Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pointe Shoes and Frozen Toes

I've just spent the better part of 48 hours freezing to death at an area convention center. The corridor of an unheated convention center is not exactly the location for a relaxing weekend in January. But weekend corridor sitting is one of my responsibilities as a dance mom. I typically spend my weekends sitting in the corridor of a convention center or a hotel (it costs an additional fee to actually watch the classes--no, thank you!). Believe me, it makes for some really long days... But the benefits for my daughter are usually worth it.

The Princess and her dance company were competing at a regional event for individual scholarships and team awards. While I don't really enjoy the actual conventions, I do enjoy the competition and closing shows. Today was no exception--the performances were truly amazing. In fact, one of the numbers brought several of the audience members to tears--seriously, they're that good!

So, in honor of my frozen toes, and my days of boredom interspersed with fleeting moments of amazingness, I'd like to share a favorite photo of the weekend.

Anyway--Congratulations on your scholarship, cutie! You deserve it! And yay! I won't have to pay tuition next time! That's two in a row! That almost makes the frostbite tolerable... Almost.


honeypiehorse said...

Wow is that your daughter? That's amazing.

Olivia said...

Okay. I'll admit it! I was brought to tears. Watching The Princess dance yesterday was nothing short of extraordinary. She is inspiring and incredibly talented. She lights up the stage! I can't imagine being that good at anything, and I'm honored to get to watch her once in a while.

TravelByTurtle said...

OMG(osh)! She REALLY IS a Princess! (and an accomplished one at that...)

heartsfullofjoy said...

beautiful photo!
did you take it?

Bebe said...

Yes, this is actually my beautiful dancing daughter. And yes, amazingly enough, I took this photo. Glad you like it!

Christensen Family said...

She is amazing! I think those "mom moments" are what gets us through some of the other craziness that goes along with "mom" ness.

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