Monday, October 7, 2013

Delaney's Dance Recital

I know that I don't have to offer up an apology and/or list of excuses as to why this blog has been silent for a few months. Suffice it to say that I've been very busy, very tired, and in survival mode these days. Here's hoping that I turn over a new leaf and get on with my bad bloggy self...

Delaney is our dancing queen. She has a song in her heart and a bounce to her step most hours of the day. Delaney had been attending dance class for a few months this past spring and summer, and on June 1st she had her first dance recital.

Let it here be known that the Dunlaps are not cut out for the dance life. We are not a dance family.

Oh my golly, who knew the amount of time and MONEY that goes into a dance recital? I sure didn't. I now have a lot of respect for families that do choose the dance route. It is such a huge time/money commitment, and those kids have to want it. Anyway, as much as Delaney loves to dance, I don't think that will be our lot in life.

But man, she sure did look cute for her dance recital. Delaney had to wait backstage until it was her turn to go on. You'd think that the little ones would be slated to dance first, but nope! We got to wait THREE HOURS until it was her time to shine during her 2.5 minute routine. I'm not exaggerating. But again, she loved every minute of it (even the waiting backstage with her friends) while the rest of us had to sweat it out.

And no, I didn't get her routine on video. Because you're not allowed to videotape, and I really didn't want to shell out $25 to see a bunch of unknown youngsters dance and THEN watch my kid in all of her 2.5 minutes of glory. We had already invested enough money into this ding dang recital! If you'd like to see her dance, just ask her to do her routine for you. She really likes having an audience to perform form (yikes!).

Head tilt, hands on the hip! 
Delaney and her "Dance Mom." Ha! I didn't even know that I was supposed to put make up on my kid. Mom fail.
Delaney and her adorable friend Abby.
After the performance, the dancer graciously accepts her flowers from her fans. 
It goes without saying that Nana is one of her biggest fans. 
And this is how her brother felt about the whole ordeal. No big surprises here!
The rest of her fans, minus her mama. Daddy, Nana, Papa, Auntie Beans, Uncle Monkey, & Jude.
Nice work, Laney Cat. We love watching you dance and explore the things that make you happy.

1 comment:

the sealey family said...

No mama fail... Makeup on a little bitty girl?! Eek!