Elisabeth, Libby and Mallory had their dance recital on Thursday, March 12th. It was so fun to be able to have Libby and Mallory go to class with Ellie! It was fun to see how different their personalities are, especially when it comes to dancing. Libby (correct me if I'm wrong Kristen) was the best dancer of them all. She was the most graceful and obedient in doing what the teacher asked. On the other end of the spectrum was Elisabeth. Its not that she was a bad child by any means, but she wasn't really into the "dancing" aspect of the class. She thought the whole thing was a race to see who could finish first and who could slide across the floor on their knees the best. She also danced a little more like Frankenstein than a ballerina. Its a good thing that not this summer, but the next, she will be old enough to start playing baseball or soccer. She's an athletic kid, but maybe not so much a ballerina! I don't have any regrets about putting her in ballet though because she is with other kids and had to learn how to follow instructions given by someone other than she's related to. The teacher is doing a condensed 3 week class this summer, and I'm thinking of putting her in it again to give her something to look forward to.
A special thanks to Kristen and Shawn for buying the girls flowers for this special occasion! Elisabeth thought it was so cool to be given flowers for the first time. We also appreciated Kathleen and Grandma and Grandpa Ellinger for coming to watch the girls perform their dance routine.
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