Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Downs and Ups and Pirouettes

It was a long weekend. Not because of the holiday, but because it was stuffed full of sadness and happiness and general busy-ness that I would not have been surprised if someone had told me that today was June already.

We had a funeral on Friday morning. My mother's Aunt Elizabeth. I'm digging for a recent photo, but I think I need Tech Support to find it for me. He's at work. Aunt Elizabeth was one of those special people who always makes you feel so welcome when you enter her home, especially if you bring your children along.

After the funeral, I had to rush back home to get Marina and hubby to work and to try to get the house somewhat presentable for family. My sister in law was going to visit for the weekend because Sierra had her very first dance recital on Sunday. I think I had less than an hour at home on Friday before I had to bring Sierra to her dress rehearsal and then pick up Marina on our way home. Saturday was spent gardening, because I was too exhausted to do anything else.

Sunday was the show. Now I know I'm her mom, so it doesn't mean anything if I say she was awesome, but she really was wonderful. Her teacher did a great job creating a story dance, where the other girls were fairies and Sierra was the "human girl" (her words). The dance opens with the fairies. They rush off and Sierra enters, lost in the woods. The fairies find her, dance with her and lead her out. I was very impressed at how well she did with being onstage alone in front of the audience. I think that is much scarier than starting with the group.

I'm thinking this is going to be the first of many dance recitals.

Ballet Recital and sibs Ballet Recital


Vicki said...

I'm impressed!! Being alone on stage at such a young age and not being scared? I believe you are right that there will be many more dance recitals, then Broadway in her future!

(I'm also impressed with the sibling one arm hug in the background!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your Great Aunt! Not a nice way to start a weekend :(

Congrats to you for getting yourself and everyone else through the weekend and congrats to Sierra on her first recital!


Anonymous said...

With a Sierra performance like that with a leading role though she was the smallest of the cast, who needs Broadway? I'm so proud of you and excited for all that you can visualize happening to you.
I love you.

Laughing Stars said...

Sierra looks gorgeous -- congratulations to her on her wonderful performance. I LOVE the fact that she got roses. :-) I am sorry about your loss. You'll be in my thoughts.

Lori @ Camp Creek said...

so sorry for your loss.

sierra looks so beautiful - what a wonderful experience!

Inner Elder said...

You are right. She was awesome! And I should know, I'm her Grandma. Good work Sierra. Your performance made my day.
Love, Grandma

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