Averson had her first recital this weekend and she was so excited and earnest and reverent about it. She adores her costume and has stared lovingly at it hanging in her closet for weeks, just waiting for the moment that she could wear it. She endured an entire can of hairspray and a prom's worth of bobby pins with almost no complaint TWICE because of course they had pictures on a different day than the performance.
And OMG. All the practices and money and trying to appease a pretty intimidating retired dancer were TOTALLY worth it. It was the the most precious thing ever. On the way to the theater, she couldn't stop talking about how excited (and a little nervous) she was. Then she paused and said, "Mama. I just feel so beautiful."
|She loved the hairpiece and told me that she wants to "keep it and wear it on the most special occasions so that I look super beautiful."
|Being super careful not to muss her bun or her make-up
|Practicing for her head shots