Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dance Camp Progress

It's been 2 weeks of dance camp and I thought I would provide an update on how little Ari is doing. I was very worried that little Ari would not participate since she tends to be shy at first but to my surprise she is doing better than I expected. Now that does not mean perfect lol! Last Wednesday she refused to do anything for the first 15 minutes but hen she warmed up and did great the rest of the time. She actually loves the technical part of the dance and is not a big fan of the silly parts. Overall she is doing great for a two year old. I love to see her try new things and learn new things!

After two weeks, I had enough pictures and photos to make a Magisto video and OMG I love it. If you have not heard of this awesome app you need to download it. It makes super adorable videos using your pictures and videos. Check out my new video Dance Your Heart Out! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pinterest Addict!

Pinterest is very addicting! I find my self looking through Pinterest multiple times a day. One of my new obsession is photography. I've never taken a formal course instead I've don't research and taught myself what I know so far. Looking through Pinterest allows me to learn more but also gather ideas of things I want to remake like this picture...
It's a beautiful picture! I pinned this picture when I was pregnant with little Ari and told my self that when Ari started dance I would attempt to remake this photo. That moment has finally arrived.. Ari just started dancing and after dance practice she was playing with her daddy. Her dad was tossing her in the area and immediately I remembered pinning this photo and been taking pictures. 

It's not exactly the same but it's unique to us!! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Little Ballerina Dance Camp

Today was little Ari's first day of dance camp. Her class is Tiny Ballerinas two and three year olds. Once again I had a difficult time locating a leotard that fits because of little Ari's petite body. Finally, I purchased one on Ebay and it came in today and fit perfectly so she didn't need to wear an oversize one since the smallest Danskin comes in is 2/3 which is way to big if your daughter still wears 18 months. I am thinking that hopefully by Christmas we will reach the 2/3 sizes.

Before we headed out to class I decided to take some pictures with the super adorable book that her God Mother Stacy gave her. The super cute book explain all of the different position in ballet and also what to wear. It was an absolutely perfect gift!

The first day of Dance camp was a bit scary for Ari. Since it's summer camp the classes are way larger than the typical classes. Therefore, as we arrived over a dozen mini ballerinas and their super excited parents were in the studio. I believe this was a huge shock for Ari because she shut down and immediately wanted me to pick her up. She refused to participate or even get down for a while. Eventually, she began to feel a little comfortable and I think she began to see how much fun the other little ballerinas were having that she started participating. Then they began playing Let it Go in the studio and by then she was fully engaged. It was super cute to see how focus she was towards the end. I hope that she gets excited about dance classes and Wednesday is not so much of a shock for her. Either way, mommy had a great time dressing her up and watching my little princess take her first dance class even if for the majority she didn't participate.

A Late 4th of July Post!

All weekend I wanted to write a post but with all of the festivities and things I had going on this weekend time just pass me by. On Friday, I decided to do a photo shoot with little Ari wearing her 4th of July outfit. Apparently, this is a tradition that I started unknowingly. However, my favorite pictures of little Ari were taken on the 4th so I thought I would go for a 3rd and once again I am in love with her photos. Her adorable dress was purchased last year at an after 4th of July Clearance and it only cost me $3 at Burlington. Everyone loved it and I've received many compliments on the dress. A friend even asked if I purchased the dress at a boutique. Burlington has super cute clothes it just depends on the time of year and the size the kiddos wear. So check them out if you have one in your area.