Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back2Blogging Day #1 with the SITS Girls! My First Blog Post......

I'm participating in the Back2Blogging Event with:

My very first Blog Post was written in 2006 about my oldest daughter. She is now five years old....still very much into music and dancing.

Dance! Dance!

My Daughter has a love of music. She sways, bounces and flings her arms in the air to anything musical. She does not discriminate. She loves Sesame Street, the Oscar Mayer commercials, and Mommy's booty rap. All music inspires my girl to bounce her tush or sway her arms around. It is so adorable and free. I say to her, "That's right Jordan, Dance! Dance!" She looks at me with her beautiful round eyes, that are the spitting image of her Daddy's, smiles excitedly and continues her bouncing....(dancing).
Sometimes we dance together. I scoop her up into my arms and we rock back and forth, cheek to cheek to whatever moves us on the radio. It warms my heart and has made otherwise average days, beautiful and more spectacular.
Today, she and I danced together standing in front of one another. This is new for us, because she just started walking and now has the ability to dance while standing. Prior to this week, her dancing consisted of being held by me while she moved her arms up and down or bouncing from a sitting position, swaying her arms back and forth, up and down. Now, well, she is a pro! She stands, bounces on her legs AND sways her arms all at the same time. My growing girl is growing to fast. I only hope she will continue to dance with me as she gets older.

...this was my kickoff post into the blogging world. Unfortunately...I only wrote a couple more times that year (In My Daughter's Eyes and Wild Horses) and then took a very LONG hiatus....I love looking back like this. It inspires me to continue documenting my journey as a mother and otherwise.....

Reasons I like this post.....

***It focused on one of my favorite things about my daughter at that age
***I wrote in a way that you can picture whats happening

Something I would change....

***Add a picture of my Luv Bug at that age! :-)

***I would also space out the post a little more for affect and maybe change the fonts to make it easier to read.


CK said...

I LOVe this description of your daughter dancing. It is beautiful.
I agree... some spacing and a great picture would help. But it is still beautiful on its own.
Darling little girl!
-yo SITStah,

Reenie said...

It is a beautiful description... you have a very pretty daughter too :)

Jamie said...

Your daughter is VERY beautiful! Love the description and your idea's for making the post itself better.

Dropping by from SITS!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hello, Nicole - I am over from SITS! Love the story of your daughter and I also love her name. That was on my 'girls names' list when I was pregnant 20 years ago! (My son is 19, going on 20.) She is also so cute too! I just became a Follower, I will try to get to some of your older posts in the near future. Good luck with the giveaway - whichever one of us wins, we know the winner will be jumping for JOY!
Best regards,
Gloria said...

love your descriptions! the pic does add a lot - it's one of the things I know I need to work on for my blog is to remember to take and use more pics... Happy B2B week, stopping by from SITS

Jen said...

What a great first post and your daughter is such a cutie. :)

AmandaBroadfoot said...

What a great first post! We could learn a lot from the way our children love to dance, any time, anywhere ... I wish we didn't grow out of that :-)

(I wrote about my son's love of dancing here:

Good luck with the Back2Blogging week!

Amanda Broadfoot

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

This is a great post!

My little one & I do that every morning (he's 15 mo) because he is now obsessed with dancing around!

Stopping by from Twitter! And I'm a new follower!

Crissy said...

Really sweet post!

Lani said...

She's a doll:) There is nothing like watching a child dance, is there?

Stopping by from SITS!

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It's a great way to get new followers for you blog, help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and win some great prizes!

Janet said...

Stopping by from SITS. Love your post. It was very descriptive and I truly could 'see' what you were describing. I used to love holding my daughters and dancing with them when they were little.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this post. The picture is so cute! Stopping from SITS!

North of 25A said...

What a lovely post! I am so glad that you added that picture of your beautiful daughter; I could imagine her dancing at that adorable age. Visiting from SITS. I took the same kind of "break" that you did when I started blogging.
Best from Long Island, NY,

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I can just sense the joy your little girl has, doing all the dancing and bouncing. A real bundle of energy! Wouldn't it be nice if we could keep that as we age?

I participated in this too. Here's the link to mine:

AndreaLeigh said...

Isn't that amazing? I hope my son is as carefree and unself-conscious about dancing as he can be. I stress and worry about dancing in front of other people!

Stopping by from SITS. Happy Tuesday!