Saturday, January 9, 2010

biscuit's big day out

Today was a great day.

Well, technically, it's still today.

But this morning was a great morning, and, right now is pretty good for 12:53.

This morning, the Biscuit realized her dream of becoming a ballerina.

She had her first ballet class.

She spends most of her time at home in a leotard and/or dancing, like this:

So I did a ton of online research until I found just the right ballet school for her. I was looking for the correct balance of fun and serious craft, and thus far we're very happy with the studio we chose.

Here she is in her ballet outfit: light pink leotard, light pink skirt, pink tights, pink shoes, hair back in a bun with bangs clipped off the face. Verra fancy.

Dr. Krog and his pheasant cane were not part of the ensemble, just a nice extra.

And they're real shoes, too-- the kind with split soles that required Mommy to frantically sew the elastic into the shoes this morning at 8:48am in her bathrobe with a toothbrush sticking out of her mouth.

Mommy wasn't quite sure how tight to sew the elastic, if it went inside or outside the shoe, and if it went in front of or behind the seam. But the shoes stayed on her feet, and that's all that mattered.

Luckily, her studio has a little window for parents to crowd around and say, "Oooh!" and "Ahh!" and "Awww!" and "No, quit picking your nose and wave the scarf!"

Unfortunately, Mommy's camera through glass is more... artistic. But ignore my crappy photography skillz and enjoy the cute.

And this one's for the grandparents, and anyone who likes teeny ballerinas doing their first plies.

The Biscuit, of course, is the pretty little niblet on the far right.


jarvenpa said...

Can I just say I love your blog?

No, I can't merely say that. This post not only gives me pseudo-grandma bliss (don't worry, I am not really a crazee stalker from the wilderness out to get your Biscuit) but reminds me sweetly of my ballerina days.

And your ballerina has natural grace.
(the word verification is "intelier". Surely that is a real word meaning something important?)

Isabel Aven and Sylvia Harper said...

bravo! bravo! isa is very pleased that her little soul sister has joined the ranks with her :)

RosyRevolver said...

Oh, SO CUTE!! Hooray for the beautiful biscuit!!

So glad you caught this on video- it was awesome to see.

Have a great weekend, D.

Spotted Sparrow said...

Aahhhhh, can't handle the cute!

Virginia Valerie said...

OMG ballet!! She is a cutie pie!

Wendy said...

*iz ded of cute*

She looks so happy!

Jennifer said...

So cute. Love it. I think my daughter's ballet class is a little too serious for her. It is all rules and no playing or singing and Baby Girl thinks if there is dancing then there should be singing to go along with it.

Simply Valorie said...

Oh wow. She is sooo cuute. :) So so cute.

Alice Istanbul said...

That looks amazing! Can we join you? I called on Thursday for prices, but they were closed because of the ice. I think Grace would love it.

urfaqhesse said...


I have been waiting with bated breath for this day! Thank you! homg she's so cute. I love her - and you.

Delilah S. Dawson said...

Alice, we would LOVE to have you in class! The price is $54 per month for 1 class week, which is commensurate with other schools in the area.

There is a $25 registration fee, and we briefly spoke recital fees, but Dr. Krog and I were so twitterpated at the thought of Biscuit on stage in a pink tutu that we would have handed them a blank check.

Merlu said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! She is so cute!!!! And she looks like she KNOWS what she's doing.