Sunday, June 07, 2009

Whit's BIG day

Whit had two BIG events in the same day.
First up: Preschool graduation.

Good-bye, Preschool.
Hello, Kindergarten!

Caroline and I, of course, went to the little
grad program, but Andrew wasn't sure if he
could get off work. When he showed up,
it made Whitney's day!
She was so excited and happy that
her Daddy came from work.

They had a cute little program.

Preschool rocks!
Whitney's love for music
definitely shone through.

They learned a lot of Spanish
in class this year. I think W
speaks as much Espanol as I do now.

It was a GREAT year and Whit will
miss her teachers and classmates.
But she's excited to start at B's school
in the fall and keeps asking, "Is it fall yet?"

The next BIG deal for Whit:
Dance Recital.
I missed her very first recital last year.
I was in the hospital giving birth to Caroline.
So I couldn't wait to see her dance this year.

She was all giddy about wearing a little lip gloss.
It somehow threw off her smiling ability, though.

The Dads got to participate in the performance.
Including lifting their daughters up in the air.
We weren't sure if Andrew's back doctor would
approve of lifting this solid little girl, but he
felt too bad to let her down. So he got all dressed
up, including a tie to match W's leotard and was
ready for some ballet. (I bet he never thought he'd
be participating on stage in a ballet performance!)

And he was at least a foot taller than the rest
of the dads, so if he messed up, everyone would
be able to see. No pressure, babe.

He did great. Whit looked beautiful.
She loved being on stage.
Successful recital.

The only bad thing was, I left her flowers
in the fridge at home. (Rookie dance mom!)
Luckily, she was patient and understanding.

Love you Whit!


amy said...

I love all the videos you've been posting (on this post and the last one). Little girl dance recitals are so cute!

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

Uh oh. The last remaining item on my Bucket List was to perform in a ballet...What a fun couple of days with Whit. Thanks for capturing them.

Sandy said...

How cute! Whitney is turning into quite the little lady!

Kiersten said...

I love that they had the dads participate...what a fun thing!

{kim} said...

She is such a pretty girl! That's so neat that Andrew got to dance with her. I don't know if Steve would ever do that...

Destiny said...

So much fun. Whit is such a cute girl!

Grandma Sweat said...

Hey, when did everyone get so dang old? Is it the weather in North Carolina or what? First Brandon, now Whitney - follows closely by Caroline!
Grandma Sweat

Aunt Stephanie said...

Whitney a beautiful dancer and singer! I've been to numerous dance recitals, but that was the first I've seen with dads. What a wonderful idea!

Natalie said...

The lift totally reminded me of the lift in Dirty dancing. Way to go Andrew!

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

Natalie - "Nobody puts Whitney in a corner!"