastic pictures!
    you can see how much she (you both) love s it all.

    enjoy future recitals.

    and ps- i so know what you mean about the makeup.

  14. Colleen June 9, 2011 8:56 pm edit

    Squeeee!!! Love love love.
    There is just something about little girls all dressed up for recital time. Zoe has her recital next Saturday (the 18th) I can barely stand looking at the big puff of tutu in my closet.

  15. Danica June 9, 2011 11:00 pm edit

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Stacey Lynn June 10, 2011 4:20 pm edit

    So cute. I love their serious little dance faces.

  17. monstergirlee June 11, 2011 11:47 pm edit

    So cute and sweet.
    I love that both our girls have their big recitals at the same time. Margaret’s was last night and today.
    I must say Emily’s costume is really cute, and your pictures really captured such an essence of the whole thing, so precious. Emily is a lucky girl to have a talented Mama like you.

  18. hillary June 13, 2011 1:53 pm edit

    Emily is so beautiful!

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