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Craftiness and Ballet

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We went to a birthday party yesterday for a friend of Ivy’s named Isabella. I want you all to know how awesome I am, because I made this apron as a gift:

And decorated this plain gift bag with scrapbooking supplies:

And it was super easy, and fun, and I have no idea why I never tried it before. I am very proud of myself in case you cannot tell.

Anyway, we have a ton of adorable ballet pics, my favorite being the Minnie Mouse ones for Ivy. I didn’t think it would be that interested when I read it on the schedule but it turns out to be one of my all time favorite costumes, its sooo sweet!! If I have time I will put together a video of the footage because pictures just don’t do it justice.

That said, here are pics! :)

First, of Violet as Olivia the Ballet Piggie.

Since Violet refused to keep the costume on for long, here are her remnants...

Violet refused to keep the costume on!

They get a different stamp at the end of each class

They get a different stamp at the end of each class

And now, Minnie Mouse! How adorable is that dress!!

Minnie Mouse curtsey!

My Little Pony

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Violet’s second ballet class went really well, and she participated fully without any of the pouting and difficulties of her first day. Here are some pictures.

Ivy patiently waits for her class while Violet goes in

Ivy patiently waits for her class while Violet goes in

Stretching time!

Stretching time!

Getting dressed up

Getting dressed up

She's My Little Pony!!

She's My Little Pony!!

Picking berries

Picking berries

Got one!

Got one!

Violet’s 1st Ballet Class

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To¬† be honest Violet didn’t much appreciate her first ballet class, and was clingy almost the entire time. She warmed up to the hopping exercise though! I think in another week or two she will feel more confident about it.

Arriving at ballet

Arriving at ballet

She looked so tiny as she sat there waiting for me to put her shoes on

She looked so tiny as she sat there waiting for me to put her shoes on

Entering through the magical door

Entering through the magical door

Stretching exercises

Stretching exercises

Hopping exercise

Hopping exercise

Princess outfit

Princess outfit

Trying to take the crown off

Trying to take the crown off

Here is the video of the hopping exercise:

Not to leave Ivy out, she was dressed as Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Little gypsy

Little gypsy

A beautiful arabesque!

A beautiful arabesque!

And here is the video of one of the floor exercises:

The Lion King

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I know I have not posted any of Ivy’s ballet stuff in a while, but here she is as the Lion King.

Random Sampling of Pictures

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Ivy as the Lion King

Ivy as the Lion King

Vioet attempting an arabesque

Violet attempting an arabesque

Hugs!!

Hugs!!

Violet at the park

Violet at the park

Leaving church on Mother's Day

Leaving church on Mother's Day

My girls and I on Mother's Day

My girls and I on Mother's Day