Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WCDE Convention/Competition

 This weekend Maddie had a dance competition/convention!  It was the first of the season, we had to head to they Hyatt Regency in Denver on Friday.  Maddie had 2 dances to compete on Friday night and they started at 9 pm, yes pm!  Their tap number was the first one of the night and I was sooo impressed with these 3 kiddos!  They did amazing!  Seriously they looked so good and it was so dang cute!
 Maddie and Austin had to do a quick change for their duo, I have to admit I was really nervous about it, but OH MY GOSH they stole they show, no really it was so amazing!  They had us all on the edge of our seats ewwwing and awwing at how dang cute they were!  When they were done Rich and I were all grins and so was Austins parents!  The parents sitting behind us all told us how great it was and that it had made them cry it was so cute!
 When it came to awards I was hoping for some good scores, and the judges did not disappoint!  The tap got 4 out of 5 stars, and their duo got 5 stars!  AND got high score over all which was quite exciting!  Austins mom and I hugged each other, I think we were both kind of in shock, we knew it was cute but these 2 kids really pulled it together and have a really good dance.  I am so grateful to Maddies teacher who has put a lot of time into this for them and worked a lot with them!
  I wasnt able to get video but I will at the next comp which is next weekend!

 These cadets were just slightly excited!

 After a late night on Friday we had an early morning wake up for classes.  We had to be ready by 7:30 to meet with the team and then off to classes.  The classes on Saturday all went well, Maddie was the only one in her age group so we were kind of loners but Maddie stays so focused it didnt bother her, I was a bit bored!
 This is their tap outfit, Maddie and Jess are pretty cute!
 Team meeting
 All cute and ready to perform!

Proud parents!

 Lunch break

 My cute little hip hopper
 After classes were over at 2 we jetted of to get her hair and make up done.  First was their African Beats dance, which is a really cool dance!  They did really good!  It was different from other dances which made it stand out, the girls all did really good!  It ended up getting 4 stars!

 A little down time with friends!  They pretended they were falling the 15 floors lol

 Award time.. Maddies the tiny image on the right dancing it up!
 After a decent break in between dances it was time to get ready for the production number.  Because they had a lot of time they met and then everyone gave each other massages, it was pretty cute!

 Everyone massages Maddie because she squeals because she is so ticklish!
 Girls giving Austin a massage is icky so this is how Mia decided it works!
 The production number was AWESOME!  It gave me the chills I loved it so much!  It didnt do as good as I thought it would but it still did really good they got 4 stars!
 Day 2 of classes wasnt as good, after a long night... getting to bed at midnight Maddie was exhausted but excited for classes and the teachers seemed to be teaching more for the youngest kids rather than the older so it felt like a little bit of wasted time unfortunately, but she still had a lot of fun!  She had a cute little 6 year old that was a little fascinated by her that followed her everywhere.  She got noticed by a bunch of the teachers which is always good!
 At the end of classes on Sunday there is a end show where the teachers perform and then scholarships are given from auditions that they do during one of the classes.
 Well Maddie won one of the scholarships!!  I was so excited, and it means next year we dont have to pay for this convention!!  YAAA MADDIE!!

 Maddie and Mia both got scholarships!  So proud of my little muffin!  Seeing her work so hard makes you just want to work harder for her to do what she loves, I just get so filled with joy and am so proud if she asked for a pony I would get her one, seriously its that awesome!

15th Anniversary

Rich and I celebrated our 15th anniversary last week!  That is a horrible photo, I look huge but its the only photo we did that day so I have to use it.
Anyways 15 years and 1/2 my life and I am still a very happy lucky girl!  I cant say enough how great it is to have a supportive hard working husband who really does just about anything I need or want him to do!  He is such a good dad and works so hard to support them in all they want to do and accomplish.  Having a good man is not something I knew growing up and I feel very lucky that I was able to find one, I thank God for putting him in my life!
WOOHOO 15 years and we still really like each other, we are friends and we love each other.. thats pretty awesome!

Gaggle of Geese

 We had a nice little snow storm and it just made a nice scene in the back yard!  Then the other day we noticed we had a lot of geese gathering in the back yard!  It was kind of exciting and I showed Malia and she was excited!  We snuck outside to try to get some good photos but the dude in charge was not pleased and they took off, I was afraid we were going to get pooped on!  But we didnt, later we took a ride with Malias 4 wheeler and tried to feed them but again they flew away!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I Heart Faces ~ Best Face Photo

It has been a LONG time since I haven't entered a photo in the IHF but I Love this photo of Maddie, after she had been so sick for so long it was so nice to see her with energy and light in her eyes, and I adore her freckles!  Go check out I Heart Faces for some incredibly beautiful faces!  Click HERE or on the iheartfaces button!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Decorating the Christmas Tree

 And thats what you get when you try to avoid the camera haha
 We love decorating the trees, everyone has their own tree to decorate which makes it nice and I dont care as long as my tree looks the way I want it to!  It was Malias turn to place the star, and she was super excited and scared lol!