Friday, June 18, 2010

The Joys of Mothering a Girly Girl

No one told me what it was like to have a definite girly girl for a daughter.  My husband comes from a family of all boys and I only have one brother so our mothers didn't know and couldn't advise us.

My Baby Bee is most decidedly a girly girl.
This is Baby Bee's dance bag.  She's had it for a long time now and it's showing some wear.  
But isn't just the cutest?  I found it in on a family trip to Minnesota.

Our girl has taken dance classes since she was four years old.  She is now nine and just performed in her fifth dance recital.  She has taken ballet, jazz, and hip-hop.  But her favorite costumes are definitely the ballet costumes.

Her first year she was a bunny.  She led the bunnies all over the stage and did a very good job.  The production was The Tortoise and the Hare.
The tail looks a bit worse for the wear.  We couldn't find the rest of the costume to show you.

The next year she played a flower.  She was just in kindergarten that year.  The girls could pick what color flower they wanted and Baby Bee picked - PINK - of course.  She was the only pink flower.  That year the dance school produced The Three Little Pigs.
Now I'm going to stray a bit from the pink because she played a princess in her next recital and the dress was blue and lavender.  But please note the vintage PINK wooden hanger all these costumes have hung on.  It was mine when I was a little girl so I think I can safely call it vintage.  She played one of the emperor's daughters in The Emperor's New Clothes.
I think this has been her prettiest yet, although this year's was very nice too.

In her fourth year of dancing ballet she played a flower girl in The Princess and the Pea.  Again the dress isn't pink but the spirit of PINKNESS lives in this costume.
Still on the vintage pink hanger so please don't shoo me out of Pink Saturday.

And finally this year her dance school put on Queen Midas.  She danced as a dragonfly in the queen's garden.  Again the girls could choose pink or royal blue - my Baby Bee picked PINK of course.
Velvet and tulle - so lovely this year and grown up looking.

Okay this one might be my very favorite so far.  Baby Bee plans to continue to dance at her studio this next school year.  She will take ballet and jazz and, I bet, if they get to choose the color of their costume, she'll choose PINK again.

Thank you for stopping by and I know many of you are sharing your space where you create but I have to confess there is not a speck of pink to be found in my little studio.  I'll have to share that another day.

And thank you to Beverly for hosting the delightful
where the spirit of PINK lives every Saturday.




Edited to add the following:

I do have a speck of PINK in my studio.

Here it is......
my jar of pink ribbons.  Yeah!

22 comments:

  1. What sweet pink dance memories of your daughter--so lovely!

    Thanks for sharing these!

    Julie

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  2. How sweet! I love all the dance costumes!!

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  3. Hi Sweet Bee,
    Lovely pictures and dance dresses. What is it that girls the world all over choose pink? My tiny neighbour girls are always *pink* when I see them.
    It is wonderful that a child has the opportunity to learn how to express herself in dance and music.
    Your previous posts were most enyoyable, too, your blog is creative, bright and original.
    Have a happy day!
    Jacoba

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  4. such pretty dresses!! oh my i bet you love dressing her up each time:)

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  5. Adorable post! Sweet cherished pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. Gotta just LOVE a girl who is in touch with her inner PINK, lol! All these costumes are lovely and what wonderful memories attached to each one :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. The costumes are so sweet. I have a girly girl too but she never liked pink as a little girl. She loves it now though, go figure!

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  8. Wow, so many beautiful dresses and wonderful memories. I love that. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  9. What a sweet little post- the costumes are just adorable! Happy PS!

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  10. Happy Pink Saturday, I love all the cute dresses!

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  11. I love all your girlie things!

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  12. But girly girls are so much fun. And when they get to dress up all princess-y they find it so delightful!
    The dresses are lovely. I also like how they go from little girl to growing girl.
    Carol

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  13. What fun to have a girly girl, love all the pink dance costumes. My granddaughters are girly girls, love having pink everywhere. Its sure cheery. Happy PS

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  14. My mother took my niece shopping yesterday and asked her what she wanted, shoes. She is 21 months old! After 5 nephews, we wanted a girlie girl!! Love your girl's pinks!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  15. Girly-girls are so much fun! Very sweet recital costumes and full of happy memories!

    Sweet place you have here. I have enjoyed stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, ldh

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  16. Just adore the little pink ballerina outfits! What a great way to mark time - great memories!
    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Kathy

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  17. Hello :) What lovely and sweet dresses, and equally lovely memories to go along with them. Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!

    Warmest, Brenda

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  18. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY,
    MY DAUGHTER WAS A GIRLY GIRL AND SHE TOOK BALLET, TAP, AND JAZZ. EVERY TIME I SEE A LITTLE BALLERINA MY HEART JUST MELTS. PINK WAS NOT HER VERY FAVORITE COLOR AS SHE LOVED PURPLE AND STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE COLORS. I LOVE YOUR
    DAUGHTERS COSTUMES ESPECIALLY THE
    THE PURPLE AND BLUE, THE VELVET AND THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE THAT WAS TEAL COLORED WITH BEAUTIFUL SEQUINED TOP.
    IT IS SUCH A JOYFUL BLESSING TO HAVE A DAUGHTER AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN IF SHE IS A GIRLY GIRL. I ONLY HAD ONE DAUGHTER AND ONE SON.
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR DAUGHTERS BALLET COSTUMES AND YOUR CHILDHOOD PINK HANGER..WINK...
    HAPPY FATHERS DAY WEEKEND
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  19. Oh, those are so cute. Makes me remember my daughters' dance costumes. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  20. gorgeous post! What a privilege to see her all dressed up dancing in those productions. Love the new bloggie bling.

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  21. Those dresses are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated pink day.

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  22. How beautiful! How wonderful that the costumes get more grown-up as the years go buy - Sniff!! I think my favorite is the Princess & the Pea! Lovely!

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