Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Here, Denver is second from the right.
This fall the girls started taking dance lessons through a little studio in town. They have been really enjoying it and have learned quite a bit for such a short time period. This year the studio put on a Holiday Show for the first time. This definitely seemed like a large undertaking especially for my 3yr. old and 6 yr. old to remember a dance that was just taught to them. Denver danced to "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and Willa was to perform an enthusiastic rendition of the Hoky Poky. The day was a long day with regular class in the morning and then dress rehearsal at 2:45 followed by the show at 6 pm. After they both did well in the dress rehearsal, I'm afraid the day was too much for Willa and by showtime she was done. So, while we got video of her performing on stage during dress rehearsal, she did not actually make it on stage to do the Hoky Poky for the show. Denver, however, had enough energy to do 5 dances. She just loved the whole thing. I had to do the whole hair and makeup thing and I really hated to tart them up, but they did look adorable. Willa was against any makeup and I was lucky to get a dab of lipstick on her. Poor thing, it was just an off day for her. I am working on getting the video posted so you can see the whole dance but I think our video camera is a bit dated now and not sure if it will work. Until then, here's some pics.Here is cousin Rebecca, the famous Aunt Tia, and cousin Sarah who were all so nice to come to the show and make the girls feel extra special! Gran and Papa were there too but managed to escape my lens.