Friday, April 25, 2014

Dance Recital 2013—a catch-up post

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This is always a big day in our family. (and not just because I sometimes deliver a baby on recital day—see June 2, 2012) It’s super exciting for my little performers, and it’s really fun for most of us audience members as well…but the day does get a little long for some.

Like last year, Tessa was in the afternoon show and Eden was in the evening show, which means many hours of sitting in the gorgeous performance hall in downtown Des Moines—but they are wonderful shows. Since the weather is beautiful and warm in early June, we are always able to take a walk outside in between the shows—getting some early dinner at Subway and strolling through a sculpture garden—before getting primped and ready for the second show.

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It’s a fun family day, and I guess I can’t really blame those that get tired of watching dance after dance after dance on stage (ahem, Tyler, Eli and even Tom). Our studio really does do a fabulous job with sets, choreography, costumes and overall showmanship…there are just a lot of dancers. :)

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We certainly never tire of watching these two dance it up!!

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This year was extra special cuz Grandpa and Grandma Ransom came to visit and got to enjoy the show with us! We are so lucky to have them come as often as they do.

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The dancers do work hard all year, so it’s pretty special to see them  showing their stuff. And what girl doesn’t love to be fancy and glitzy once in a while? This is something I never did as a child, so while it’s sort of out of my league (I’m getting better at high buns and stage make-up), it is a fun thing to see my daughters be a part of.

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