Ok, lets catch up on life...
First, dance competitions continued and finished up this week. Ariel danced at both Synergy and DreamTeam and her group did fantastic! I am slowly learning how each competition scores and ranks the kids, and they are all different! Confusing!!! I never get tired watching her open the dance, its so cute!
So at Synergy, they got a 'metal standing' of their skill and then a placement level against the others in the same age group. So they got 2nd place and a High Gold metal which is awesome, the only level higher is diamond.
At DreamTeam its all individual best, so they dance a bunch of groups or solos and then bring them on stage to give them a mini critique and metal standing, very much like an episode of American Idol in my opinion haha. 'That wasn't working for me dog.' Anyhoo, they got a Gold metal, which is second highest, High Gold is the top here. They also got a choreography award which honored their teacher's great work! The girls were super clean at this one, a great performance. I was so giddy watching her. I am so proud of her hard work she put into this. Great work sweetie!
I ordered a few of the stage shots from this last one, because they got a few good ones, but I don't have them yet so I will post them when they arrive. Thus ends our first year of competitions, what a blast!!!
My birthday! I turned 34 this year on May 1st, gack! Almost mid 30's that feels weird to say. Haha. It was an exciting day with handmade cards and lots of eating out. My Dad and Rita took Xander and I out for breakfast at Ricky's, yum! Then Dad took Xander for me and I got to have lunch and girl time with Stella at White Spot, yum yum. It included a birthday brownie with sparkler, whee!
Then for dinner, Ken brought some some grub, since the man isn't a cook, and spared me cooking my own dinner. Haha. The kids presented lovely cards, Ariel made me a flower wreath, so pretty!
That afternoon also marked a HUGE event in our home, Ariel lost her FIRST TOOTH!!! Sound the trumpets, this has been a long time coming. Her tooth had been taking its sweet time and finally after school was hanging there barely. With her dance comp the next day I was worried it could pop out when she popped a move and she be crushed to lose it, so I called her over... and quickly pulled it out. She was yelping when she realized what I was doing but it was so quick and when I said 'look!' she stopped and laughed, that didn't hurt at all!
Then I started jumping around all excited because it was on my birthday and how cool that was, Xander started going bananas, 'Ariel lost her tooth, way to go!' He was so proud of her, and it was beyond adorable!
The tooth has yet to be collected by the tooth fairy... Mommy hadn't finished the pillow yet, its almost done. Ariel really wanted to have it for a few days before it went away, so its in a place of honor till we send it off. Stay posted for updates on our first visit from the tooth fairy.
Finally, the biggest news... our PUPPY!
When last I mentioned him we were waiting on a puppy from the next litter most likely, that was indeed the case until we got a sad call saying the dog had something go wrong and ended up at the vet, with a c-section, and losing all but one puppy. We were crushed, as was the breeder since she knew we had been waiting so long. She called and said she was going to look into some fellow breeders and see if she could help get us on to another list... we were expecting to be waiting at least another few months.
Then a few days later we got a call from her, how soon do you want your puppy and what color? I was stunned, how soon are we talking. Turns out the Daddy dog from her litter, his brother on Vancouver Island had a litter born the same day has them, St Patricks day, and they had 6 puppies, and one available!!! The breeder called us and we chatted, and she emailed us photos. Well we were smitten.
Last night we got word she had picked her puppy to keep and we got first choice of the rest of them!!! Wow, how amazing is that! We emailed some questions, chatted, voted (facebook poll, lol) and then finally made our choice, which was the kid's first choice and ours all along.....
He reminds me of my first sheltie Lucas, something in the eyes. We all were drawn to he little white blaze on his face, the only puppy in the group who had it like his daddy. I am beyond thrilled, and a tad emotional, haha. I can't wait to pick him up next MONDAY!!!
To mark the happy occasion we picked up his name tag today to take with us next week. So excited to have you join our crazy family Meeko, we love you already!