Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, March 21, 2015

AND THE FIRST PLACE GOLD MEDAL GOES TO...........

Remember when I said 
I wasn't going to bore you with more
GRANDKID STORIES?
You do?
Well.......I lied.
I HAVE to share this!

Our little Miss Ria!
She is in her
FIRST YEAR of DANCE COMPETITIONS.
This was her
FIRST COMPETITION!
Look at this solo performance!
Can you see how high she is?
The lighting changed from red to blue
throughout her performance
She is teeny-tiny and the youngest one
in her team. 
Isn't she sweet?
Perfect form they say....
And such a heartfelt performance...
And the winner is..........MaRIA
with her teacher, Miss Kelsey of 
There were well over 200 performers there.
She was one of SIX to get a dance scholarship
to a school in Chicago for a summer session.

Whew!  Good work, MaRIA!
You can celebrate with a hot chocolate!
You look like a 
WHITE ANGEL!!!
WHAT?
There's ANOTHER COMPETITION?
Who is THIS?
Your EVIL TWIN????
Hmmmm...wonder if SHE is as good as YOU are!

Nana Loves You!!!!
your photo name

65 comments:

  1. Oh lovely! Well done! She looks as if she is enjoying every minute and warm congrats on the opportunity to attend summer school! (That doesn't sound right.)

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  2. Of how exciting!!what a beautiful dancer. Best of luck in her dancing journey.

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  3. Hope to see her dancing in The Nutcracker in Atlanta one day! She would be perfect as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
    Well done!

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  4. Wow, what a super star! She is adorable and so talented....she is going places!

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  5. Wow, she does have perfect form and looks like she has been dancing many more years than she has.

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  6. Diana, I want to congratulate beautiful Ria. She is awesome. If I could jump like that...I would be doing it all the time. What fun. She will learn so much this summer. Great job and kudos to her parents. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. I love the g.kids stories.

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  7. OMGosh Diana she must be so talented! Your pictures are fabulous and she does have wonderful form. Watch out Julliard!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    XO Barbara

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  8. bravo!!!! wonderful performance! she looks born for the profession. so happy she has her nitch.

    and oh my gosh, she is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. hugs to her and to you. who simply must have been bursting with pride and smiles and clapping, for her. oh yes!!!!!!!

    Tessa

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  9. Congrtats, to the lovely and talented Ria and one proud Nana! She looks beautiful in her white or black costume! Love her beaming smile with her teacher! You can see she puts her heart and soul into her dancing by looking at these great shots of her performance.
    Enjoy this first weekend of spring Diana<3

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  10. Oh Diana,
    Maria is a star in the making. I could see her going on to professional ballet. What a gorgeous performance. Wonderful pics. You must be so proud.
    Kris

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  11. Maria has beautiful form....congrats on her win! Our middle grand daughter has danced with the Moscow Ballet Company at Pope Hall in Albq New Mexico....I love the ballet! hugs...

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  12. Congratulations Ria!!! I am sure it was a beautiful performance. The tiny girls make the best dancers. I have 2 dancers also, will watch them next month. Those were great photos, did you take them? I need you to take pics of my granddaughters too. :-)

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  13. Congratulations Ria, Beautiful pictures Nana, So proud of the girls and who knows where the adventure is going to lead with a trip to Chicago this summer. She will have a chance to see others and learn. Congratulations to mom, dad, and grandparents. I bet grandma took them to dance lessons when mom or dad couldn't. Have a great day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

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  14. Congratulations Ria, and you can see she really enjoys dance. She has to be great to get that scolarship, and she'll always remember this time in her life and tell her own grands about it.

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  15. Congratulations, Ria!! What a performance. She looks so graceful and regal, even. And a scholarship to study in Chicago, WOW!!! I know you are so proud. I would be!

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  16. I love her performance tremendously Nana.
    Her positions as a ballerina are so precise and graceful.

    You never know how the road later on will be paved for Ria.
    In Ballet.

    Grandchildren start to spread their wings and become so independent of who they are as an example the dance she just did. Then you know your once little girl.
    Begins to climb high on the mountain top.
    For sure be proud. That is what Grandmothers are about and grandfathers too. I find my blogs are of my adult grandchildren more so. I am proud too. We as Grandparents have a calling from God. Be Proud of your Grandkids and they become proud of you. And they know you are Gods calling for them.

    And having a family and Grandparents who encourage them. Makes all the difference and they become that independent person to go on to new things in life. I enjoyed you blog and your pictures. Thank you for showing. Thank you for comments always to my grandchildren.


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  17. How what a joy it must be to watch her dance! I can tell by the fantastic photos that she is really, really talented. I know you have to be the proudest grandma ever!

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  18. Congrats to Maria! That is awesome! Wow, I can't believe how high she got. And yes, she does have perfect form! How wonderful to win the dance scholarship to Chicago,you must all be so proud of her!

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  19. She is so awesome! Hope she has fun in Chicago this summer. She does have perfect form.

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  20. Oh my goodness she is AMAZING and these photos capture that so well! How beautiful and graceful she is !

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  21. Congratulations Ria! What poise and elegance, she is a little angel! xx

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  22. Congrats to Ria!!! I have to agree...she has PERFECT form! What great pictures! I see a lot of dance in her future. How exciting to get that scholarship too! Way to go! :)

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  23. Congrats to Ria! She is beautiful. I just love a graceful ballerina. And please, please don't stop sharing grand kid stories. The grand kid stories are the best. I so love hearing about your grandkids. They're much sweeter than pretty table settings and household decor. They're eternal, too, so they last longer! :-)

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  24. Congratuations Ria! She looks wonderful and you can tell she loves to dance!

