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Anna | First Ballet Class In Photos

Last week Anna attended her first ballet/tap class.

Her enthusiasm was awesome. She was so excited to pack up a ballet bag that included slippers and tap shoes and head to class.

There's no doubt I was really, really excited too. I got to watch her through a window and loved seeing her experience the motions and follow directions and watch the other girls.

She's totally ready to go again this week.

Love that she's getting to do something that is just for her.


I'm getting excited about the upcoming Craft & Hobby Association trade show later this month. I'll be attending for the first time since Anna was born - time is flying.

Today I wanted to share a quick sneak peek of some brads from Elizabeth Kartchner's Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line for American Crafts. That little fabric brad with the camera is super cute. Her new line features 22 papers, including a darling stitched ruffle paper & three patterned vellum papers. Complementing the papers are a variety of embellishments from painted wood buttons, epoxy stickers, chipboard word banners, embroidered brads & woodgrain chipboard pieces. Other new additions joining in on the fun are Flutterbys (sewn butterfly & pendant banners), a Roller & Phrase Stamp and Paper Pinwheels.

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  1. dawn says…
    01/16/2012

    How precious she is, I love when they have a peeking window for us parents. Have fun on this new journey with her, you both will love it.

    Those brads are so cute!!

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  2. Ilona says…
    01/16/2012

    Awww... so cute!!!!

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  3. dnobles says…
    01/16/2012

    The link for "Lizzy" goes to an ad??
    Dance classes, sewing costumes,recitals, high school drill team....you have only just begun....enjoy the adventure.

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    1. Ali says…
      01/16/2012

      Fixed that :).

  4. Ronnie Crowley says…
    01/16/2012

    I remember those days! Now she dances a minimum of 2 hours a day 5 days a week and that's cut back from last year!

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  5. Gwen says…
    01/16/2012

    I too remember.... We are at the dance studio four days a week. Eight classes for my daughter and six for my son. We all love it and its so good for them. Darling Anna!

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  6. Chrissy Hunyady says…
    01/16/2012

    How exciting! Audrey is starting her first music class this week. :) These girls are growing so fast...

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  7. Nancy Gill says…
    01/16/2012

    How great that you can watch without being observed. May Anna's enthusiasm continue for years to come.

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  8. libby gordon says…
    01/16/2012

    Brings back memories of when Molly was that age and started ballet-so fun to watch them. She is so darling and yes, time goes by soooo fast. My little ballerina is now ten, has shrugged of ballet for hiphop and cheerleading but still loves pink and is stil a hoot. Enjoy your girl!

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  9. Elaine Bieman says…
    01/16/2012

    You'll have to get a shadow box for the slippers too. They look really nice in them afterwards.

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  10. jamie says…
    01/16/2012

    Sweet post.
    Sweet words.

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  11. christen says…
    01/16/2012

    i remember those days so well...fun times!

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  12. aliza says…
    01/16/2012

    Too cute.

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  13. Renee says…
    01/16/2012

    Enjoy! I remember when my daughter started dance...so much fun along the way...now she's a cheerleader looking forward to beginning high school.

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  14. Jenni Hufford says…
    01/16/2012

    you will have so much fun with anna in tap and ballet... my 3 year old jordan started this past fall and it is SO fun-- so great for her in following directions!! and you will soon discover its IMPOSSIBLE to keep those white tights cleans ;)

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  15. Dori says…
    01/16/2012

    How precious! My heart just smiled. :)

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  16. ginny says…
    01/16/2012

    I remember my daughter's first class - she was so excited. She was not quite 3. She had her last recital the week after she graduated from high school. That was a lot of dance classes. It gave her poise, self esteem, confidence & a life long love of dance. She's 28 & dance is still her favorite exercise & stress reliever.

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  17. Ann says…
    01/16/2012

    So cute! My twin daughters are 2 1/2 and I can't wait to put them in dance class!!!

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  18. Pam Abbott says…
    01/16/2012

    Love this post. She is so adorable; I am so excited to see how she progresses and how you capture her joy and yours.

    And I wish I could hop in your suitcase to CHA!

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  19. Jennifer M says…
    01/16/2012

    This brings back so many memories of when mine was little and in ballet and tap. Love this!

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  20. Jen says…
    01/16/2012

    Oh my, Ali, this is just precious!! I never got any pictures of my daughter's practice - not allowed :(

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  21. Anika says…
    01/16/2012

    So so cute.. My daughter is 7 and still in dance ballet and tap in all black now no pink .. BIG GIRLS... She started at two years old and has loved it since.. in her all pink.. now in all black..time goes by too fast i have alot OF DANCE photos.. enjoy this time! I was sad when my daughter stopped wearing the pink this year!! lol

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  22. Emily says…
    01/16/2012

    There is very little in this world cuter than little girls in their first ballet/tap shoes! My girl loved wearing her tap shoes everywhere!

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  23. Kelly says…
    01/16/2012

    Oh Ali,
    Brings back wonderful memories of my own daughter who is now 14 and a TEEN! :) She started dancing at 3 in those same outfits. She is still a dancer now and it is her passion. We have enjoyed every single recital and dance competition. It is a wonderful time! God Bless!

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  24. Marilyn says…
    01/16/2012

    Precious! Brings back memories from my daughter's first class - she is 26 now.

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  25. Ellie A. says…
    01/16/2012

    SUPER Sweet! I was actually looking into signing up my little girl for ballet she dances all around the house & that's all she talks about. Love seeing Anna having such a blast!

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