Thursday, May 25, 2017

Letting go




Sometimes the best
thing you can do is 
not think, not wonder,
not imagine,
not obsess. Just 
breathe...and have
faith that everything
will work out for
the best. 



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It's a beautiful day

Just back from a long walk...mid 70's...blue skies...no humidity...just beautiful weather today.

And look what I found in our bushes...


All in bloom around here...


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Legs for days...



Happy Mother's Day


 
My silly Mama...


and my beautiful babies...


I love being their Mama!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A little more about Starpower

We found out after that competition that the senior acro production that Julia is in, "One if By Land, Two if By Sea", actually was the highest scoring routine of the entire competition! Pretty amazing considering the number of routines and the level of talent that was there. Our studio's acro production is consistently fabulous and always puts on a tremendous show. They received a standing ovation! The girls are so strong. I can't wait to see it again!



This is Julia...


When I unpacked the costumes from the rack n' roll I found Gianna's invitation to Power Pak and the top ten plaque she received for her duo. (I'm really bad at remembering to take pictures at the competitions.)


Gianna showing me her high kicks!!




Monday, May 08, 2017

Starpower weekend

We had another long dance competition weekend...


Friday night were the teen solos...Julia did wonderful as usual. I'm always so proud of her and just amazed at what a fabulous performer she is.

Saturday was all about this girl (posing in her Bollywood costume)...


I'm still getting used to seeing her white toothy smile. I think she looks so grown up and very beautiful!


She really enjoyed herself this weekend and said she wished the competition lasted longer...um...not me...I'm exhausted!!



Gianna's tap team...


They received the highest tap score for all the 11 and under routines!  And their jazz won 1st place with the highest technique score. All her routines placed in the top and were fantastic.

The best award of all was when Gianna received an invitation to the Power Pak convention!  It's a dance intensive summer camp where kids are hand selected to receive invitations to go. Pretty cool!!  Julia got an invite two years ago too.

Then after a very long day of group competition, Julia competed her trio Saturday evening. They were gorgeous and placed 7th overall!  Yay!  It was a super hard competition with lots and lots of talent so I was very proud of our girls!


Sunday was all of Julia's group dances and the production for both girls.  Julia with her tap friends...


Julia's "Via Della Rosa"...they were just stunning and won first place!!


I love how they bond before dancing...


So it was a very successful and fun weekend for my girls. Next up...Starquest in two weeks. I better rest up!! : ) 

Monday, May 01, 2017

Elastics

Gianna may be getting a break from those annoying elastics...but not Julia...