Friday, March 9, 2007

then and now
















WOW...in a word.
highland dance is a HUGE part of our family's life. i thought i'd dig out and dust off these couple pictures of ME when i myself started dancing in 1980. i was 10 years old in the very top picture! yep, that's me at my very first compeition ( which i won too, quite exciting! ) and the second picture of me is when i was about 12 years old in my "sailor's hornpipe" costume.
the pictures of courtney are the most recent ones of her dancing. they were taken in jan 2007 at her first intermediate competition. a great day. she is now into her second highland costume ( kilt ) since she started when she had just turned 4 ( about 2 weeks later ) and the other pic's are of her irish jig and sailor's hornpipe costumes which she competed in for the very first time in january!.....does the sailor's costume look an awful lot like mine??? yep. it's the same one ( except for a new hat for courtney )...after all these years ( and we won't say how many..) my girl's wearing my sailor's costume and i couldn't feel more proud. she wears it well, and dances the dance well too!!
as we have her Scottish Tea awards day this coming sunday i just felt like sharing a part of our family that is a big, big part of us. i can't believe how far she's come since she was 4 years old already...amazing these little highland dancers and what they can do and learn!!!
well, i got a couple more layouts done the last couple days...and i'm working right now on a brand new project...yes, it will be a class probably for april...pictures coming soon...
i had a fun day with tyler yesterday...after his swimming lesson in the morning, i took him to Toys R Us to do some shopping... he had received a $25 gift card for christmas and he also got $100 in money gifts for his birthday a couple weeks ago...i put half of it into his trust account and let him have $50 plus his gift card to go on a shopping spree!!! he had a blast...it was so cute watching him carefully narrow down his selections and finalize his choices. he even came home with $30 left over!!! i had my cell phone with me and took a couple pictures coming out of the store with his HUGE shopping bag and grinning from ear to ear!!! he picked himself a few new action hero's for his collection...a new spiderman and venom set, supergirl ( because superman loves her mommy ) and also a rhino villain ( from spiderman ). he also got 7 new disney "cars" metal cars too....then i took him out for lunch to Pony Coral...
thanks for a fun day tyler....
have a great weekend everyone!!





1 comment:

Tara said...

Hee hee! How cute! That's great that Courtney is keeping on with your family traditions!