Monday, February 1, 2010

Kateri takes to the stage

We had a busy, wonderful weekend. Kateri had her first ballet recital. She was so excited to finally be under the bright lights. At the first performance, Shane said she was very serious and didn't smile once. I told her at the evening performance, Grandma would be watching so be sure and smile for Grandma. We sat very visibly in the second row and as soon as she saw Grandma she smiled and waved enthusiastically. Then went back to sombre.

She was a little bit surprised by the other dancers. While they seemed to think this was an opportunity to show off their herd mentality, she felt it was an time to show off her rugged individualism and "you can't make me do anything I don't want to"  way of life. (She gets that from Shane)

"What is wrong with you people. Have a little spine!"

"I  am very disappointed in you guys. I'm not seeing any originality."
She finally gave up and just sat down.

I was able to get a video for the second performance. Which came out pretty well for me  being in  near hysterics. My mother-in-law and Audrey were also in tears as we watched Kateri dance to her own choreography, timing, and the music in her head. I really don't think she go the whole group aspect thing. As Audrey said.,
"Kateri should have had her own dance."

And as Grandma pointed out, in essence she did.

She's in the back row, 3rd from the left. You can't miss her.

1 comment:

Tirzah said...

Kateri is my hero. I was having one of "those" mornings, and then I watched the video of her and I couldn't stop giggling. She totally rescued my day.