Monday, May 31, 2010


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
watching the younger dancers
the make-up
the costumes
the shoes that are like old friends
the chaos
the dinner break with mom between performances
the need for organization
the memories
the finishing touches


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!


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!!!

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!!!

hope you are enjoying your summer!!!

Mimi said...

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!!!
now MISS C is starting dance classes in a Mommy and Me class!!!