Monday, January 17, 2011

Step, bump. step, bump bump.

cousin norah and pearl started dance last week. they were pretty giddy.





pearl talked the entire class. while the other girls did graceful little steps and sweeping arms, pearl used her loudest voice to interrupt the teacher with important thoughts like, "DO YOU, DO YOU, DO YOU KNOW WHAT COLOR EYES I HAVE? BROWN. I MEAN... HAZEL." also, referring to norah, "THIS IS MY SISTER." teacher: "oh? i thought you were cousins." "YEAH. YEAH, COUSINS AND SISTERS. OK I'M GOING TO COUNT EVERYBODY NOW. ONE, TWO..."

she honestly did not stop talking. it was a good mixture of funny and train wreck and i had to stop watching because it was all so very contrary to my personality. i was the seen-and-not-heard type of child. so naturally i blame jamie. he can take her to dance next week. (if they don't kick her out.)

21 comments:

Kera said...

would you freaking stop it please. not to mention that these photos need to be in the next issue of nylon or something. you are so cool.

sarah marie. said...

and this is why i have to have a girl. at some point.

angela hardison said...

oh my goodness. i looove that last picture and how she's standing, so darling!

kate lines said...

oh my! that last photo is so perfect! look at her little stance!

Jenna Eve said...

I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog and getting a glimpse of your sweet family.

Natalie said...

I just laughed really hard. I have the flu so not much is funny, but that...funny. I think we are kindred spirits abby (seen not heard child...blessed with spirited heard and seen children). only your spirit is way cooler than mine.

Sarah said...

i would like to see the 2 sisters do the "step, bump. step, bump bump" move.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Yes, her personality is quite far removed from yours at that age. I really want to sit in on Norah and Pearl's dance lessons. AG

Becky said...

I love this story. Thanks for documenting it so well with the camera skills.

Leslie said...

uh-stinkin-dorable! ooh, i love your kids! love you too. :) and miss ya like cuh-ray-zeh! zumba - i haven't been since i got back from vegas. my kids and hubs had separation anxiety and now i can go nowhere without them. at least for a little bit. :) i'll let ya know when i get back into it tho. i want to start running (again, ha.) as well. it's on the blog. :)

Tippetts said...

Amazing pictures as always! Love the Reno reference. You have the best titles.

Brooke Knecht said...

I love these little ballerinas!

robin said...

what a darling, darling post. i absolutely love that first picture of pearl...

Bethany said...

Hah hah! That is SO Ethan at his gymnastics class-- all the other kids calmly follow directions and are sweet and graceful and QUIET, and Ethan's the ball of energy, bouncing off the walls!

chelebug said...

Adorable! I love it. :)

rubi said...

She has the perfect runway ballerina bun. Seriously, with all the flyaways along her hairline. It's perfect!

the southern hostess said...

The pictures paired with the anecdote is just too much cuteness for me to bare.

Lissybug said...

Oh, my gosh. That is so stinking cute! I would have the same reaction, though. Love it! :D

communikate. said...

what cute cousins {and cute names!}

her stance is perfect! i need some lessons in grace from that little lady!

p.s. i hate the word "cute" and yet... i use it ALL the time. another goal for the new year.

Jake and Jenna said...

la pearla's posture is PERFECT.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

look at their little leotards!