Sunday, August 2, 2009

Backyard Ballet



For about three years Emma and her friends have been planning to have a dance exposition. They plan a date, choreograph some dances, and then nothing happens...ever. Recently Emma and her friends picked a date...August 2nd and planned as usual, but in a surprise move the girls actually sent out invitations this time! We built our deck for entertaining in any and every way; it was just a matter of time before it was converted to a stage. The girls titled the show Dance Like Nobody is Watching...except in this case we actually were...complete with VIP guests, hot dogs, programs, popcorn, and Finn as the host!



The yard filled with guests and the girls began to dance...




Seven thoughtful pieces...lots of applause...and flowers at the curtain call...

...it struck me that moments like these are what life is all about.
Dancing on a deck for friends and family created a sense of simple homespun community.
Thank you girls for following through; we never thought you would, but were are ever so grateful you did. What a perfect afternoon.

4 comments:

Angela said...

So sad to have missed this! P.S. We are home now.

Mary said...

looks like it was worth the wait! I so want to see Emma dance! I believe Emma has a very bright future ahead of her. You should be proud

Penny said...

Thank you for a perfect and inspirational evening! Chris and I were truly touched by the performances. These girls were simply spectacular.

Nubia said...

okay, I'm officially excited!

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