Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crabapple 8U Tournament Champs!


Southline tourney team went 3-0 to win the Crabapple Tournament this year! They won 6-0 against Cleve Hill, 13-5 against NCAAA, and 11-10 in the Championship game against Cleve Hill. Josh had his 1st triple of the year in the game against NCAAA :) Congrats Boys!!! No time for rest though, next tourney starts Wed...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Locks of Love

After growing her hair for two years, Kayla donated 10" to Locks of Love yesterday. It's been a long wait but I am so very proud of Kayla for sticking it out. What a wonderful thing for her to do for someone else. Thanks Aunt Lori for the beautiful cut and natural highlights...she loves her new "do"!!!




My Little All Star



While we were in Orlando, Josh was playing in his first All Star Game! He played in the 7 year old game along with Peter and Josh Z. from the Mets. Josh's division did win the game too which was awesome! I'll have to fill in the stats later :-)

Tremaine Nationals ~ Orlando


We're back from another successful trip to Orlando for the Tremaine Dance National Finals! Once again...The Future Dance Center represented B-Lo and the companies did amazing! The week was jam-packed with dance classes and competition everyday but we enjoyed every minute!


The week started with Cash Awards competition. This is for the dances that didn't compete in a regional competition and qualify for the National competition. Kayla's tap number "Wanna Be Startin' Something" was entered here and they took 1st place and the overall "Best of Show" for the entire Junior level. They wore one white glove in honor of MJ and it was the best they ever performed it :-)

National competition went just as well! Hands Down (Jazz) scored a 1st place as well as Rugrat Robbery (Hip Hop). Rugrat Robbery also made it into the Gala, which showcases the top 3 numbers from the Junior, Teen and Senior divisions. So, 9 numbers out of probably 300 are chosen for this special honor, and 3 of them were Future Dances (one at each level)...these guys were good! Rugrat Robbery was given the "Best Showmanship" award for the gala.


This year Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific 1958, "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair") was the celebrity guest. She was absolutely stunning and we were so glad we were able to get to know more about her. Here she is with Joe Tremaine at the Gala.


Here is a photo of the Shorties at the Gala...all in black, white and pink (totally unplanned!) and wearing white gloves in memory of MJ :-)


Kayla and the trophy they won for Rugrat Robbery!


All three companies after performing at the Gala.

We didn't have really great weather while we were there. Poor Kayla only made it to the pool a couple times...seems like every time she got her suit on, it poured. It was monsoon-ing the night of the gala, so all of our photos had to be taken inside this year. Oh, well!

Here is a little video of Kayla's group performing at the gala...enjoy!

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Something different this year...the kids wanted to check out Old Fort Niagara and see the French & Indian War Encampment. This was Old Fort Niagara's largest French & Indian War Encampment ever, to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the 1759 Siege of Niagara. It was quite the history lesson, and with over 2500 re-enactors portraying British and French forces and Native American warriors it was definitely a sight to see.

Turns out, my cousin Jerry was there portraying a member of Crogan's British Rangers...and it was a miracle we even ran into him! We just happened to be strolling though the British camp and Tim saw him! Amazing!!!

Here are the kids pictured with Jerry and some more from the day!








To learn more: Old Fort Niagara

Redemption!


Well after last year's loss to the Cubs in the Championship game...the boys had a little unfinished baseball business this year. They had playoff games last week Tues, Wed and then the Championship game Friday night. The Mets took care of the Reds 13-2 in the first round and then beat the Brewers by the same score in the semi-final game. They met the Indians in the final and beat them 14-2! It was a heck of a game and they were so excited to be the champs this year!
 
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