Friday, June 30, 2017

Baseball and Ballet

Gabe came to the end of baseball season and Lydia, the dance academy's ballet year, in June.

Gabe joined a newly formed local Babe Ruth team in Glenwood.  They received a commendation award trophy for the most improved team at the end of the season, as they formed and played against many odds.  Gabe had fun dusting off his glove, realizing he needed all new baseball gear to outfit his long body, and working back into a position on the mound.  He chose a number 77 Glenwood Springers Jersey, and looked smart on the Steelhead Ranch sponsored team.

Lydia completed a school year in a 7/8 ballet class with an additional pointe class twice a week.  She loved dancing en pointe.  She said, "Mom, it feels so amazing to be dancing without touching the ground!"  She missed her classical ballet training very much with Miss Diane in Whidbey Island.  The driving distance to find something comparable is too much at present, and Lydia has decided to take a break from ballet for now.  She has committed to try her legs at running cross-country with her dad and brother this next fall.  Practice for that starts now!

Lydia's two dances for the spring recital were beautiful and a "breath of fresh air" in the realm of dance.
Mother/Daughter dinner for two on Saturday between shows.
Second from the right on toe - so beautiful in Milieu de Faust.

A rose for each dance from her teacher Ms. Nancy.

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