Tuesday, May 29, 2007

pointe shoes and mail

Today was the day Miss Abby has been waiting for the past 4 years. All of the lessons. The hours in the studio. And for what? Her first pair of pointe shoes. We caravaned into Kansas City with her teacher and a few other gals for a custom fitting. The child didn't stop smiling from the time we stepped into the car till the time we left. A visit with our favorite baby and mexican food for dinner topped the day off perfectly!



That was until we got home. Miss Morgan was a tad bit bummed with all of the attention on Abby. But a certain package arrived in the mail from Lera over at The Sky is Pink and just look what was inside:




Vintage baby doll dresses. She was so so happy. They fit American Girl dolls perfectly! Who knew? Thanks Lera for making the day of a certain red headed eight year old.



And how did Parker feel about this day full of ballet shoe fittings (that took two and a half hours by the way), baby kissing, and baby doll dresses? Remember this picture? Enough said. To be fair, this was a picture of him before all of the craziness ensued this morning in his new pjs...yes the bottoms are on backwards.


12 comments:

Mary said...

What a special day! I remember my first pointe shoes and how happy I was to go en pointe for the first time. I couldn't imagine ever breaking them in, though! LOL!

mary said...

Way to go Abby!!! You have been practicing with your mom's pointe shoes since you were three and now you finally have your own.
And the doll dresses are darling. As is the red head holding the model.
And Parker is tooooo cute in those pjs.

kirsten said...

wow - congrats to abby!
i have a 6yo dancer who's already looking forward to that! :)

kat said...

Oh what a happy day!
Sounds like everyone had a good day and felt special. Love when that works out.

beki said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

Sarah and Jack said...

Those elephant jammies are so cute. Where did you find them?

Chara Michele said...

Congrats to Abby!!! Definitely a special day:)

capello said...

ooooo... awesome shoes. (i always wanted to dance. hmph.)

lera rocks. she's awesome.

and i can't believe you were in town and i missed out. hmph. (okay, that sounds slightly stalkerish, but whatever.)

lera said...

Love the pointe shoes. And so happy that the dresses fit her doll! Yay! Spenser doesn't have one of those dolls yet, so I didn't know the size.

erin said...

congrats to abby! a huge accomplishement!

Lara said...

Good luck to Abbs on those shoes, she'll do awesome with them. Mo and Parker couldn't look any cuter in those pics. Love the backwards look:)

mommy to four j's said...

What a fun and special day. the doll dresses are so cute. Char