Flowers from Papa to celebrate her first recital.
The winter showcase dance recital was a big hit on Saturday and we celebrated afterwards by introducing the girls to Arby’s milk shakes and curly fries since they’re way too young for champagne and caviar. The theme to the recital was an “Afternoon at the Movies” and Miss C’s class had to wear denim shorts. She wasn’t really thrilled about this costume, but I told her everyone else from her class would be wearing the same thing. When we went to the drop-off area two of her friends from her class were in full makeup. OK I get the makeup on stage thing, but this is the “casual” recital; the spring recital is the get decked out like Vegas showgirls performance. Any way, I whipped out some hot pink lip gloss for a retouch and all was good. It’s always good to keep an emergency tube of lip gloss stashed in one’s purse for such emergencies.
Miss C’s class danced to “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” which will forever remind me of her first dance experience. I think her favorite part of the entire event, though, was getting to go on stage for the grand finale and bow on stage while a song from High School Musical played. I think the only thing that would have made the afternoon better was if Hannah Montana herself had showed up on a purple sparkly unicorn to perform a free concert. That would have pretty much made it every 6-year-old little girl’s dream.
The dancers all did a great job, but the most adorable moments (besides Miss C of course), were the tiniest of ballerinas whose idea of performing to “On The Good Ship Lollipop” involved lots of waving to mom and dad and spontaneous on stage hugging. It doesn’t get any cuter than spontaneous on stage hugging by 4-year-olds.