Thursday, February 28, 2013

Practicing for the big day

Eleri will be dancing at the Raleigh Irish Festival for St. Patrick's day. The little guys are SO CUTE. I can barely stand it. I nearly burst every week.

and more cuteness

Saturday, February 16, 2013


It's still coming down out there, but the kids are in for lunch. This is a pretty ideal snow as far as things go. Big flakes are sticking to the grass and roof, but the road is just wet.
Pics of Rowan and Eleri. Niall was not out there long enough. The child who has no problem walking out there barefoot to make a print in the snow doesn't actually like to STAY out there when properly clothed.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dancing Queen

This morning, Eleri had her very first ever dancing class. We found a small dance company in Raleigh that does Irish dancing for fun only. No competitions or trophies or a bazillion costumes and fees. Fun and culture = just what we were looking for.
She LOVED it. She loved it so much, she cried when it was time to leave. She wanted to stay all day!
I only had my iPod with me for pictures. This was our trial class so I didn't want to show up with the huge camera and all. It took her about half the class to figure out that she wasn't supposed to run around skipping everywhere, and after that she was super good at following along and doing what her teacher was doing. Her teacher said that she did great - especially for someone who had never set foot in a class before today.
I was in raptures over the cuteness. Here it is hours later and I'm still grinning.
Coming soon: an Etsy store to fund Eleri's dancing class. The company takes paypal!
For now (grainy ipod) pictures of the cute

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Big Day: Bridging Over

Today was the Blue and Gold ceremony for the Cub Scouts. Rowan received his Arrow of Light, and then crossed the bridge to become an official Boy Scout.

Flaming arrow
Rowan gets his arrow
Checking it out
Getting the badge that goes with the arrow

 Saluting his den leader goodbye

On the bridge
Getting his new neckerchief
It struck me how Rowan is standing on the step, and is still so much smaller than that Boy Scout.

Welcome to Troop 152
 Newly minted Boy Scouts

Friday, February 08, 2013

Eleri Style

We have GOT to get this child into a dance class.