While my sisters and brother all excelled in sports, I was the one that was in dance classes for most of my childhood and 'tween' years. I LOVED ballet and was a pretty darn good tapper if I do say so myself. I am now passing the torch to my Ellers. This week Elle is in "Princess Dance Camp". She is in absolute HEAVEN. It is just one week long for a few hours a day but those few hours are pure happiness for her. I don't know what she loves more...the camp or getting ready each morning in her ballet gear complete with her 'I love Dance' bag. We saw that bag about a month ago in a store and she knew it was THE ONE to hold her ballet shoes to and from class in. Funny thing is I still remember what my 'dance bag' looked like that I used when I was growing up. I can even still smell it if I close my eyes. Vinyl, pink (of course) and with a large compartment for my tap shoes and then with a smaller, almost secret, space for my ballet shoes on the side. Funny how those little details are the things we remember. Elle is no exception...you can see how she holds that bag with pride. Each night we wash her leotard, tights and skirt and she carefully puts it all in her dance bag so she knows right where everything is in the morning. Today when I picked her up from class they had put full make-up on all of the girls. Wow. I do not know how I am going to get her to wash her face tonight. Tomorrow she, along with the other little girls, will dance for their moms. Elle chose to be Aerial from The Little Mermaid for the big performance. Needless to say, I signed her up for the Fall.