Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Note on the Clogging Competition

I went to class tonight for the first time since our competition. I learned that our dance not only placed first in it's category, it also recieved an all around award. Apparently this means it was one of three of the highest scoring numbers in our entire division. Neat, huh? I also got a little blue ribbon for first place and on it it says: "Nationals Qualifier". I guess we are qualified for Nationals now, which is a good thing, since we have been planning on going to it all year. ;) It is at Lagoon on the third week of May I believe. This clogging stuff has been kinda fun. :)

Almost Princesses

Here are some great photos of the girls playing 'Guitar Hero' with Kevin. I'm not too sure how I feel about this new pasttime in our home, but the girls love it. Here are some cute things they have said while playing:

Aurora: "Daddy, I strummed the whole song!"

Courtney: "Dad, I like 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot!'"
Aurora: "My fingers can't hit the green and the yellow notes at the same time!"

P.S. Damon has his learner's permit!

Friday, February 22, 2008

My First Ever Clogging Competition

I just got back from my first clogging competition. I was a little nervous seeing as how I had never even attended a competition before. I was also nervous that I wouldn't have enough stamina to make it through my entire (1 minute probably :) dance. But, I was able to warm up back stage and I made it through the whole thing without any mistakes! I was very excited.

I found out just before I left that our team took 1st place.

It was very fun and I'm especially grateful for my little cheering section :) that came to watch. I'm also very thankful to Kevin for putting up with me going to classes in Sandy every week while he takes all the kids to Aurora's dance class. Thanks, I love you tons.

I think I have at least 2 more competitions coming up with one of them being the first week-end in May at Lagoon. I'll be sure to update the blog after those as well.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I've Been Spiked!

So the girls and I thought it would be a great idea to spike Damon's hair. I think he looks very cute and more mature. :) I may need to give him his first haircut so that it will spike up better.

He is officially 8 months old now and weighs approx 18 pounds. We love having him with us!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cute Little Skiiers

Our family went to my parent's resort at Wolf Creek to celebrate my Mom's 39th (he, he) birthday. Their resort just happens to be a few minutes away from 2 ski resorts. So, we took the girls to Wolf Mountain and let them have a go at skiing.

They were both pretty excited and looked super cute in their boots. I wish I had had a video camera to record Courtney trying to walk around in those boots!

Since I have never been skiing in my life and Kevin was too cheap to go, ;) we had my sisters, Torri and Kirri, take them down the tiny run. This was quite fun since this was only Torri's second time skiing.

All in all they did very well. I think they enjoyed going down the slope and although Courtney was scared when riding the 'magic carpet' back up the hill, Aurora really loved it.

Courtney was done after three times down and we took a lunch break. After lunch, Aurora wanted to go again and on her second and last time she went without being held on to.

For being 2 and 4 years old, I think they were fantastic little skiiers!

More Cute Skiiers

I had to make a new post to include more photos!

I'm not sure how this happened, but one moment Torri and Aurora were fine, the next moment they were both doing the splits! We were all laughing pretty hard!

Still Skiing

This is the end of the story. I wanted to include photos of Aurora skiing on her own. I hope you all enjoyed my first posts.