The girls had their first ballet class today.
I have been waiting to do something like this for YEARS
(even before I found out I was pregnant with twin girls).
Ella and Zoe were pretty excited too, can't you tell?
They actually were really happy to finally go to ballet class -- just like Angelina Ballerina.
They're just really picky these days about when they'll smile for the camera.
Their teacher is Miss Zachari (Zachari is actually her first name -- I love that)
and there are 5 other little girls in their class, ranging from three to five years old.
Zoe and Ella are the youngest but did SOOOOO well listening and following directions.
It was super cute and I was very proud of them.
*Remember to click on the photos if you want to see them enlarged*
After warm-up stretches they learned the first three positions.
I don't think Zoe barely took her eyes off Miss Zachari.
Ella LOVED the huge mirror, and got side-tracked by it a few times,
but also did really well paying attention to her teacher.
. . . and how to twirl like a ballerina!!
Zoe practicing her arabesque . . .
(at least that's what I think it's called and how it's spelled -- I don't have time to check right now, if I'm wrong please let me know).
After class both girls were almost giddy with excitement.
Zoe told me next time they need to wear their hair pulled up like Miss Zachari,
not in blue barrettes.
Ella told me Miss Zachari is a 'nice little teacher'.
I think Wednesday mornings are going to be a lot of fun.