Thursday, December 13, 2007

What do you do on your day off?

Well certainly mamas don't actually get 'days off,' per se, but any day we stay at home and do next to nothing feels as close to it as you can get. No running to school or the library or Target or Christmas shopping. Just hanging out. These are the days Alla is happiest. She love love loves to be at home. Good thing, too, cause we'll be doing a lot of it when Pondegore arrives in March.

Yesterday we considered playing in the snow. But seeing as how the temperature hovered around ten, even Alla decided it was too cold. So I brought the snow to her and she played with it in the sink.
Until she had to give her whales and sharks a bath.

And while drying off said whales and sharks, the little one discovered her ballet shoes (which she calls 'bullay shoes'), which she then tried to fit over her footie pajamas. We decided it might work better with a different outfit.

Which led to the tutu. And of course I, knowing these things, told her that ballet dancers always wear tights with their tutus. Well, they do. And buns. What'd you say, Mama? Buns, dear. So she got a little modified bun complete with a big satiny bow and I made my amends with pink for those ten minutes because she turned on the Christmas tunes and danced around on my bed for awhile. Started with plies (her words not mine) and then did her kicks just like the big dancers (The Rockettes, of course), and that was that. The tights stayed on through nap and all the way til bath, when they were tossed due to the giant hole that had formed in the right foot. Which only made her look more like a real ballet dancer.

I told her when she's three she can take ballet. I can totally deal with pink in ballet form.

11 comments:

Susie said...

Isn't she just too precious! I think Alla and Ash would be best friends in their ballet class- Ash is ALL about dressing up and dancing about.

andrealavin said...

OMG! I love this! How lucky for Alla to have a real live dancer as a mother. We never stop being dancers do we? Way too cute! xoxo Dre

Megan said...

I can't believe they don't make blue ballerina outfits. I think I must look around or just make one for her. I'll get back to you with this.

Tasha said...

She's just the cutest little tutu wearing ballet dancer. and....what's wrong with PINK>

ssclark01 said...

Um, I think you are crazy. Days at home make me want to blow my brains out.

Cathy Bolander said...

I love how creative you are with the snow in the sink & absolutely love that she is wearing pink with her bun.

Amy said...

What a fun momma you are! And what lovely pictures :-)

(okay, Samantha's comment just cracked me up!)

Missy said...

Yay for ballerinas! You can find lots of colors of leotards at discountdance.com. Just some FYI, hee hee!

Sue Thomas said...

This entire entry is sooooo sweet, j.j.!!!!!!!! Alla is one lucky girl!

boo arnold said...

GOOD MOMMY with the snow in the sink!!! and how precious is the ballet outfit? I might need one of those. soo sweet!

Susan said...

snow in the sink.
i LOVE it.
cause really, there is no better place for it...

and alla + ballet gear is the cutest!!!! love the photos!