Monday, November 30, 2015

Grace Goes to Oireachtas

This past weekend, Grace participated in the Mid-America region Oireachtas for Irish dance.  It includes Irish dance schools from NY, NJ, PA, and DE. What a whirlwind!  We had an early Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and then Thursday we hopped in the car for our ride to Philadelphia. It's a crazy busy weekend filled with sparkly dresses, big wigs and lots of dancing!

Grace danced in the Under 8 traditional set dance.  
Getting hair done and warming up!

She's ready to go.

She did wonderfully...received a recall and placed 11th in her group!

It was so exciting!  A recall is a huge thrill and we couldn't have been happier for her!

Grace also danced in an Under 8 4-hand team.  These girls are just the cutest!
They did not recall, but danced beautifully and we were proud as could be.

My mom and I had a great time with Grace on our girls' trip to Oireachtas!  So proud of Grace and all the Boland School dancers and how hard they worked!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween 2015 - Turtle Power!

I'm so happy that my kiddos have granted me another year of coordinated costumes!  I just love it and will take it for as long as I can get it!

This year they decided to be Ninja Turtles!

Liam as Leonardo

Grace as Michaelangelo 

Seamus as Raphael

Heroes in a half shell!