May 11th was the highly anticipated event of Emmy's ballet recital. Both she and I had been looking forward to the recital all year. She had worked so hard during her dance class. Emmy learned many things and was a great student that her teacher loved and Emmy loved her teacher. It was a wonderful opportunity to have something just for Emmy. Ballet was something for her to be herself and excel.
Emmy was so excited on the dress rehearsal and the day of the ballet performance to have pink cheeks and red lips. Emmy thought that she was pretty fancy with make-up on. Emmy was told she had to have her hair slicked back in a bun; we practiced many times. Emmy made sure all her fingernail polish was off, had no gum, and made sure to follow all the other rules that her teacher had drilled into the dancers' brains.
Emmy was a butterfly during her dance recital. I loved every minute of watching her dance. She took my breath away and made me tear up as I watched her proudly dance across the stage.
PS notice how awesome her bun is! Those ballroom dancing days paid off!