Friday, December 7

Ballet on the Brain

Sorry everyone for such a long break from posting. We are all breathing ballet this week because Ashtyn performs in the Nutcracker tonight (already peformed a matinee today) and tomorrow night. Ashtyn is only 5, but this is her third Nutcracker performance and she has three parts this year. Ballet is truly her passion and God-given talent (believe me-I don't have a dancing bone in my body; just ask my high school friends how horrible I was when they tried to teach me to move my hips!). If she didn't love it so much, I definitely would not go through this week.

She has had ballet every night this week for 4-5 hours. Most of the girls either dance Friday or Saturday night, but Ashtyn dances both. What can I say-she's amazing for her age. I am helping backstage so I've been there every night as well. By tomorrow's end, I will have done Ashtyn's entire hair in ringlets five times and in a bun five times, and also done her makeup 5 times (mascara and eyeliner included, which also means scrubbing her face in the tub every night). Ashtyn has three costume changes and I have to put her hair in a bun after her first part in the party scene. I think we've gone through an entire bottle of hairspray and a few hundred bobby pins. I also have to help 12 other little girls through two costume changes. Moral of the story: don't wear high-heeled boots every night! My feet are killing me!

I will post some pictures soon, but I left my camera at the theatre. Good thing I'll be there again tonight and tomorrow. One of Ashtyn's costumes is the prettiest purple, poofy dress and pantalooms. She looks so dang cute! My husband deserves a big thankyou for watching the younger girls so much this week and eating cereal for dinner on several occasions.

4 comments:

Calli said...

Wow--I'm tired just reading this. I can't imagine what you and Ashtyn must be feeling like. Good thing Ryan won't let Max wear tights...

Amy said...

Ashtyn is amazing! That is so wonderful that she loves dancing and is good at it too! I can't wait to see pictures of the little ballerina! Merry Christmas!

Rasmussen Family said...

that is so cool. I can't wait to get my girls in some kind of dance. first we need to get out of the student life money situation.
Min

Tommy and Gina said...

How awesome!!! You crack me up... I totally forgot how you use to dance! Oh the memories- Love ya, G