After begging for months and me procrastinating for months, Ellie has finally started dance class. She is taking a combined ballet / tap class, because that was what was offered at the studio we chose. She was adamant that she only wanted to take ballet, but low and behold, she has found that tap is actually pretty fun too. What's not to like about wearing shiny, cute shoes that make lots of cool noises when you walk across the floor. Her class is pretty small, but she's making some great friends already. We've already gotten the flier for her first recital which is not till June...they really plan ahead. And I'm already dreading it a little. I have visions of sitting in a theatre for hours and hours and hours watching routine after routine that all look pretty much the same. Thankfully, some other moms who had girls in classes at the same studio last year have told me that their recitals are totally manageable - an hour and a half tops. But I am a little excited to see Ellie girl all dressed up in her adorable costume, with a big smile on her face. She's having a ball, and that's what is most important.