Monday, May 31, 2010

BACKSTAGE @ RECITAL

The first mom/daughter thing that Tessa and I get to do together each summer is dance recital.  No, I don't get to dance, but I do get to hang out at the theater for a gazillion hours.  Really.  Ask Edie if you don't believe me. And I enjoy almost every minute of watching my little girl interact with her friends and dance her heart out.  I say almost because those theater seats have to be the most uncomfortable . . . well, never you mind, it was all worth it.  I have worked a lot this year and did not spend time at the studio, so each dance Tessa did left me totally amazed.  I had no idea how much she had grown as a dancer.  Some people hate backstage time, but not Tessa.  She loves it all!
spending time with friends
tessa and friends
snack time
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watching the younger dancers
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the make-up
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the costumes
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the shoes that are like old friends
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the chaos
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the dinner break with mom between performances
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the need for organization
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the memories
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the finishing touches
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8 comments:

Kolein said...

So very sweet, your daughter is! Like her momma, no doubt!

Good to see you here! Miss ya!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a fun photo shoot! My girlfriend also has a daughter in dance so her life must resemble yours very much.

And what a cutie pie your girl is!

Donna

slommler said...

What a fabulous series of photos!! Your daughter is so beautiful!!
You can tell she loves the performing and the dance. Just look at her!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Tessa Brooke said...

haha! I love the last one mom!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh how I remember those days. Your daughter reminds me of my girl when she was dancing! Have a wonderful summer! Jackie

Dane said...

Such a wonderful time. What wonderful memories you are making together! I was thinking of Tessa yesterday when I was thinking of the girls and dance classes. :o)

Jessica said...

awesome! she is gorgeous. . .
her eyes in that second or third photo..wow!!!

hope you are enjoying your summer!!!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I also loved dance recital's!!!Both of my daughters danced and I loved every minute of it!!!!
My oldest danced til she was 16 and then chose cheerleading, something she regrets!!!
Loved her outfits!!!
So pretty!!!
hugs,
jamie
now MISS C is starting dance classes in a Mommy and Me class!!!