a disgruntled princess-fairy-ballerina…

sela was in two preschool dance classes this past year at center stage.

each class was a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz.

last saturday morning, very early, she had dress rehearsal for both of these dances to be in the matinee show that afternoon.

about 6:45a.m. i tried to wake sela up…

sela’s response,
i’m tired! i don’t want to wake up!”

i snuggled up & whispered to her,
sela, today is your big day, you are a princess & a fairy ballerina…remember your beautiful costumes! you get to wear them today! i’m going to put make-up on you & lots & lots of sparkles…we can curl your hair!”

sela was not interested.

so, i picked her up & took her down for breakfast. sela was not interested in eating.

so, i put her in the bathtub, and started blow-drying, and curling her hair.

sela’s opinion,
i hate my hair like this! this is ugly. i don’t like this!”

i put her make-up on,
she was slightly pleased with the make-up,
i have never looked like this before! i look like a mom!”

{lets hope my make-up is usually better than hers that day!}

then we were off – to dress rehearsal,

the five minute drive went something like this…

i don’t like my hair. i don’t like my hair. i don’t like my hair.
{sela rubbing the curls out of her hair, patting them to flatten them out, or make them disappear all together.}

we arrive to dress rehearsal.

sela is on stage.

the setting…

purple tu-tu dress.
dancing to this song.

sela is in the middle and as you can see in the picture below, sela stood there the entire dance, fingers in her mouth…




this was a typical expression of the morning ~

her second dance, was a huge production of fairies, butterflies, apples, all kinds of princesses…it is adorable!

she was a “fairy princess,” and they had little planter boxes that they stood on, sat on, danced with…

still not happy.

big yawn.

when sela finished her rehearsals & pictures,
we took a much needed break!

we went to the opening of this new toy store. met bex & max for lunch. went to cheer for kj at his most exciting baseball game so far…

then we returned for the big show!

sela was a new girl! {retail therapy works at age three!}

i’ll admit, after the rough morning, i had no idea how sela would perform…

but she did great! she did both of her dances 100% better than she did at dress rehearsal, and she was tu-tu cute!

after her second dance, daddy gave her flowers…

and she was the happiest princess-fairy-ballerina in the world!

{this pic & many others this week taken on iphones, not the best quality…}

6 responses to “a disgruntled princess-fairy-ballerina…”

  1. I have to laugh because my Ella would be the same, exactly! Okay…I need a close up of her shirt in the last picture! 🙂

  2. So glad she performed when she need to! She seems so young to be memorizing routines – good for her!

  3. Oh Jane, she is so cute grumpy though, haha… I love that little Sela bella!

    Dang cute costumes!!!

  4. oh my, that is so stinkin cute! love her pouty look and the yawn was the best!

    Could she be any cuter??!! no joke!

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