Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Starquest pictures

Gianna in "All Aboard" (far left)...


(2nd in from the left)...


(again 2nd in from the left)...


(way on the left by the sign)...


Gianna in "Big Noise" (leaning way back off the prop on the left)...

Creative

Julia loves doing crafts. She is forever watching DIY videos.  Here are just a few things she has made for her bedroom...


She took an old picture frame and added the craft paper as the background to create a tray...


She filled a vase with some silk flowers and added sand and seashells to a smaller vase to make a candle holder...


She spray painted a seashell silver to use for her jewelry...


Some yarn and silk flowers...


She took pages from an old paperback book to make these flowers for her wall...


She made a magazine holder from cork board...


The fish she painted in Cancun and she added pink glitter to the inside of a mason jar...


I think this is so pretty. She painted a wood letter "J" and glued some sparkly blue flowers to it..


Sand, seashells and some twine to a mason jar makes a summery decoration for her bureau...


And her craft closet...


Oh...and she's also super creative when it comes to nail design too.  She did this all by herself...


Love my creative girl.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Starquest weekend

My girls had their last regional dance competition this past weekend.  Of course all of the dances were amazing!

"Can Can" was beautiful and so much fun as usual...see little Julia there in the center? 


Gianna's duo with Victoria won a platinum!! Yay!! And best of all...they won not one...but TWO special awards!!!  One was for "Broadway Bound" and the other was the "Fusion Award" which is for great teamwork.  They did a fabulous job! Very proud of them.


Gianna warming up with her teammates...





Gianna's lyric "Amazing Grace" placed 3nd (her jazz "Big Noise" was 2nd)...



and Gianna's tap dance "All Aboard" won big again this weekend! They placed 1st in the junior large group category AND they also won the Apogee Award which is the highest scoring routine out of all the 12 and under dances in the entire competition!!

Part of the group...


more of the group...



Here they are accepting the Apogee Award...



Julia's jazz dance "Boyz" won platinum plus! She really stands out in this routine...


Gianna's acro team "Devil Went Down to Georgia" looked fantastic!! It also won platinum plus and 1st place!


Julia's solo "Homeless" was fabulous!  She finally got a platinum PLUS!! This is her fifth year competing a solo at Starquest and the very first time getting a platinum plus!! So well deserved!  There were 100 teen solos and they announced the top 20...and she placed 15th!!  I know you might think...oh just 15th...but no way.  This was probably one of the hardest competitions she has ever done with so much incredible talent. Her placing 15th was amazing!!  Our studio has 16 teen soloists and only 5 of them, including Julia, placed in the top 20. 



Coming up...Nationals at Mohegan Sun the end of June! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Boston Town Cup

Nicholas played in the Boston Town Cup tournament and our town won!! What a great weekend of hockey!  Our team was comprised of some of the best players from our town.  It was so much fun watching these boys battle it out against some really great competition.  They worked hard and came out on top!


And our boy was AWESOME in net...


He stopped all kinds of shots and was quick as a cat...






Two boys on each team were ejected right at the end of the game for fighting...but the boys didn't forget about their teammates behind the plexiglass...very funny...

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Oh my heart...

This was exactly ten years ago...and now I'm looking at him eye to eye. Why do the years have to go by so fast? Simply the cutest...
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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tulips

Gianna's sweet friend, Lily, invited her to go Tulip picking yesterday.  How fun! It was an absolutely gorgeous day...










I love Gianna's friends. She has chosen them well.

Father Daughter Dance

So this was our very last Father Daughter dance.  It was tough convincing Gianna to go this year.  She really hates getting dressed up...especially in dresses. She wanted to wear her sneakers with her dress too! With plenty of convincing, she wore her dress from last year and some simple black flats.  Oh she's a funny little thing. Such a tomboy...but she cleans up nice!





With her friends Sarah and Maggie...


and her friend Kate...


and Mia and Sarah...


I'm so happy she has made such nice new friends this year.  It was a real blessing after all that she switched schools this year.  Oh...and isn't she a tiny thing? Everyone towers over her!