The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Last Day of Ballet

Today was Alayna's last day of ballet. Next week is dress rehearsal and the recital. We're still undecided if you we'll put her in for a 6 week course or just wait until the fall for another 12 week course so she can be in another recital. Part of me doesn't want to take her out. She really likes it. More than I thought she ever would. And it's helped her to get over her fear of being in front of other people, she's made friends when before she'd NEVER play with any other kids, and her confidence is higher. Not only that... but she also has learned that she CAN be away from me for a little while and the world will NOT come to an end. I mean of course I am only in the next room but still. Before ballet that NEVER would have happened with her. In 12 weeks she's become a different girl. It's kinda great to see her come out of her shell.

So on her very first day, she clung to me like velcro, she cried, she didn't want to participate, and definitely would not dance in front of anyone. Well since today was the last class for this session, parents and family members were invited to sit in class as they demonstrated everything they learned stretches, ballet, tap, and they also performed their routine for the recital next week. At first when we walked in and all the parents were sitting in the room I though Alayna was going to run to me and not want to dance. But she slowly tiptoed her way to her spot, and to my surprise she performed the whole 45 minutes like no one was watching. At that moment I was so proud for what she accomplished! It may not seem like a big deal but if you know Alayna... then you know it's out of character for her to be so independent, confident, and outgoing. It's awesome to see the look on her face when she leaves class so proud of herself for trying so hard. She doesn't have to be perfect but the fact that she's trying and having fun is all that matters!

My little ballerina... my pride and joy... Showing off her dance moves

















After they finished they had a little mini party... everyone brought treats to pass out. Alayna loved that part!



And last but not least... here's a video of her in practicing her routine for the recital!


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

aw!she's growing into a little person.haha.well i am proud of alayna...she did a very good job in her little routine.good for her!

-becca

Tracy said...

God, Michelle, I can't get over how gorgeous she is. Watch her in a few years... I think I might get a gun to help out. ;)

Betty F said...

Michelle! She's so cute and her dancing is adorable!

Jenny from the Blog said...

I love it! You just can't take her out of it. Just think of me who keeps saying I am gonna put the girls in something like that and I never do...She's adorable!

Marya said...

Aww love it! I agree! Dont take her out. I think you should continue to take her to these dance classes. =)

Anonymous said...

so cute! Can't wait till Emma is 3 to put her in Ballet class also..
I know it won't be easy for her since she is very much like Allayna.. kindda shy, not social in public and keeps to herself. But I hope she likes it too.
Love Vane