Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rain, Dancing and Exhaustion

Saturday was a long day that started with an alarm clock.  I'm not a fan of having to wake up to one, it puts me in a lousy mood.  I'd much rather wake up when my body decides, not to a horrid noise that startles the snot out of me.  Woke up to rain.

Today was dance recitals for two of the granddaughters.  In my exhausted state, I can't even remember how many this makes for "Twink", however, this was the first for "Tink".  She has been a reluctant dance student.  She thought she wanted to do it, then she didn't want to do it, but stuck with it for the year.  Not sure if she will do it next year, but she was pretty stinkin' adorable on stage.

  


Twink, the older one, was awarded "Dancer Of The Year".  She earned it.  She has worked her butt off since changing studios this year and it shows.


We're so proud of you, both!


Happy Father's Day to my Hubby, oldest Son, Son in Law and all you Dads out there!  Enjoy your day!

40 comments:

So. Cal. Gal said...

Your girls are TOO cute! Congratulations!

Mamma has spoken said...

Both look so adorable in their outfits and love the dancer buns on their heads! Confession time: I looked at these pictures and all I could think about was the reality show 'Dance Moms' and wondered if that's why the youngest didn't like it.

Gigi said...

I also hate waking to an alarm. Unfortunately, I've done it for so many years now my body thinks it's perfectly normal to wake up at the crack of dawn!

The girls are beautiful and I know you are so proud!

Betty Manousos said...

aww!!! LOVE those sweet faces!
your girls look like dolls!


big hugs!
enjoy your sunday:)

Carrie Lynne said...

Lots of recitals this time of year..very cute.

Sally said...

Yes, she is SO adorable! Love the pics of her. And, congratulations to Twink; awesome and beautiful!!

It was worth getting up for! :)

Gene Pool Diva said...

The girls are so lovely. Makes me wish I could dance. Have a wonderful day Mrs. A.

Ami said...

Beautiful girls. I knew when you said dance recitals that you meant your granddaughters, but couldn't resist the comment. :)

Many of 'my' kids were doing final dance/piano recitals the last couple weeks. I often wonder how families juggle everything, even though when I was juggling we just... did.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You were probably smiling the whole time you watched them dance. Just wonderful!

Megan Adamson said...

Your girls are so pretty, you must be very proud of them!
I hate alarm clocks too and much prefer just to wake up at my own time. I love the time just before waking up properly, but still not quite awake.

Karen said...

Congrats to both!!.. and they sure are beautiful girls.

Peggy K said...

Two little cuties you got there!! I just KNOW you had a great time!

BTW - I hate waking to an alarm clock, too. Luckily, I rise early naturally.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, I don't like to wake up to alarm clocks either.. Luckily, we don't have to do it much these days.

Congrats to both of your granddaughters... Such beautiful girls --both of them.

Hope you had a terrific Father's Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Both of your granddaughters are beautiful. I hope Tink decides to continue with her dance. My daughter took dance for several years, and I think she really benefited. Congratulations to Twink.

Momma Fargo said...

She is absolutely beautiful and what an accomplishment! I am sure you are so proud. Wondeful pics! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Those babies are both so damn adorable. You must be prouder than proud.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

They look gorgeous : ) Congratulations to Twink! Hard work really does pay off. I have to get up early tomorrow and work hard, Blech ; )

Choleesa said...

Adorable!!!

~mel said...

So sweet ~ but must confess, I too was thinking of the show Dance Moms when I saw this post. Have you ever watched that show? Wowzers ~ that Abbey Lee is one tough B.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh they look so adorable and Congratulations to Twink. Sounds like her hard work really paid off!!

Lori G said...

oh my goodness.....Angels I tell ya, Angels!
Congratulations to Tink & Twink!!
Absolutely Lovely Girls.
Thanks for sharing MsA. I can see you beaming from here ;)
As you should

NCmountainwoman said...

Congratulations all around!!! Lovely little girls.

Annmarie Pipa said...

congrats!! wow..dancer of the year is a huge honor!

Nancy Claeys said...

Congratulations to them both! They are lovely girls.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Congrats!!! They look so beautiful and to receive dancer of the year.....her dedication is superb.

Yum-Yum said...

They are precious! Aren't you glad you got a stinkin' new camera?! These shots are priceless!

Lynn Proctor said...

awwww my daughter used to have these!! so great!--hi i am a new follower!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

They are both so beautiful and poised. You've a lot to be proud of.

xoRobyn

Vicki Lane said...

What cuties! Congratulations all round!

TexWisGirl said...

how cute are they?! i admire anyone who can learn and perform choreography!

(so glad you visited me. you won me over with your profile blurb, alone.) :)

I Wonder Wye said...

fricken' adorable!! Wish WE were waking up to rain! It's unbelievable here...and both a/c's are out, which isn't good for my health...looking like August is transplant month...here we go....

Pat Tillett said...

They are both VERY cute! Congrats to them and to the entire family!

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

They are beautiful Ms A! You must be so proud of them as they confidently showed to everyone their skills and ability to dance gracefully!

Your first photos is great! Tinkering with your camera must have done that trick eh? Take care :D

lotta joy said...

Beautiful clear photos showing how lovely your grandgirls are! And any day that begins with an alarm clock, I tried to leave behind me when I retired.

Barbara said...

I hope I have granddaughters who take dance one day because I LOVE dance recitals! Congratulations to both of them!!

Jenny said...

I know what you mean on the alarm clock.

It makes my day start out cranky, too.

I love how beautiful girls look at these recitals. I wonder if it gives them confidence in life? That can never, ever be a bad thing.

Lately we're doing swim meets which require a 5:45 am alarm clock.

Yikes. I'll be glad when this sport is over for sure!

The Blue Zoo said...

Wow! They are just gorgeous!! =)

Since I only have boys I cant wait to have grand daughters!

CiCi said...

These look like professional photos. The girls are so pretty and I know you enjoy seeing them put the work into learning something and then sharing it on stage with an audience. I can feel the glow of the huge smile on your face all the way over here. You are blessed.

Furry Bottoms said...

Girls are just so cute in their dance outfits!! I'm so glad your kids did so well! :)

Powdered Toast Man said...

I've tried to become a dancer at home. I practice in the bathroom before my shower. I'm not very good.