Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lollipop, Lollipop, Oh Lolly Lolly Lolly

Last night was Ella's Spring Dance Recital. It was a tap routine to the song Lollipop(which is the song I performed to when I was little, cool huh?) It was just adorable. The costumes were gorgeous and the routine was perfect for the song. Ella did an AWESOME job! Anyone thats knows my girls, knows they are a little bit shy. Performing in front of an audience isn't an easy thing for them(or for me for that matter!). But not only did Ella do her routine amazingly well, she even threw out a few smiles(I bribed her I admit:) I told her if she smiled we would not only let her pick out where we would eat dinner, but she could have whatever dessert she wanted too:) She picked McDonalds and wanted an icecream cone. She was easy to please! We are so proud of you Ella. You made me and Daddy smile so big last night!

Getting all primped for the showIsn't she beautiful?
Daddy's tradition is to give flowers to his girls after the show. She told me earlier that day she hoped she would get purple flowers. He didn't disappoint:) Nana & Tata also had flowers and a bear delivered that day. It was so sweet-thanks!
Big sis & lil sis. Aubrey was proud of Ella too.
The five of us
Aunt Tara made the trip up here to see the recital too. Ella was so happy to have her there! Thanks for coming Tara. We loved having you with us this weekend!
My bud, Melissa, and her oldest son, Dax, also came and watched. She somehow managed to not be in any pictures though, you sneaky girl you:) It meant a lot to Ella and all of us that you took the time to come and watch! Dax even walked up to Ella afterwards and said, "You did a great job Ella." It was so cute.
It was a great night! Thanks everyone that helped make Ella's day so special!

18 comments:

Jori said...

Ella is SO cute! I love lollipop too! Joey did a good job with the flowers I love those.

Patty said...

I am so proud of you Ella!! What a beautiful young lady you are. Grandpa and I are really sad that we couldn't be there for your big day. We are so excited that we are going to be able to come see you guys this coming weekend though. Hopefully you will give us a special performance when we are there.

Love, Grandma

Sarah said...

good job ella! we're so sorry we couldn't be there yesterday. :( we tried, but couldn't quite get things together in time. i love that joey gets the girls flowers! what a great way to make them feel special and loved! we will for sure try to make it to her next one!

Jennifer said...

Aw, she is super cute. I can't wait to have a girl and do all these things! How about you have a boy next & I'll have a girl? Deal?

-Melissa- said...

Ella did an awesome job and looked so cute in her outfit! Glad we were able to see her dance.

Grammy Staffy said...

Ella, you are adorable. I wish that I could see your dance. Ask mommy to put a video of it on her blog.
This weekend we got to see our grand-daughter dance in a competition. I will put some pictures on my blog of her soon. She is cute like you.

I'm glad that you got pretty flowers. We usually get flowers for our Loni but after our long drive to see her Fri. we didn't have time to stop and get flowers this time. Keep on dancing.

Emily Loria said...

Cute photos! I want to have a little girl sometime!

Tiburon said...

How cute is that outfit!!!?!? I am dying!

Do you have some video of the dance?

hoLLy said...

i have video, but it was taken on the video camera which will require some work on joey's part to put on the computer and edit out that piece to put on a clip to post. i didn't take a video clip with my digital camera, which is how i usually have clips on the blog, because in the dark, those video clips turn out blurry.

we actually broke the rules by video taping :) he he. we weren't supposed to but i thought, this is my kid and i'm videoing it and i'm not paying someone to do it for me. they can pry this camera out of my dead fingers! okay, thats a little much, but you know what i mean.

Jan said...

OK, how much do I love it that you have this very song playing as I read this post??? Back in the day, I did a lip-sync to this song with my YW girls and we LOVED this song. Ella looks adorable, and I also love it that she got flowers from Grandma/Grandpa and her daddy. Yay for Ella!!

Tara D said...

She did such great job!!! I had fun this weekend, thanks for having me. I'm trying to post a few pics myself, but I'm having difficulty getting Arthur to send them to me at work. :(

Bergen Blog said...

such an adorable outfit! I just learned about the no video taping rule from another friend, and that is CRAZY - I don't think they should be allowed to tape kids and distribute the tapes without consent! way to go breaking those rules Holly :)

Suzie said...

that is adorable. I love the shot of you putting lipstick on her!

Beautiful family, Holly!

100 Percent Cottam said...

yay, ella! that is so cute!

Lynell said...

She is adorable. And I know what adorable little dancers look like. I teach about 120 of them a week. Sounds like a great night. Aren't recitals fun?

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Such a cute little "lollipop dancer" we saw practice at the studio and you were the best Ella. I'm not just saying that because I'm your nana but you were the best. I love your beautiful smile and you look sooooo cute. We love you and are happy it was a great "Ella" special day. love nana and tata

Mindi said...

holly--she is so beautiful!! and the costume is just right up 'little girl fantasy' alley!

Hirschi Family said...

Ella looked adorable in her dancing outfit! Savy starts dance in Sept. and these pics make me so excited for her to start this new endevor! Tara looks so pretty in that last pic!