Well since I had my dress out, and a photographer handy, I figured there was no better time. And we got some stunners. Serious stunners.
Of course it does help that Lydia is a beauty herself. These are just two of my favorites, there are many more that I love. It makes me excited to be able to frame these pictures for Lydia on her wedding day and see how much she's evolved from this moment. Excited, and yet content to wait for quite awhile. I'm perfectly happy to keep her in this innocent, beautiful moment for quite some time.
This little lady loved wearing my "princess dress" for the brief time that she was able to. Dressing up always makes her day. She told me just yesterday, "Mom I like your hair, your earrings, and your makeup." Yep, those are her interests already. And dance.
Lydia just wrapped up another dance class. Unfortunately, she did not enjoy this class as much as her last one and didn't learn nearly as much. The class was too big, with too many distracting kids running out of control. Lydia did a lot of sitting while the teachers tried to wrangle the unruly ones to participate. However, Lydia still got excited every "dance day" and loved the parts when she actually got to do anything.
You can tell by this dance video how much she really got out of the class.
She got to wear her dress/dance leotard, watch other girls do anything but dance...oh yeah, and throw in a couple dance moves too. We just need to find a class with a much smaller volume of kids next time...
I can't believe that I have to start thinking about enrollment in kindergarten with this girl. I shake my head in disbelief. Watch out all you other moms, soon it will be here for you too! For now i'd like to just keep her like this:
Silly, a lover of funny faces, beautiful, smart, and my little girl!