Sunday, May 18, 2008

Riley's Dance Recital/ Fiasco

Riley was so excited for her Dance Recital this year. But, with her on again off again bug she's had for 3 weeks that makes her puke and have horrible stomach pain and diarrhea, I knew it was inevitable that her Recital would be hard for her to get through. Of course, the Recital Day was the worst of it yet. She was puking before we even left and then thought she would be okay. Poor girl. This first pic is her in the dressing room trying so hard to be tough and not cry. But, she danced her first dance and even managed to smile. Then backstage she puked and puked. She had awhile to lay down, and then it was onto her next dance. She was determined to make it through and with the little strength she had, she did it. You would never know she was so sick. Afterwards, she was so happy that she made it through and just wanted to be held as she watched the rest of the recital. She taught me a huge lesson. Sometimes things are so tough and you would rather just sit out, but with a little courage and determination, you can make it through even with a smile on your face! What a strong little girl. We are so proud of her!













6 comments:

Makenzee and Family's Blog said...

aww she is so cute!
Good for her!

Kelli and Quincy said...

Riley did such a good job! I was so proud of her. I felt so bad for her but she pulled it off! I don't know how she stayed awake through the very end. She was so weak. She is such a good little dancer!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

What a strong little girl! Wish I could've seen her that night. Her pics are adaorable though; love the one in the car where she can't see thru all the balloons.

Shelly said...

So cute! I love to see the girls in their costumes for dance recitals. That is such a cute and fun age.

TORI, SHAD, AND TY said...

Oh the poor little thing! Is she feeling better? She looks so cute even when she is sick!

Mitzi said...

It was so fun for me to teach Riley. It was definitly a bonding activity for us. She was so good for me in class. I sure love her, and am so proud of her dancing when she felt so miserable.