Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tough choice

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A week or so ago, I shared that Paige had made the bball team and dance competition team. Well, turns out that bball practice and games were at the exact same time as dance classes. Paige was so conflicted. Anyone that "knows" Paige, knows that she is a tomboy to the core. She is all about being aggressive and athletic. She has been dancing since she was 5 and is really good at it. She had to make a choice...bball or dance. SOOO sad that a 12 year old has to choose between two things that she loves at such a young age...

...she chose dance.

Choosing dance came with a stipulation...she HAD to play something this spring. Lacrosse is big where we live and the Catholic school that we are playing on sending her to for high school has a GREAT program. Looks like my little tomboy will be gearing up for a different sport this spring...AND it isn't on dance nights!

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Check out the other black and whites at Lisa's blog. She has THE most beautiful baby girl with her...send them some major LOVE!

13 comments:

Marcene B said...

These are beautiful! I love your b&w conversions. Very soft and pretty!

Mom2Isabel said...

Missy,
You SOOOO caught the essence of a 12 year old in that first shot.
It is beautiful... as is your sister.

Wanda said...

Love these. The first is a classic and those catch lights only enhance Missy's beauty. And I love the steps in the second.

Glad it worked out. Dance is so great for growing girls (well, and boys too really) on so many levels. Discipline, balance, posture etc etc. I hope my Dahlia continues for a long time. It's her 4th year of ballet now.

Have a great week! (And what a week it's been already. With Lisa's news.)

Erika B said...

Two very differnt shots even though they are both black and white. I love the first portrait but the second shot has something special with that soft look.

Erika B

Mrs. Deputy said...

Awesome photos.

Norah said...

I'm so glad it worked out and she was able to decide! That first pictures is....WOW!

justine said...

what lovely portraits

Jboo said...

Good for Paige to make that difficult decision -- I know it was hard for her (and you and her Mom too, I'm sure). Love your photos!

Janet

Robin said...

I love the sparkle you captured in her eyes! I have missed your blog!! Paige is going to love her new sport :) Sounds like it is going to be a busy/fun year for you guys!

lisa said...

Wonderful shots!

Donna said...

Paige is so pretty! And I think she looks especially sweet in her braces. We'll be going down that path too in a few years. :)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh Paige looks so much older and beautiful as ever! Your photos are gorgeous!! So sorry she had to choose between the two! A hard decision- although I am sure she will do great at whatever she chooses. Lacrosse in the spring will be a blast! Hope all is well!

jeffkny said...

She looks like a pleasant young lady... and she photographs well.