This is my Audrey Rose. She is my first born and we are coming up on her 7th birthday in just 1 more month! She is sweet and sassy, kind hearted and caring, goofy and emotional, adventurous and creative. She is my sweet special girl.
Audrey Rose - 1st Grade 2016SONY DSC I have two other girls as well, Claire & Madison. I guess I was just meant to be surrounded by lots of pink & attitudes. My poor husband. haha. There is so much estrogen in the house. Everyone has told us that we are in trouble once they get into the teenage years. *cringe* I try not to think about it. But seriously though, my husband is great and I couldn't ask for a better partner on this journey of parenthood with me.
This past year was filled with a lot of firsts for her & us. Audrey started 1st grade and started dancing at the Northeast Academy of Dance in Oscoda, MI. She has always wanted to learn ballet. Before I keep going let me back track just a bit.
During Kindergarten & 1st grade she was very shy (still is, we are working on it) and has struggled with focusing and being in a big classroom. When the attention is on her, she gets very shy and freezes up. She struggled in school and after many meetings with her teachers this year we have decided that she is going to do 1st grade again this fall. It was a hard decision but collectively we all feel it is best for her in the long run.
Because of her shyness I was nervous for her starting ballet. I didn't know if she would dance in front of anyone. So, she started dancing at N.E.A.D and on her first day she went right into class and was completely fine! And she loved it! She had practice once a week for the entire school year and even performed in her first recital, dancing to a piece from Swan Lake. I am very proud of her for doing something that she loves. I hope she sticks with it (if that is what she wants) because she is one talented young girl. The day of her recital I was able to snap a few photos of her in her leotard & tutu. Audrey Ballet 2016/2017 Audrey Ballet 2016/2017
Audrey Rose - Ballet Recital 2017(captured with iphone) I am looking forward to this coming year of ballet 2017/2018. She will be attending a Summer Intensive for a week at N.E.A.D at the end of this month. I'm excited to see her learn & grow. We have been doing a summer school program with her at home called GRASP (Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program) and she just started going to summer school at Richardson Elementary T,W &TH in the mornings for a few hours. She is loving it so far! The growth she is going to have this year is going to be outstanding and it makes me burst just thinking about it.
I am going to try to keep up with this blog and post frequently here. I'd like to use it to showcase my photography from sessions and in my everyday life as a wife & mother. There are many beautiful things out there and I'd like to capture their beauty in the moment.
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