Natalia put on this dance show for us last Friday in honor of her birthday. She has picked up on the fact that famous Russian singers and dancers put on big shows when they have an important birthday -- so she had to prepare something for us, of course!
She is growing up so fast... I LOVE the expressions on her face and her pert little pig tail...
I remember how flummoxed her kindergarten teacher was by her dancing last year. She was the only student with an older sibling; no one else had been exposed to "big kid" culture. She corrupted the whole class, sneaking them into the pirate tent for impromptu makeovers and dance lessons.
I took her aside to talk about this, asking, "WHERE did you learn to dance like that??" She thought about it, then innocently replied, "Why, after church at the Hard Rock Cafe, of course!" (You've got to realize that the Hard Rock hosts a great kids' brunch on the weekends and is usually packed with expats after church on Sundays... We're not irresponsible parents!)
In any case, touché!