talk about it more

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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

First dance classes

Today even Grandma and Toot Toot were here to see our lovelies in leotards before they headed off to their first dance class. Grandma came with us and got to see all the action first-hand while Ian and Toot Toot pulled more carpet off of hardwood at home.

Nora's class was first, and while she did take a little time to warm up (the sobbing two-year-old next to her was a mite disconcerting) she did enjoy herself. While not wholly participatory, we could see the wheels turning inside her head. Big sister Fiona helped her feel more at home in the circle, and that helped a lot. She came back to my lap off and on for reassurance, but hopped, freeze-danced, and leapt with the rest.

Fiona became reacquainted with some old friends and met some new ones during her class. Besides being introduced to a couple ballet positions, she also marched, princess-walked, and freestyled a bit. At the end of class every child got to choose a prop from the dress-up bin for some improvisation. Fiona says it was every bit as fun as it looked.

Now both kids are off to Grandma and Toot Toot's for the weekend (first time they've ever done it together!) while Ian and I get some home renovation done. I bet they'll get a good nap on the way!


At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jen, thank you for taking the camera along! How delightful to see Nora and Fiona doing new things and also everyday things...
love, mom

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

How fun! And, the floor looks like it is coming along.


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