Tuesday, May 17, 2011





today is taylor's first dance recital.  yesterday was dress rehearsal and i was that mom that got teary eyed watching my daughter dance.  dance was a huge part of my childhood...i danced for 16 yrs and my parents attended countless recitals and performances. it feels really special being on the other side watching taylor do the same thing.
*i wish i was creative enough to have a ballerina inspired party waiting for her after the recital...instead it will most likely be pizza :)  

**images courtesy of snippet and ink, natalie spencer photography/beach bungalow 8

26 comments:

bellamia said...

Taylor is PRECIOUS! love the inspiration on the table pic! Makes me want to create a reason to set a table like that and throw a party today!

Gretchen O. said...

Is she at Palmetto Performing Arts? SO cute! We always go to z pizza in the vista after the performance. I hear ya with the teary eyes.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

As pretty as the fancy kids parties are there's nothing wrong with keepin' it real Mama and having pizza! There's only so much time in the day and there's nothing more special than having your own family's post-event ritual.

Peppermint Bee said...

SO sweet! I can't wait for my little girl to take ballet!

Major Gal said...

May is recital season! I watched three recitals on Saturday surrounded by the girls I grew up dancing competitively with. Dance is wonderful. I cried and I didn't even know the little girls dancing, I was just so proud to see the work my friends put into choreography and costumes. Your tiny dancer is adorable :)

Tote said...

Shannon, she is beautiful! My grand daughter has been dancing for a few years now. We love attending her recital's. It is way too cute!! Enjoy!

Susan

Laura Casey Interiors said...

double precious!! she is too cute!!

A Serenade for Solitude said...

It is so sweet and special that your girl is following in your footsteps! Such pretty pictures.
xx

VictoriaArt said...

What a darling! Hold her dear to your heart, the years pass so fast!I have many friends with young daughters as well, having had their recitals... they are all such sweet aspiring ballerinas!
Great images!

lizziefitz said...

Taylor is so sweet! I would get teary eyed too!

Shelley said...

Ahhh... she is ADORABLE!!! That's just the sweetest thing :D I can't wait for my little Izzy to start taking ballet!

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Louisa said...

She is gorgeous! Those costumes are super cute. I still have two of my ballet costumes - you have to save hers! I would get teary too. I can't wait for C to take ballet lessons!!

daninotes said...

Adorable! You can do the ballerina party another year...when she will remember it more.

Cheryl said...

Shannon,
Not only did I cry when I watched her, but as she got older, I would count her steps, as she had rehearsed so much at home, I knew them myself. As a working woman, a few years out of college she continues to take ballet classes, and is involved with the city ballet where she lives. It has brought her such joy.

Mimi said...

Taylor looks beautiful, I cry all the time watching my daughter dance and sing. Mimi xx

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Oh how sweet! Calleigh will have her first recital at the end of June..whew, I bet there will be tears too. x

paula said...

how sweet! she looks adorable. I would have been the one crying right along side you.

rikshaw design said...

sooo sweeet! the tutu is too much! i would have been balling!

tarheel said...

precious girl in her BEAUTIFUL tutu. I've got two dance recitals this week-end.

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

So cute in he tutu what a beautiful little girl. I have a boy so rugby matched for me rather than ballet.
Love the pretty dining table image

kayce hughes said...

Beautiful ballerina and a beautiful outfit. My 13 year old loves ballet and dances every day. There is nothing I would rather do than watch her.

jenbeth said...

Oh my! How adorable is that?!?!?!?!

Colourrich said...

So so sweet :) I also love the photography, thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

What a cutie! I love the table setting, too.

stricksonne said...

sooooooo sweet!!!!! greetings, angie

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