Monday, February 19, 2018

MA-rvelous MOMday


Mom got home last night and we were so excited to see her that we almost did knock her over.  Misty and Timber could not stop licking and kissing her all over her face and neck.  Lightning is not a big kisser, but he ran circles round and round her with a huge wooing song.  We were very well cared for by our Dad, but we really missed Mom a lot.  As you can see from our photo, we are not letting her out of our sight!!!! All eyes on MOM!!!

Mom had a wonderful weekend, very busy and very tiring, but with a great ending.

Before we get to the exciting news from Mom's weekend away, we wanted to say a special thank you to the team for sending Mom this sweet surprise for Valentine's Day.

 Some very yummy cookies and a package of sweet hearts!!!  We send hugs right back to you, and YES, we will be happy to be your Valentines.

We were also one of the lucky winners in Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny's Christmas and Holiday Countdown.  We received a wonderful package of surprises from Speedy and his sweet Mum Rachel while Mom was away.

Mom helped us open the box and we found a big knapsack from Well Love.  We couldn't wait to find out what was inside.

We got not one or two prizes, but SIX of them.  Look at all these great rope chews - we will have lots of fun working on those knots. And that cute little hot dog has a squeaker near his tail.  His name is Well Love, so we will show him just how much he is loved when we work on that squeaker:)  Thank you, Speedy and Mum, for the lovely pressies.

And now for the news of the weekend.  Mom went to Tulsa with our human sister K and the two granddaughters, K and C for the Revive dance convention and competition.  The girls like to go to this type of event because only a portion of the weekend is competition.  The emphasis is more on the classes where the girls spend hours in class learning and perfecting their dance techniques in tap, jazz, ballet, ballroom, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical genres.  Each of the girls had seven hour long classes on Saturday and Sunday.  They are up very early in the morning and work hard until late at night.  The competition was held on Friday.  All of the group dances for each of the girls did extremely well with outstanding scores and award placements.  Ms. C, who has been featured here for her dance excellence many times, took the first place award for her contemporary solo.  She danced beautifully and was rewarded for all her hard work. No videos or photos are allowed during the competition so we don't have anything to show you.  

Then the classes were held all day Saturday and then again on Sunday morning. Our Ms. C. was selected to dance on the "Crew" team in a final performance at the closing show Sunday afternoon.  Only 9 girls were selected from her age division for this special honor.  Her classes had about 75 students in them.  It is quite an accomplishment to be selected for that special dance.  The girls have to learn a special routine for the closing performance.  

AND THEN, there was more!!!!  Our little dancerina (who isn't so little anymore at age 11) won the big prize of the weekend.  One girl from each age division is honored as the Elite Crew Honored Dancer.  And yes, she was that winner for her age division. One of her friends captured this very short video of the announcement.  All the cheers in the background are the other girls from her studio.

YAY, YAY, YAY from all of us too!!!

And here she is - our pride and joy - Ms. C!!!  This photo was taken at the end of her ballroom class as you can see from her shoes.  She learned a "swing" routine.  Mom so wishes she would have been allowed to take some video.

Big sister K had a very successful weekend too.  She was in the Teen/Senior classes and, although, she didn't receive any special honors, she learned a lot and had a great time with her friends  All of her group dances received Ultimate Platinum awards (the highest possible) and placed in the overall awards for two.  She is very proud of her little sister too.

Congratulations to our sweet C. You need to let us come to the next dance event so we can learn how to "swing" too:) 

See how happy we are to have you home, Mom!!!  Let's celebrate with some tasty treats!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Congratulations to both the girls. You sure got some nice gifts in the mail. Glad your mom made it home. We know it is hard to have mom away.

NanaNor's said...

So glad your mom is back home where she belongs. Congrats to Ms. C for her award and to both girls for working so hard. Wonderful treats your mom got and your three got some great things too.
It's snowing here, so stay warm-thats a joke, because if there is snow, I know you'll be outside in it.
Noreen and Hunter

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

How exciting to have such wonderful dancers in your family!!
Welcome home to your Mama...sounds like you all gave her a greatest welcome home happy dance ever!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Dancing is one of the best things to do in life!!! That last shot of all your smiles tells the rest of the story &*<> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Brian said...

Hooray for Mom being home and a big hooray for Little Ms C from all of us too!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very impressive about the dance honors. Your granddaughter is beautiful. We got those cookies from Chewy too and I made my hubby try them first just in case they were dog cookies :)

Millie and Walter said...

Congrats to both girls. It's too bad we can't see any video of the performances. Maybe some day we will see Ms. C as one of the professionals on Dancing With the Stars or a competitor on So You Think You Can Dance.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a great start to the week....Mom home--glad you didn't knock her a successful weekend for both girls. Congrats all around!

Sue said...

What a wonderful weekend for the young dancers and for the adults who got to share in the fun. But the very best part is that your Mom is home with you.

The Florida Furkids said...

So many good things!!! We got that pawsome gift from Chewy too. Mom is keeping it to herself. We don't think that's fair.

The Florida Furkids

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What an exciting time! Congratulations to your little dancers! Then there were presents too! Amazing!

(When one of my humans comes home after being out for even a short time, I go and find my favorite squeaky toy and prance around with it.)

Idaho PugRanch said...

So glad your mom is home and WOw! what wonderful dancers the girls are!
Congrats on a great weekend
Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

Oh, Ma is doin' lots of Woooohoooooin'! She knows how much work goes into all those routines, and how hard those all day classes are! CONGRATS to your FABulous Dancers!!!! Wows! Ma wishes you could have taken video too! Butts, she gets it. Anyhu I sure am glads that you are home nows!!!! Nothin' like a doggie welcome! heheheee
Ruby ♥

Mark Muller said...

oooh that is a firework of good news... congrats to your win and congrats and apaws apaws to miss C !!!

Molly the AireGirl said...

OMD, congratulations to both girls and that is so awesome about Ms C! We are so happy that your mom is home, guys. That last photo tells the whole story☺ Have lots of fun with your rope toys!

Madi and Mom said...

WOO hoo the WOO mom is in the house and the WOOs are so happy as are we.
We missed you all and WTG to the BIPEDS with such happy dancing feets.
Love that smile on Miss C's face
Hugs madi your bfff

Casey said...

Fangtastic work, girls!! And hooray for mom being home -- that makes everything better!

Marg said...

Wow, that is so fantastic, that the girls did so well in the dancing. Good job winning those awards. How much fun that much have been for the grand parents and parents. Great picture o Miss C. Glad the Mom is home now though for you Woos.

Caren Gittleman said...

Congrats to both girls and Miss "C" is a cutie! DakotasDen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the dancers in the family! When the competition is that HUGE, winning is even more SWEET isn't it?! YAY! Now for the good stuff - MOM IS HOME.....and there are some new toys in the house.....I guess you three are VERY happy right?

Hugs, Teddy

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Congrats to your uprights on great performances! Enjoy those furbulous pressies.

tweedles said...

Thata a lot of celebration,, and lots of snacks and goodies too!

speedyrabbit said...

I'm glad your prize turned up,what a great start to the week lots of goodies and your mom being home too!xxx Speedy

Huskies622 said...

It sounds like your mom and her family had the most excellent weekend! But we are sure you are SO happy to have her back!

Slow Marks said...

The places I saw here are really wonderful, celebrating a special event like this with the beauty of nature is really cool. When you are in this venue NYC, there's nothing you can do than to be happy. I really liked it here.