Sunday, May 18, 2014

Swan Princess

I had my first ballet recital this weekend and it was magnificent!  The extra special performance was highlighted by a wonderful weekend visit from Grandma Terri and Auntie Gigi.
 We started off with a nice tasty tour of Portland.  We did plenty of eating!  I did great at Tasty and Alder since they had my favorites ready to go.  Mostly on Friday we shopped until we practically dropped.  We had a lovely day all together!
 On a final tour around downtown and heading back to the car, I somehow even managed to get a piggy back ride from Auntie.
 When we got back to the house to relax a little, Grandma read me all of the great books she brought me.  My favorite is the book about the swan princess.  It was the perfect preparation for my recital.
 I also modeled some of the new clothes that we got on our shopping spree, and awesome baubles from Auntie!
 Grandma got to see her peony that she bought last year nearly in bloom!  It looks great for its first year, I can't wait to see how it grows.
 The weather was still pretty awesome on Friday and much of Saturday though it was starting to sprinkle.  The good news is that we did get at least one afternoon on the deck enjoying the weather.
 Saturday was the big day... my performance!  We had a rehearsal and the performance on the same day and it was amazing!

 Mom signed up to be a backstage volunteer so in addition to getting us into our costumes and wrangling in general, she got to take all sorts of adorable pictures of all of the swan princesses

 Our helper Miss Meghan was the perfect helper for us.
 and Teacher Michelle handed out hearts to remind us how much we loved ballet!

 Lining up ... ready to head out onto stage!

 Though pictures were discouraged during the performance, we did get a few when we went out for our bows, and Mom was able to take a video during the dress rehearsal earlier in the morning
 It was quite exciting!
 We all got flowers from our teacher, and Grandma and Auntie also brought me roses for my first fantastic performance!

Everybody was grinning ear to ear with full hearts watching the little ballerinas for their first time onstage, they were so beautiful and very professional.

 After a noodle lunch we relaxed for a little bit at home before heading out for a gals afternoon at the Japanese garden.
 It was a lovely day out, I got to see the fish and I think Grandma and Auntie appreciated the rest of the greenery!
 To cap off our big day, we had hors d'oeuvres at Whisky Soda Lounge and dinner at PokPok.  Owen and I were pretty much thrilled by the sticky rice and spare-ribs, but the adults had a great time trying a more diverse menu.

 And for dessert... how about these beauties.  Oh my we did eat a lot.
 Sunday was quieter, we picked up Grandma and Auntie a little later in the morning, shopped a bit, headed over to Barista for a great cuppa.  Auntie had her first barista pulled latte, complete with some fancy latte art.

 It was such a fun girls weekend out here in Portland, the fellas has their fun this weekend as well, and ate quite well too.  Thank you Grandma Terri and Auntie Gigi for coming out and taking us out eating and shopping all over town and being my crew support for my ballet performance, We had such a great time with you!

1 comment:

Tammi said...

Grace in that tutu…oh, my goodness. She is a little beauty!