June 10 08

at first i was annoyed. a two-hour performance, of which she’s on stage for 3 minutes? $50 a ticket? that we have to buy on ticketmaster? it’s at the Ford Centre? she has to wear make-up? we have to buy her flowers? there’s no flash photography???

but you know what?? watching her up there on stage? even if it was only 3 minutes?

was 100% worth it.

she was GREAT. we still have no clue where she gets it from. i mean, you’ve seen her videos. my dancing? slightly resembles The Carlton…in other words, i will never be auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance. i wouldn’t put that past my daughter.

you know what else is worth it?

ice cream on a REALLY hot day.


  1. Isabella’s hair colour is gorgeous! You must have been absolutely beside yourself watching your daughter up on stage- so cute! What exactly was the performance?


    Comment by Steph on June 10, 2008
  2. We go to a dance recital every year to watch my cousin’s daughter. This year it made it to four and a half hours! All for about that same 20 minutes of performances. It does sound grueling, but you’re right it’s so worth it to watch them! They work so hard to get to that point, and boy do they shine when they get up there! I bet you’re one proud momma!


    Comment by AJ on June 10, 2008
  3. I am so looking forward to dance recitals. (Although… $50 a head? Yikes.) We expect my daughter will want to do dance (if she can, you know, actually take a class where she doesn’t need my wife in the doorway the whole time) given how much she enjoys dancing around the house.

    And Bella’s hair seems to be coming along… love the “flying nun” wings!

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on June 10, 2008
  4. I just watched the low low low video… couldn’t stop giggling! Thanks for the laughs – and I have to say, is 10:30 AM too early for ice cream? I think not!
    Have an awesome day!!

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    Comment by Sarah on June 10, 2008
  5. Did she do Shorty Got Low Low Low? I saw them rehearse!

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    Comment by Haley-O on June 10, 2008
  6. I totally understand. It’s expensive, tiring and they look a little creepy with all the make-up on but in the end, it’s totally worth it.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on June 10, 2008
  7. That’s awesome!

    I too cannot dance. And yet it does not stop me from trying.

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    Comment by Kristabella on June 10, 2008
  8. Awwwww!!! So cute and yes so worth it! :-D
    I loved her “apple bottom jeans” video lol Hilarious!

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    Comment by Melinda on June 10, 2008
  9. Oh you look so proud!

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    Comment by Chantal on June 10, 2008
  10. that’s incredible Ali, love the picture of you two, this will be a memory of a lifetime for her! Well, until she makes her debut in Cats!
    MMM.. the icecream .. maybe that is how you can continue to keep her seus out lol .. love it just sitting there on the table ha ha ..


    Comment by sarah on June 10, 2008
  11. OMG I love that last picture!!

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    Comment by Maya on June 10, 2008
  12. Hahaha, that video is hysterical! And I was right…your daughter and I totally have the same taste in music, ha!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on June 10, 2008
  13. That photo of the two of you is perfect.

    I’d be tempted by the ice cream if we weren’t experiencing JanuJune over here.

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    Comment by Angella on June 10, 2008
  14. How awesome! You must be a proud mommy!

    And that ice cream looks DELICIOUS!

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    Comment by Nadine on June 10, 2008
  15. “The Carlton” Hahahahahaha!!! Love it!


    Comment by BlondeBlogger on June 10, 2008
  16. How precious!


    Comment by Ruby on June 10, 2008
  17. I can’t see the pictures (your blog HATES me). I was so confused until I read the comments.

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    Comment by slynnro on June 10, 2008
  18. HOW GREAT IS THAT!! (And thanks for the reminder of The Carlton b/c that is priceless)

    And I love the ice-cream-coma eyes. I do that, too.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on June 10, 2008
  19. How adorable. I think that it is very cool that she got the opportunity. I’m sure it is something that she will always remember. Being up on a stage is just cool.

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    Comment by Loralee on June 10, 2008
  20. I want that ice cream!!!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on June 10, 2008
  21. $50 – are you shitting me? I went to one yesterday that was $10, and I thought that was a bit much.


    Comment by Anna on June 10, 2008
  22. You two are adorable. You look like twins.

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    Comment by andi on June 10, 2008
  23. Wow! All my dance recitals were good will offerings. But, I really, really stunk.

    I bet you are so, so proud! Yay for you and for her!!!

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    Comment by LaskiGal on June 10, 2008
  24. aw… kind of like those mastercard commericals!

    I miss dance. I used to LOOOVE dance. I pretend that I’m trying out for SYTYCD.



    Comment by Holly on June 11, 2008
  25. Always worth it for the kids! Price was a bit steep but I suppose they know that parents will pay anything to see their little darlings up on stage.


    Comment by Wendz on June 13, 2008
  26. Love it. What a cutie.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on June 19, 2008
  27. Thanks for the post, something to ponder on


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