Saturday, May 8, 2010


Today was the big day for Ellie. Her first ballet recital. The big one. The one in the beautiful auditorium with most seats filled with proud mamas, daddies, grandparents, and friends ready to watch their "ballerina" take the stage. Ellie has been "dancing" for a long time now, but only has been in formal lessons for a few sessions. She really enjoys it because her teacher is wonderful. She loves the girls that she dances with, and we could not wait for today to see her up on the big stage. How fun!

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 goes so fast." And 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 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????

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?