Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Another budding dancer!!

Last week Amelia attended her dance class as normal and after going over the routine for the first half, the class put on a little show to the parents. 

Now I wasn't expecting what actually happened. Those of you who know Amelia will know that she is a very shy child. Well she wasn't on this particular night. Oh no, she along side the rest of her class all started their routine and in turn all 1 by 1 went in the middle to greatly on their own!!! Wow what an achievement for each child, especially Amelia, a very proud mummy moment. 

At the end each child was given a certificate for all their hard work and determination. Well done everyone and to Stephen and Beth too for getting these kids to work together, as well as giving them the confidence to do their own thing!! 

My big 40 birthday!!!

Ok so yes I hit a mile stone this month!! And believe me, when I say I hit 40 as hard as it is going to hit me :-). 

40 is an age that I wasn't scared of reaching, like some are! In fact I really do not feel that I am 40... 

So the morning of my birthday, I was greeted with a very excited Amelia. She had been hiding a secret for weeks and she was now bursting to tell me. I had a birthday cake which the hubster and her had got made for me, along side a brand new car. Yes I did say a brand new car!! 

I know I was so speechless (that doesn't happen often) I very nearly cried!! I had been brought a white and black Citroen DS3 and at the weekend I would be picking her up and bringing her home. 
Meet Dolly!!! 

I was lead downstairs to the lounge where Abbie, Alfie and Maisie had all been up balloons, with 40 on them, and placed them around my present and card from them all. My present was a gorgeous silver Michael Kors watch. I must say I felt very loved and gifted to have such hard working, generous and thoughtful children. 

Well I made my way into work with a bag full of cakes, doughnuts and birthday cake to be greeted and hugged by everyone I saw on my way to my class that morning. I really felt like royalty. I arrived, eventually at my classroom with 40 banners stuck to the door and around the classroom and all the children shouting Happy Birthday!!! 

I hate being centre of attention so could of quite easily of hid in my cupboard. So the day continued as normal really until it was break time and I was summoned to the steps of the playground to receive my gift from everyone at work. As I was opening my gifts in the freezing cold I hasten to add, my colleagues began signing 'happy birthday', to which the children also joined in and shortly after it was the whole school singing to me!!   I was given a beautiful ring from Pandora and they had all organised a meal out which was also paid for!! I do love my work family and the children. 

After a special day at work, where everyone made sure I had an amazing day, I went home and got myself ready for a meal out with my beautiful family and a free friends. One friend I have had for over 20 years!! It's always great to see him. 

I had so many gifts I was truly grateful and felt very appreciated. My beautiful mummy friends from Amelia's school also treated me the weekend before to a spa day and a heart shaped charm for my pandora bracelet. 

Well the events didn't end there because on the following Thursday was my birthday meal with my work family!! Wow what a night an Indian and fantastic company!  We was minus a work family member but we made sure she didn't miss out in anyway what so ever. 
She took pride of place in the centre of the table in her favourite drinking glass!! 

I must say it total my 40th birthday was amazing  and made amazing by all my amazing family and friends. 

I'm back with Mouses updates

Wow I really can not believe that I haven't blogged since January!! To be fair life has been one big massive whirlwind for us both individually and as a family over the past few months!! 

Well we hope everyone is well and have had a great few months... Ok so u want to know what we have been up to right?? Well firstly...
I have as per normal, been Mouse's personal taxi driver. Lots of very important competitions have taken place. 

Blackpool British Qualifiers - Mouse competed in solo, crew, team, big and little, electric boogie solos, battle solos  and electric boogie duos. This was an intense competition as the complete set up was being ran differently to how it is normally ran, and let's just say it wasn't as smooth running as the organisers expected!! Anyway mouse didn't qualify in the solos and big and little however in electronic boogie duos both her and her partner (Beth) came 2nd place qualifying for worlds in Austria, her crew came 4th narrowly missing getting worlds, but qualified for the Europeans in Czech Republic. Her team came 3rd also qualifying for Worlds. 

HIp Hop International, Portsmouth - mouse competed in this competition with IMD in both their new crew Rejets sand in the Mega Crew. IMD juniors won their category, and the Mega Crew came 2nd place but the varsity crews didn't qualify this year unfortunately. 

Mouse then went on in March to work with IMD in their new promo video, in fact she did two!! One we are still waiting on being released. Exciting I know... A promo photo shoot was also done for her with her dance teacher who I must say is a very talented man and fantastic photographer. This was done as mouse has some new opportunities heading her way, I will let you know about these when I can 😉 here are a few pictures that he took. 

Next was a big performance for mouse and IMD at the London Excel in the show Move It. Not only were IMD dancing at this event but they al so we're supporting the charity Dance Aid. This was a fantastic opportunity for mouse and one of which she is very grateful for. 
At this event mouse had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Allison who's show Mouse just loves! So what a day it was to support such a great and worth while cause and meet Jennifer!! 

On Saturday Mouse was asked to attend Pineapple Dance Studios to take part in an audition for London Elite Dance Company. Now this was an audition that was very different to what Mouse is used to, however she embraced the opportunity and walked out nearly 2 hours later with one of the biggest smile les on her face. I was so pleased to see and hear just how much she enjoyed it. Now we are waiting to hear if Mouse made it, but to be honest, we are just grateful to of been given the opportunity to of experienced this audition. 

Then lastly to top of March for Mouse, she went along to 101 Events competition to support a team she helps teach of a weekend and decided to compete in her solo. Mouse won coming 1st place. Now she goes into April with more auditions so I promise to keep you all updated!! 

There are a couple of videos Mouse has on you tube if you want to follow her go to Maisie_IMD9 to watch her freestyle videos.