October 30, 2008

October 27, 2008

anna lookin' at some chickens

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Jubilee '08

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Puff


Our little magic dragon: "Um, why are you putting me in this weird costume?"
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Monkey hugs

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October 17, 2008

Run free from the green line!!!

I'm sharing this, b/c my sweet southern gal, Amanda is so right on. Thanks for helping me put things in perspective..and I agree, hon!

"Just saw Anna's video. Funny! But poor thing. This is something I struggle with for Charlie too... do we really want to squelch the excitement, curiousity and general love of life that our kids have??? No way!!! Run free Anna Lee! Run free from the green line!!!"

Anna in Trouble....

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So, at first, she's ignoring the directions to do the exercises, and she's taking the Cinderella stickers that the teacher had to mark where all the girls stand...b/c stickers are for wearing, not for the gym floor, right?!

Then, as you can see....when she is asked to go to the green line, she tests the teacher by running on the green lines that are in a circle and throughout the rest of the gym. I know that almost three year olds are not disciplined enough for ballet, but at least she could leave Eva out of her shenanigans!

Fore more photos and more video, feel free to check http://picasaweb.google.com/lmeyers/10162008#

AnnaLee(na) Ballerina


So, at our friend's birthday party last Saturday, another Mom told me about a Pre-Ballet class her local community center was having and how we should look into it! My friend, Dawn & I have been looking for just this type of class for over a year now, and man was I excited to get home and look it up and register Anna Lee in one of the last two spots available for this session.
Of course, we went shopping for her very first leotard, tights and can you get over those teensy capezios? The tutu she already had here and wanted to dance around before we left for class.
Oh, yes...class...that is a whole separate blog post....and once I can figure out how to post the video, I will....but, my sweet precious girl had a very hard time following the rules of staying on the "green line" and listening to the teacher. It was way more appealing to run around the gym and taunt the teacher while the other little girls did their thing. AnnaLee(na) spent most of our first class in time-out, and I left feeling sad for her, really....but, hopefully by the recital she'll get the jist of the green line....and maybe even a demi-plie, if I'm lucky.
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October 7, 2008

Thanks, Anastasia and Drizella

Gah.
Thanks to Cinderella, Anna Lee is now using the word, stupid. When she started saying it, I was so bummed out, thinking one of the two of us might have slipped ...but, we don't really use that word when describing anything...and I, personally loathe that word....and then I heard one of those nasty step-sisters using it.
MAN.
On a positive note, I'm in an amazing place right now. Just feeling love in all different aspects of my life. Now, if I can just redirect that hideous word comin' out of Anna's mouth....