Monday, August 29, 2011

Just Being Audrey

Have you read this book?  It's adorable; and if you're one of Audrey Hepburn's adoring fans, this children's picture book is for you (so is this UK-based website filled with Hepburn paraphernalia).

Just Being Audrey is about how Audrey has a passion for ballet, but eventually she discovers that she is too tall, and her height will always ruin her chances of becoming a prima ballerina.  So, she decides to become an actress.  But her most favorite job of all is being a mom.  Isn't that sweet?

The real reason I bought four copies of this adorable book is because my homegurl is changing dance studios, and we needed a thank you/parting gift to give to her awesome teachers at Dance Connection Too.  Like Audrey, Hannah wants to be a ballerina, and luckily, I don't think she'll end up being too tall. Thanks to some guidance from my good friend, Brandee (her daughter studied ballet for years), we're off on a new dance adventure at Ballet Etudes.

Don't you just love ballet?  My homegurl will dance in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Cinderella. (Not Black Swan, though, right?)  I even tried on her pointe shoes the other day and tried to do a twirl-jump.  Not so pretty.

P.S.  Please make note of how my homegurl put a little piece of fabric under her costume so her cute little bellybutton wouldn't show.  I didn't even make her do it, because, frankly, I love me a two piece.  Remember, Mi Madre, when I wanted to wear a two piece so bad?  How did you survive me?


  1. oh goodness i feel like i follow you around like a little puppy. I was just about to get around to checking out classes at ballet etudes when i read this. Hannah will be such a fabulous ballerina.

  2. You must go. I LOVE it there. And you don't follow me around like a puppy dog; we just share a brain. Please sign up!

  3. It was fun to see you at nationals. My Susanna just got approved for pointe last week so wE are just entering the world of ballet which she loves too. Good luck with the change. Good luck at ballet etudes...good choice.

  4. So fun seeing you, too! Your Susanna is a great dancer!!!