Saturday, December 04, 2010

The more refined side of kdzu

It's been a typical late fall day here at the Kudzu Grotto.

Threatening rain (although all we've gotten has been a little drizzle from time to time) with winds that have all but died out since darkness came creeping out of the east. Cooler tonight with the week ahead forecast to be in the 40's for the highs. Just damn.

Made a run up through Carnesville to Toccoa mid-day then back to the Grotto with only a smallish amount of work to get started. Then a very nice nap in the rockin' recliner, awakening in time to heat up a boiler of oyster stew with soda crackers for supper.

Ah, the high life.

I've been reviewing the pictures taken last night at the youngest G-daughter's ballet recital and Nutcracker production.

At 4 1/2 years old you can only hope that their 3 minutes on stage will be satisfying for them and fun for us.

I have to report that it was all that and more.

Although the lights were more of a glare onstage than Callie could manage without squinting and holding her hands over her eyes trying to see mom and dad in the audience, she gets an A for effort and the hope that her parents will keep her in dance as long as she enjoys it.

She really got into the period after the intermission sitting in her Nannies lap and wiggling along to the music.

That's her mom sitting to her left.

I enjoyed the entire production even more than I had hoped to. The younger dancers gave great efforts even including a little 'Break Dancing' from a couple young boys.
The production of 'The Nutcracker' by the Classic City Dance Troupe was icing on the cake of a wonderful evening.

There was one young dancer that I think caught the attention of a large portion of the audience...

This picture is the best I could get of her. She had to get a Gold Star for her performance. Although the smallest and apparently youngest of her group with slightly baggy leggings her style and grace sat her firmly head and shoulders above many of the older more accomplished dancers. It was apparent that she truly loves dance and is willing to give her all for it. What will happen when she discovers boys and the hormones kick into overdrive is anybodies guess...but, she could be a contender.

Who knew that an ol' redneck would have such a good time at the ballet?


Paladin said...

I find myself interested in all sorts of things that I normally would turn my nose up at - once kids (especially grandkids) are involved :)

I'm like the Grinch, in Dr. Seuss, when his heart grows three sizes...

Borepatch said...

That's pretty dang cute.