Monday, March 16, 2009

First Ever Ballet Recital

BalletRecital

Sawyer adores ballet, and last Friday was her first ever recital. I cannot believe that just last year we were there to watch Cousin Caroline in her recital. Sawyer was mesmerized by the dancers all night on BOTH nights that we went & then & there I decided that we should try her in ballet as soon as she was old enough. The first few pictures are at the dress rehearsal, her cousin Olivia is also at the same school & she is quite an accomplished little ballerina as well. I am pretty much in love with that last picture of Matt & Sawyer. My sister Carrie & her girls came to support Sawyer, as well as our good buddies, Danny, Jessica & Max, and pretty much Jessica is the reason any of these pictures are any good at all. (Because me and no flash allowed equals tragic pictures.) I sound lame, but I just cannot believe my little girl is this big! I'm so proud of her for fighting her fear of the evil fairy and not freaking out when she came on stage. She just is such an amazing little girl, I think my favorite thing about her right now is how she is so mechanically-curious. She is her Grandpa's girl; loves to see how things work & "fix" things with tools. She is a tad bit whimpy right now when it comes to playing with the neighbor kids, she's not a big fan of jumping on the tramp when anyone else is jumping, has a hard time knowing when people are teasing or not, kind of reminds me of another brown-eyed girl....
Anyway, I'm off to Idaho tomorrow, to drop Sawyer off with her amazing Aunt Jozet & Cousin Janene who will dote on her while I am in Taiwan. I am indescribably excited to see my parents, never mind going to Taipei. I hope I'll be able to not lose anything, not miss any flights, and not kill any flight attendants or innocent passersby while I am in coach for 14 hours. Those are the main goals for the trip. A bit of beach time would be a huge bonus.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Celeste, she's so GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE the photos and her freaking cute outfit!
Holy cow, TAIWAN!!! It's here! Have fun and I can't wait to read/hear all about it and see pictures!!!!

Chris & Missy said...

Sawyer is like the most perfect little ballerena! She is just so dainty in her tutu! I sure hope that you have a good time in Taiwan, I'm sure you can't wait to see your parents! We need to get together when you get back!

Melissa said...

She looks beautiful Celeste. Have fun with your parents. Can't wait to see the pic's.

Parry Particulars said...

THAT is a sweet little girl. I never had a ballerina, only baseball players. When Caroline took ballet I was pregnant with Icky and she said to me, "I wish you would just have that baby today so I wouldn't have to go to ballet!" I did NOT know you were going to Taipan. I would have gone with you.

Ang said...

How darling. I think I seriously would have been emotional. She just looks so sweet. Taiwan? sounds amazing! Hope the flights went well and you have a lovely time.

Emily said...

She is stunning!! I love it. I am thinking about starting Bella in dance sometime soon and seeing these pictures makes me want to even more.

Kierstin said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful girl! What a fun thing for her. xo

Karla said...

So, here it is, per your request....my occasional comment from an occasional visit. :-) Found you on Jenni's blog. Sawyer is beautiful in her fancy outfit! Looks like fun!

the Lola Letters said...

Wow, that was a little sice of heaven to behold. I need a little girl! ahhhh!

Those costumes are to die for Celeste! Eesh! And little Miss Sawyer could not be more lovely!