Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oh Snap Wednesday - {LINKY}

I broke up with "Wordless Wednesday." Mostly because I failed each week to produce a photo that did not require an explanation. So I decided to give it a new name - Oh Snap Wednesday, 
and add a linky for fun. Feel free to join in - even if you're still dating "Wordless Wednesday." 

My sweet three-year-old is a ballerina. She has taken ballet every Wednesday since her brother was born - almost 6 months now. And in six months she has outgrown her first pair of ballet shoes. Because I'm sappy and sentimental I took a picture of them at their last ballet class and will retire them to a shadow box for display in her room.

Thanks for the great memories, tiny ballet shoes. You did good.

I love watching Noelle at ballet class. She does great listening to her teachers and she always tries her best. And boy does she love it. Twirling and dancing unabashed with the sweetest smile. Sometimes I wish she could stay little forever.

My ballerina in her giant tutu outfit from Nana Gardner.

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  1. Love the idea of little slippers in a shadow box!

  2. I'm a new follower and linking up. My photo also has a small explanation!!

  3. Hi I'm a new follower love your picture it reminds me if my daughter! It only seems a min ago when she danced now she's getting married next month !!!!
    Nice to meet you
    Please come visit me anytime over in the uk
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  4. ohh so cute!! I can not wait to put my daughter into a dancing class =)

  5. New follower here, too!!

    Awww.. I have a ballerina, too (I will have 2 come fall.. ahh!). So cute & what a great idea to put her first shoes in a shadow box! I LOVE her tutu! So cute! :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  6. New follow via Wild Wednesday Blog Hop!

    Love your blog so far, cute photos!


  7. I love the shot of the slippers. Of course, I'm a sappy sentimental fool, so I love that you are putting them in a shadow box for her.

  8. Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for the linky!

  9. New here :) Thanks for the Linky ;)
    Angela from OneSmileyMonkey.com

  10. Aww, I love little ballerinas! My daughter took classes for all of 10 weeks then abruptly quit. I need to donate her dance stuff!

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up :)

  11. Awe, she is so cute. I know how you feel they grow up all to soon.
    New follower from Wordless Wednesday.
    Hope you follow back.

  12. So sweet! My daughter is only 3 months old but I look forward to stuff like this :) I blog over at: http://delayeddepartures.blogspot.com, stop by sometime!

  13. Love this idea! I can never just post pictures either, I always have something to say! I linked up :)

  14. awe soo cute - what a great idea for the shadow box!

  15. How sweet!

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  16. Oh how I wish I had my own first pair of ballet shoes to put in a shadow box. What a GREAT IDEA!!! <3

  17. My daughter started ballet at 3 too and I have all her first shoes tucked away. I haven't displayed them yet though. She 8 now and still taking dance. Thanks for stopping by for WW. :)

  18. Very Sweet! I grew up in the days where my mom bronzed my first ballet shoes. I think they are in the attic somewhere! =)

  19. im your newest follower! :) love your blog

  20. it will be great in shadowbox...great memory....linked my post:)

  21. Hi!! New 'follower'...What a great idea, I will come back and link up in the morning :)
    You have gorgeous kids!! Our youngest child was born in Jan this year so he's not much older than your little man :)
    Looking forward to reading your blog and becoming bloggy friends :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  22. Thats so precious! :) i love the idea!

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