Sunday, October 30, 2016

Harper first experience dance class was a sad sad attempt, and Harper decided that very day she just wasn't ready for a dance class - until she was seven.  or maybe even eight.  But we all know how much Harps has grown the last year, so when she brought home an invitation to a "bring a friend" to dance class from her new bestie, Keely - I thought just maybe there was a chance...  Especially considering that Keely's last name is Hurdt - from the one and only MRS. HURDT!!!  I LOVE MRS. HURDT SO MUCH!!!! I GIVE HER A HUG EVERY TIME I SEE HER!!! Hurdt family.  Yes, darling Keely is our beloved Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hurdt's daughter, and H's new friend.

Alas, Harper didn't even hesitate, and her eyes welled with tears and she said, "But, I'm not seven yet, Mama."  Alright, invitation politely declined.  But wait - there is another option!  Would Harper like to come watch Keely's dance recital?  Ummmmm - yes, please!  Sign us up!

Saturday afternoon, the girls jumped in the wagon and attended our very first dance show.  The auditorium was stuffed, but thankfully Mrs. Hurdt was able to save us some seats.  Harper loved seeing her favorite teacher on a Saturday, and sat attentively throughout all the performances.  She clapped and cheered, and whispered in my ear, "There's Keely, Mama!!  There she is!!  The one in white!  (They all were wearing white...)  And, she's gooooooooood.  I knew she would be, she goes to dance class."  (Ummm, yeah, Harps.)

It was super fun to see all the dancers, and I even recognized some students.  But the best part for H was holding Mrs. Hurdt's hand to find Keely after the show, and congratulating K for her impressive moves.
One the way home, we discussed how much fun we had and how talented the dancers were.  I asked Harper if she would like to be in a class with Keely  - even playing the "then we could hang out with Mrs. Hurdt all the time" card.  Her response was quick, "I don't think so.  But, we can go to all the shows and sit in the back!!"

Ok, Harps.  No "toddlers & tiaras" for you.

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