Ballerina Princess

Ansley Elizabeth Johnson age 4 1/2, was walking in a park near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was watching butterflies playing in the flowers and was quite surprised when a king and queen arrived. "We're looking for a beautiful young girl to become the new princess of our kingdom," the king said. "I've always dreamed about being a princess!" said Ansley.The happy king and queen took Ansley back to their castle.
"I wish Annalise, Leighton, Kendyl, Shae, and Nanny Sue could see this place!" Ansley said. "It's so big you could have the whole kingdom over for a party." "What an excellent idea!" said the Queen.

Soon, the entire castle was busy with preparations for a fancy ball to welcome their new princess.The royal dressmakers created a beautiful gown just for Ansley. When she tried it on, Ansley could hardly believe her eyes. "In this dress I really do look like a princess," she said.

All eyes were on Ansley as she made a grand entrance into the ballroom. "Ladies and gentleman, I am proud to introduce Princess Ansley," the king announced. Cheers from the crowd filled her heart with joy. Being a princess was even more wonderful than she had ever imagined.

In her glittering ball gown, Ansley was the center of attention all night long. Everyone wanted to meet the new princess and share a dance with her. "Ansley is the most beautiful princess in any kingdom," they all agreed. By the end of the night, Ansley had made a lot of new friends.

When Ansley awoke the next morning, the weather was warm and sunny. "You should go to the beach and have fun with your new friends," the queen said. "That sounds great!" Ansley replied. She spent the whole day at the beach swimming and playing in the sand with her new friends.

When Ansley returned from the beach, the queen had a surprise for her."Tonight the royal dancers will perform a ballet at the castle," she said. "And they want you to dance with them!" That night, Ansley was nervous but excited as the dancers began the ballet.

Soon, it was time for Ansley to join the ballet. She took a deep breath and stepped out onto the stage. Ansley heard the beautiful music playing and saw the smiling ballerinas all around her. She forgot how nervous she was and danced more gracefully than she had ever danced in her life.

Ansley met the king and queen for tea the next day. She was still tingling with excitement from the standing ovation she received at the ballet. "You are the finest princess we could ever wish for, Ansley," said the queen. "We hope you will stay with us for a very long time," the king said.

"But I miss Annalise, Leighton, Kendyl, Shae, and Nanna Sue," Ansley said. "Then you must return to them," replied the king. After all, you are their princess, too." "We'll miss you," the queen said as she waved goodbye. The royal carriage took Ansley home to Baton Rouge, Louisiana but she knew she would be back to visit again very soon.