Monday, June 8, 2009

My Tiny Dancer


My daughter had her dance recital this weekend and she could not have been any cuter! Watching her brought back dancing memories from my own childhood and seeing her on stage and loving it made me smile. She was a star and I couldn't be a prouder mama. I was thinking about not sending her back next year but after this I'm not sure that is an option. She's getting to be such a big girl and although that I'm full of joy it also makes me feel a little (sniff, sniff) sad.

It all goes by quickly. Here are the five things that happened that make me feel like Gillian is becoming so mature and turning into a mini me. I hear myself so much in what she says.

1. Before the show she said that she thought she should relax for a little while so she wouldn't be tired at the dance recital.

2. On the way to Gillian's recital I left her tights at home so we had to turn around. She noticed I was upset and said it's okay momma no matter what you do I will always love you.

3. I bought her flowers and she said thank you that was so nice of you and daddy they are beautiful and smell so pretty.

4. I could see her on the stage getting the other girls to where they were supposed to be gently and taking the lead by modeling the dance for those her who were unsure. That made me really proud.
5. This has nothing to do with the show but last week I brought her to kindergarten orientation and I literally almost started crying on the way home.

I can't wait to spend the extra time with my girls. This summer vacation will certainly be something to treasure. Twelve days and counting!!!

9 comments:

Brittany Ann said...

Oh, I am bawling, just bawling, reading this! I can't believe she said "I'll always love you" because you forgot her tights! What a little woman! And what a wonderful big girl she is growing into! Oh, I hope I have a little girl as good as her!

Kim said...

It sounds like you are doing a beautiful job of raising your girls. I love hearing about how parents feel about their kids. I get choked up almost everyday with my son so I totally relate to your emotions here!

Michelle said...

She looks just beautiful in her little outfit. I've decided to enroll our little one in dance too. She wants to take hip hop. Thanks for your sweet comment regarding our little one. I appreciate it.

Marla said...

isn't it wonderful to see them succeed? thanks for stopping by...

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Aw, Kath!! She is getting to be a big girl!! This was the recital that she wanted me to go to, remember when she invited me?? Oh, Kath.. She is so beautiful!! And I feel the tears about kindergarten.. oh, boy.. they are gonna come, aren't they?? Aww.. give her a great big hug for me!! I wish I could have seen her dance!

Kari said...

That could not be cuter!

kel said...

What a beautiful and kind little girl!!! so sweet!

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Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I know you are busy with finishing school... but come on now.. this is getting ridiculous! I need my Kathy Fix! LOL

um. Seriously.

Love you!