So on Thursday when we went to see the actual stage at the high school I toned it down a bit and I think we all were happier. She was so excited to be on the stage and didn't hesistate for one second to walk out in front on everyone.
One reason might have been because she was busy talking to one of her little classmates and not paying attention one bit to the teacher. She only made it through one full rehearsal because thirty seconds into the first run through, she came bounding off the stage, "I gotta go potty! Potty, potty, potty," to much laughter from the audience.
On Saturday my parents, brother Dave, and Brad's mom Norma all came out so she'd have a big cheering crowd. And omigosh was her class the cutest and sweetest little bunch of dancers. I think the whole audience would've oohed and ahhed over them even if they hadn't managed to bobble and hop about a little bit. They were the littlest of all the dancers and looked so precious in their costumes. I'm so happy it was such a positive experience for her, to think all the worrying on my part for no reason.
After the big show, we gave her a bunch of roses and came back to our house for pizza. Then it was to Dairy Queen for a sweet treat. But I think the biggest part of the day for ER was knowing that now she could have the doll that came with her costume. She immediately joined all of the rest of ER's babies in her bedroom.
It was quite an experience sitting through over two hours of performances, but worth it to see ER and her little class dancing to "Oh You Beautiful Doll". I hope there are many more recitals in our future. This year she was in creative moment, and she's already talking about the "big girl" class that was after hers, she can't wait for pre-tap and pre-ballet next year. I think we'll also add gymnastics next year because she's such a physical little girl, Grandma Norma's has already offered her a special "World's Greatest Granddaughter" Scholarship☺