This beautiful child is mine. I didn't actually birth her but she is my oldest granddaughter. Or as she is commonly known in our family,
little "Princess LuLu". I have called her that since she was a baby and it has stuck. She actually is named after me though!
Those beautiful eyes however are not
something that you usually see in our family though. We are a sea of brown eyes. She takes those eyes after her daddy and Granny Joyce. This weekend our family is going to be VERY BUSY. But, one of the
many highlights is going to Galveston to watch this child dance her little heart out at her annual recital. It is a very big production and a very big DEAL to her.
Our family will take up a whole row ( 10 seats!) and our eyes will be glued to the stage. This is her second year to perform so she is a pro. Last year I got a little teary eyed at one part. OK alot teary eyed! The very beginning of the show the dance instructor came out onto stage and introduced her SENIOR division girls who were all high school age that had been with her since they were "babes". They came out and put on a show that was like off of Broadway. I was blown away. Then the instructor came back out after the roars of applause to tell us how proud she was of the girls and yada yada yada yada.......but she said......" Don't forget that it all started in a pink tutu." The stage curtains opened up and a row of beaming little 4 year olds in pink tutu's balleted out onto the stage. I couldn't stop the tears. THEY WERE ADORABLE. But, you know who was the cutest? After the recital was over she bounded up into my arms and said, "Neena, wasn't I the best?" And of course she was! I didn't even see anyone else on the stage but her.