Charlotte has been really enjoying getting costumes each week as they came in to dance class and has been anxiously awaiting the day when she could really wear them! So, when Saturday came she was super excited to wear them... who knew if she cared anything about dancing? The excitement of getting her hair done and being able to wear some make up was just so exciting for her. She thought she was really something! After waiting backstage a little bit it was time! They called her group backstage and the girls all held hands and away they went. As soon as the last one was out of sight the moms all ran as fast as they could to get to the audience and watch. We sat and waited... did I mention Charlotte has to lead the class out on stage? Pressure! But, the lights were dim and the music started up. Here comes Charlotte!!! She did it! Leading the group and then started to dance! *sigh of relief* The girls all did great! When it was over, MM hurried backstage to greet her and change her for the next performance (they had 3). Backstage you could hear Charlotte saying, "Mommy! Mommy!" When I said, "Charlotte! You did so good! Did you have fun?!" She replied with, "I wanna do it again!!".
At the end of the recital all the girls received a trophy and balloons fell from the rafters (this was more exciting to Charlotte than the trophy). She was excited to receive flowers from Magi and Poppo and a Sleeping Beauty Ballerina doll from mommy and daddy. We are so glad she had fun -- the smile on her face was priceless!