According to Ava, this is her last dance recital. She wanted to start dance at the beginning of the year, but around Christmas, she had decided that she was done. I made her finish up the rest of the year and on Tuesday nights, you would have thought I was the devil. It was an absolute fight getting her to go to dance. I have wondered if maybe it was because it was in the evening and she was just so tired that it made her moody, but whatever the reason, we all agreed that this was the last recital. In fact, every week we counted down how many classes were left. ;)
Finally the day of dress rehearsal arrived and it was in the middle of the one of the craziest, busiest weeks ever, but we made it through. It was a disaster though. I'm talking distracted dancing (if you could even call it dancing) that had some nice butt-picking and tootie-scratching that had all of the parents laughing, but me feeling like I was going to die of embarrassment.
Dance day didn't start well and I have to admit that I was in a tizzy. Ava was in a mood and it was not a day I was looking forward to. However, when it was time to go on, Ava did her dance and she had minimal itches while onstage. ;) I would love to say it was the most beautiful dance recital ever, but I was definitely stressed and let's just face it, life is not 100% rosy all of the time.
Once dance was over and Ava was able to get out of her "itchy costume" we had a very good afternoon and I was so glad to get to relax and spend time with my parents and Trayton. I was also so glad that Nana, Pop, and Aunt Bethany were able to attend. I have enjoyed our two years in dance and I hope Ava one day looks back with fond memories of her two years. :)