Today was the last day of Anna's ballet class, which means the parents got to attend class for a 'show' to see what their little ballerina's have been learning. This little girl loves ballet. She puts on her leotard and teaches Josie the things she is learning in her class almost every day. She's been telling us she wants to keep going to ballet class so she can learn how to do 'real ballet', by which I think she means that some of the things she does in her class, although fun, don't qualify in her mind as 'real' ballet (but are good dance skills none the less).
One thing they learned in their class was the difference between leaping, jumping and hopping.
Here's a video of hopping:
A video of the dance that they made up to show the parents. Some of the time they were supposed to dance all over the place with their whole body and then they change it up and are supposed to just dance on a spot and keep their whole body dancing.
Husband, father, student of civil engineering, the master gardener and bread baker in the house and loves when he gets to go for a good, hard bike ride.
Six year old lover of all the delightful details of life. Tree climber, bike rider, rock climber, gardener, Mama snuggler, artist, reader, best friend to her sisters, a kindhearted compassionate girl who knows herself and stands secure and confident in who she is with her feet planted strongly in the natural world around her.
Five years old, full of spunk, adventure and daring. She loves to snuggle, gives hugs freely and is probably the most social of the three. She is always thinking about those around her and if you need a babysitter she will follow your little one around untiringly and keep them out of trouble. She loves riding her scooter, swinging high, any art project, and is always ready to lend a helping hand. She won't be left behind if you are going out the door.
The cutest, smiliest, most independent 3 year old around, has mastered climbing and is trying to learn to ride her two wheel bike so she can ride 'all by herself' to pick up her sisters at school. She laughs easily, especially at the antics of her silly sisters. Favorite pasttimes are playing in the hammock and building with blocks and lincoln logs.