Saturday and Sunday were Ella's dance recital. This is something she has been working toward all year and something she was VERY excited to do. For all the things Ella does, dancing is her passion.
I think she is a particularly pretty ballerina. She has beautiful lines and is pretty graceful. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying she's the best ballerina on stage, I'm just saying she looks very pretty dancing ballet. And that's not to say she's JUST pretty. Do you get what I'm saying?
|Love her profile|
|Genuine happy Ella|
|I don't know what else to do. haha|
|Another fave of mine|
|Are you sick of her yet?|
|Another genuine Ella face|
For as much grace and elegance Ella has, she has just as much sass and putting on her Jazz costume certainly brought that out. I swear I don't tell Ella what to do, she just does it and I snap away.
This costume called for a high bun with a "poof." I was like, what the heck is a poof? Do you remember the "as seen on TV" bump it? Well that's basically what it is. Well when I did this poof Miss Ella came alive. She LOVED it. I'm in big trouble with this girl.
Ella's tap performance was fun and she really got into it. She made all sorts of expressions with her face and was totally working it. She seemed to be so much in her element and I loved it.
|Trying to just smile and hold back the sass|
|Trying to capture her serious side|
|I'm about to burst|
|Finally! Sassy faces again!|
|Dad is bringing out the guns|
|Love this picture of the two of them. I hope they are lifelong friends|
After ballet and jazz on Saturday, Ella had tap and hip hop on Sunday. We started with tap. Tap is Ella's favorite dance, although she's nothing she really doesn't like. She loves it all, but tap is her fave.
I loved her tap performance and it was probably my favorite. All the girls knew this dance really well. Ella never turned to look at another dancer to see if she was on the right part. She just danced with confidence and it was very entertaining.
Her final performance was hip hop. I had been waiting all year to see Ella do this dance. This was her first year doing hip hop (she took it once during the summer) and I love seeing her do this type of dance.
|Is this my life through the teenage years?|