Momography Tips – The First Day of Ballet

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Momography Tips – The First Day of Ballet

She has been asking to be a “ballet-er” for a while now.  (I’m not quite sure where the idea stemmed from but I think Angelina Ballerina may have had something to do with it.)  Am I just terrible that I didn’t sign her up 6 months ago when she first began asking??  Monster asks for a lot of things.  She also wants to be an astronaut but I’m not sending her to Space Camp.

Well, one evening SuperDAD and I  were watching So You Think You Can Dance.  The girls were asleep  Bug was sleeping, Monster was… supposed to be sleeping.  We watched a few hip-hop dancers, and then a female dancer came to the stage.  She started her dance.  A lovely ballet number. Then, like a bat outta’ Hell…. Monster came running into the living room.  I was about to give her my “It’s bedtime, little girls need their rest, PAH_LEES go to bed” speech until I saw what she came out for.  She stood in front of the television and mimicked every kick, twirl and jump the beautiful dancer was doing on the stage.  After the routine my girl turned to us and said, in her sweetest voice, “Mommy and Daddy, I’d really like to be a ballet-er”.

I called and signed her up the next day!

We decided to sign her up for a short 4 week Summer intro course.  It includes tap and ballet.  If she loves it like I think she might, we will sign her up this fall for a full dance season.

She was so excited to start and to be honest so was I.  I made a huge deal of it.  IT IS A BIG DEAL…. the first day of ballet!  I want Monster to know Mommy and Daddy want her to try new things and that everything that is important to her, is important to us!! OH!  And OF COURSE I took pictures! 🙂

Momography Tips - The first day of ballet


As you probably already know, I love to practice my MOMography whenever I can.  Documenting my children on camera is so important to me.  Capturing those special moments and preserving the memories for a lifetime means something.  My girls will have them to share and cherish for the rest of their lives.  I can’t think of a better gift to give them.

On this very special day, I wanted to focus on the details and attempt to tell the story in photographs.  I’m not sure how well I did.  We were running late right on time, which didn’t give me much time to work with.  I can think of about ten other shots I wish I would have taken and we never made it to the backyard to jump and twirl that tutu but I did get SOME images and some are way better than none.  And really, that is the beauty of MOMography, the more you practice the better you get!!

Here is my beautiful ballerina, or “ballet-er“, if you will   😉 ….  getting ready for her first day of ballet!!!!!

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Pretty freakin’ adorable, right????

And I will report… She LOVED LOVED LOVED her first class.  Every day since she has asked if today is the day she goes to ballet.   Today I get to say YES!!!!



By | 2018-01-10T11:36:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Blog, Momma's Corner, Momma’s Gonna Snap|8 Comments

About the Author:

Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.


  1. erin July 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    best looking bun I’ ve ever seen!

    • Heather July 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      HAHA!!! Thanks Erin. It only took about a dozen bobby pins. 😉

  2. Molly July 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Love this post…she is beautiful!

    • Heather July 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Molly! Aren’t you sweet. Thanks doll. She obviously gets it from her Momma! 😉

  3. Melissa July 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

    LOVE HER!!! Great MOMography!!!

    • Heather August 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Melissa. You’ll have to come to another practice. She enjoyed you being there.

  4. Christine July 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love her little tap shoes. Can’t wait to tap with her 🙂

    • Heather August 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Do you still have your tap shoes?? I’d love to see that show 🙂 !!!!!

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