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  25. I love grandkid stories! She has CHARISMA that one! It jumps out from the still pictures! Maybe u can post a dance video someday

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  26. Congratulations to Ria! It is a lot of hard work.

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  27. Wow...she could be headed for So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars some day!!!!
    Louise

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  28. NYC Ballet better get ready for Ria! Great photos, and congratulations!

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  29. Yay for her! No wonder Nana is so proud of her grandkids.

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  31. That is awesome. I am not a dancer but that does look like perfect form. So beautiful!! Congratulations to your granddaughter!!
    Have a great weekend xo

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  32. What an amazing youg lady! She has such beautiful form and lines! I know you are so proud of her! Congratulations on her win!

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  33. She looks like a solid athlete with those muscles, but with loads of charm and beauty on top! Congratulations to Ria!

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  34. Go Ria... Sweet amazing Ria.......
    Ever so graceful and beautiful. I for one Diana will never go tired of your Grandchildren shares. Matter of fact I delight in them.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  35. She's built for dancing! So beautiful and graceful. Congrats, Ria!!

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  36. I never tire of seeing the girls! She is amazing...I was looking at her form and it's fantastic. What a leap! That takes confidence and she committed to it 100%. What music did she use? And for the black costume? Go Ria!!!!

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  37. How fun! Such a talented young lady - I am sure she was thrilled! My daughter danced from age 2 1/2 through her sophomore year of college, so I am a sessoned dance mom, lol. Loved those times. Love to hear about your grands - they are a fabulous bunch! Jane

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  38. Just beautiful, Diana! Perfect form for ballet! Great achievement! xo Nellie

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  39. She looked so graceful and focused! Lovely!!

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  40. HI Diana! Oh, Ria is a beautiful young lady and she does look like she has perfected her dance! She is so elegant and graceful looking.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. She sure can sore through the sky - wow what wonderful form she has and extension plus this is her first year. She is going to be a Prima Ballerina. Just looking at her pictures gives me goose bumps. Tell her congratulations from me, please. I know you are so proud of her - just beautiful.
    xxoo
    Mary

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  42. Congrats to the beautiful and talented Ria. Thank you for sharing these awesome photos of her performance.

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  43. I grew up in a family of all boys, so I'm not as familiar with dancing. Since I can't dance at weddings, I'm sure it's a tough art to do it with such skill and grace.

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  44. She sure can sore high, and she does have wonderful form. Congratulations to a perfect performance! You must be so proud!

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  45. oh Diana
    your pride and her exquisite beauty and talent just SHINE here!
    she's wonderful.
    i hope she reads all of our comments and knows how dear she is. but then...
    how could she not know with you as her nana! XOXOXO♥

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  46. So pretty and graceful! Wow! A beautiful young lady. What a great honor. My nephews Joe's youngest daughter MacKenzie is a dancer too and she is always hard at work moving forward constantly. I say, if you have that talent, you need to flaunt it! I imagine you are so proud of her. Tahnks for being such a sweet friend. Hugs to you! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs, Annie

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  47. She is an angel! Congrats to Ria! I spent the day with Syd and Sam and my daughter at the movies...Cinderella was wonderful!

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  48. A natural I tell you!!! She is amazing...I can just tell from these photos! A big congrats to her and tell her to keep up the hard work....it will take her places!!! Nicole xoxo

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  49. Oh how exciting! I am thrilled for your sweetie! She looks like she loves everything about dancing - definitely a natural :)

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  50. She is beautiful, so sweet and an amazing dancer!! It's going to be interesting to see what happens next. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  51. Wow she looked spectacular flying through the air with her moves! She's got a lovely graceful body for a ballerina- she son her way up for a very successful future!

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  52. How wonderful! Good for her! I know you must all be very proud! She is lovely!

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  53. What an amazing accomplishment, and I know you are thrilled to share this special time with her! Looks like she is well on her way to being a star... well, she already is in your eyes :) Hugs to you today, and I am thrilled to share in reading about the happiness of your Ria's accomplishments... and to read about any of your grandkids any time! :)

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  54. What a beauty! Congratulations to Maria!

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  55. Wow..How special..She looks great..Congratulations..You must be very proud..

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  56. You must be so proud of her, Diana! Very impressive! Very talented! She must be very dedicated!

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  57. WOW! Congrats, Diana. She's beautiful and Oh so talented! She must be incredibly dedicated. Chicago, here we come!:)
    xoKathleen

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  58. Wow! Yipeeeee!! She is beautiful. How exciting to head to Chicago.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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  59. I LOVE your stories of the grandkids! Congratulations, Maria. Way to go!

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  60. Oh my goodness! That's wonderfuk Diana! She has such beautiful lines! Congrats to her on winning and going to Chicago! So exciting for her and you all. You must be very proud :)

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  61. I'm getting caught up after being offline this weekend. You are such a proud Grandma. She's just beautiful and what a wonderful honor. Congratulations!!

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  62. Beautiful! A star in the making, for sure.

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  63. Good for her!! I don't mind hearing about your grand kids. It's the people in our lives that can make life so beautiful. And she is obviously doing very well and that is wonderful.

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  64. Awwww... you have to share! Because you are a wonderful grandma.. I first said great grandma but then I thought that would make you feel old... so I changed it to wonderful. Great photos!!!

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  65. congrats to ria! her love of ballet shows in her face:)

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