To make it really special, our good friend (and Ellie's first babysitter), Rachel, came to do her hair. Rachel seriously is amazing with hair. She has her own 4 little princesses, so she has plenty of "hair experience!" Ellie's biggest wish was for Rachel to come over and make her all dolled up for her performance. And Rachel did just that!
Rachel prepping Ellie's hair. She makes everything look super easy. I was taking notes. Seriously, I was.
I turned to look away for a second, and looked back, and she was done. Really. I need this girl's skills! I NEED her on picture day next year. Really, she may have to come to my house on that day.
My ballerina. She was so proud of herself today, and I was even more so.
I really can't believe how grown up she has become. I know everyone says, "Enjoy it...it goes so fast." And yes.....it certainly does.
I didn't get ANY pictures of Ellie in her ballet costume because there was NO photography or video taping. Please take my word...it was too precious for words. Here she is after her performance with her teacher, Miss Katie. Ellie loves her!
And then, tonight when we took out the messy buns, this was the result. She LOVED it. Ellie's hair is so fine and straight, any time she has any curl or bounce to it, she wants to just stare at herself in the mirror. And that is precisely what she was doing here when I snapped this shot. She was mad at me for making her have a bath tonight, but I promised her that Rachel would come again and doll her up. I need to go get my calendar....when is school picture day next year, anyway????