Friday, July 13, 2007

A Visit from the Talented Twinkle Toes.

Twinkle Toes

My cousins Quick Draw and Twinkle Toes

Last night I went out with two of my many cousins. We will call them Twinkle Toes (12) and Quick Draw (20 this Monday).

The nicknames are obvious to those of you who know my cousins, but for those who do not, Twinkle Toes is so named because of her sweet dancing skills. Quick Draw is named for her super human texting skills. She can whip out her phone and text faster than Clint Eastwood can draw a gun in a Western film!


I picked Quick Draw up and we went to see the lovely Twinkle Toes' dance performance. It was hard to spot her. I have not seen her for a few years, and girls start to look a LOT different during those developmental pre-teen years. Not to mention they were all dressed alike and there was more that one towhead blonde. But Quick Draw and I had her picked out by the end of her first routine.

I must say that Twinkle Toes has grown up a lot, and is a very good dancer. Quick Draw and I may be bias, but we think she was the best in her age group by far. Not to brag but Quick Draw and I were dancers ourselves back in the day, so we know a good dancer when we see one.

Twinkle Toes can now credit herself with inspiring her "old lady" cousin and "no longer a teen cousin" to try their out of shape bums at dance again. We will see if this idea actually ever comes to fruition though.

Twinkle Toes danced so well, Quick Draw and I just watched with our jaws on the floor whispering about her abilities to each other. She elongated her neck as a dancer should, and her hands are not plagued by the stiffness of some other dancers. She is so talented.


I moved down to the front so I could take some snaps of her amazing skill.

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After the show, we took our dancer out to eat at Chilie's where she ordered the spiciest thing on the menu. Seeing her so comfortable with spices made me miss her mother's homemade salsa. It is so good!

We saw a sweet motorbike outside the restaurant, and thought we would scare Twinkle Toes' father by letting him think she may have ridden it. She didn't really. It probably belonged to some restaurant patron who could see us touching his bike out of the window and was cussing us for doing it.

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We were actually very safe and responsible on our outing. Here is Quick Draw. Safety never looked so hot!

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Though we didn't ride the bike, the seat made a great place to put my camera and take a group picture of me with my beloved cousins. Bike owner guy probably loved that too.

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It was a lovely evening and I am so glad I got to see Twinkle Toes dance, and enjoy her charming and hilarious company over dinner. Quick Draw and I will be spending a lot more time together, hopefully in dance classes!

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becky said...

:) LOVE IT! takes me back to the good old days of rachel's story telling... i love your cast of characters by the way. and i hope we can do that dance thing.. it would be sooo much fun! but if not, we should definitely play! when are you usually free?

becky said...

p.s. those are some sweet pics of carissa! way to be you photographer you.