Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dance Xplosion

We had another dance competition this past weekend.  The schedule was tough this  time.  Duo was Friday night, Saturday night Julia had five dances and Gianna had two but they were all practically back to back.  It was very exhausting. We got home really late...after midnight.  We only got five hours of sleep and had to get up and do it all over again on Sunday.  Julia had her solo in the morning and production in the evening.  She didn't feel well at all on Sunday so it made for a long day.

Julia won "Extreme Platinum" (such silly names for these medals) for all her dances.  Her duo won first again...Glamping, Dare to Enter and Sparrows were in the same category and placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.  One Moment in Time was 2nd, Divergent 1st and Bar Flies 1st.

Gianna in her Ship in a Bottle costume.  She looks so pretty...







And Gianna received very exciting news while at the competition!!  She is going to be on Jill's junior jazz team next year!  She wasn't picked this year and was very sad about it.  But she has been proving herself and working really hard.  Her dance teacher took notice and wants her next year!  Yay for Gianna!!

She's quite flexible...



Gianna's acro/tap production Newsies won 1st.  She looked fabulous!  Her lyric dance, Ship in a Bottle, didn't fair so well again.  Not sure why?  I'm thinking it may be a little too difficult which leaves the judges open for lots of critiquing.

Julia looking "futuristic" in her Divergent costume...





Julia got to be a "junior" for this competition.  She did a beautiful job with her solo and placed 3rd overall!  She got the highest score in the open category and received a special judges award for "beautiful control".  : )



The two junior duos from our studio...



Little Sparrow...


Newsies...


and Gianna being a goofball...


Friday, April 03, 2015

Gianna's birthday party

Gianna had her friend birthday party last night. She had 5 of her cute little friends over for pizza, make your own sundaes and a sleepover.  Well...they really didn't sleep and Gianna is pretty cranky today.

They jumped a lot of the night away...


made massive sundaes...











and were just plain silly and had lots and lots of fun...


Her friends really know what she loves...





Jess, Rory, Gianna, Katherine, Gracie and Lily...


Crazy girls...




And my other two babies were super awesome by helping make breakfast for the little crew...


And probably one of the loudest "happy birthdays"...


Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hockey Banquet

Nicholas had a great hockey season this year!  He skated out for the Bantam team and was their team captain.  They won the championship and then traveled to Canada to play in a tournament!  Such a nice group of kids.  At the banquet, each of the boys went up to the team Mom administrator and handed her a rose to say thank you.  Tears filled my eyes each time I saw these little men make such a sweet gesture.


Nicholas and the team Mom administrator, Heidi...



He also played goalie for the middle school team.  They had a good season too. Also another great group of boys...


Nicholas received two awards at the banquet...one for each team!  One award was for a shut out and the other was for three assists in a game!  Wow!


My handsome boy.  Very proud of him!!!