|August 2, 2013||Filled under Kids, Life|
It’s always awesome to start your day with Empowered Recreation, and our goal is to make our morning workouts 5 days a week regularly. Well, at least yesterday we’ve had one ;o)
That afternoon, we spend about 7 hours at Key Arena for two reasons. First is our IRG&B girls made a debut with a group routine before the basketball game. Even if it’s our very first group routine, the girls had a huge success and got lots of compliments! The video below is unfortunately not the best quality (we definitely still need to learn how to record the group performance).
And then we’ve watched for the first time the basketball game. The Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury, 88-79! Good job ladies!!
We’ve came back to home around 11:30pm happy, excited even if enough exhausted. Anyways – such memories! ;o)
|June 5, 2013||Filled under Kids, Life|
Our girl fell in love with aerial art after a b-day party at Sanca but since she’s still crazy on rhythmic gymnastic and already has 15-20 hours a week, we were worry that an extra sport will be too much for her age and such busy schedule. But Kristin’s essay just melt our hearts – is here any chance to say “No” to this lovely girl, especially if count that she was talked about just 1 hour a week class during summer break ;o)
In the other news – today is our 14th anniversary! … About a week later we’ve moved to US! … And some months later we’ve met Annya, Alex, Sergey, Svetlana, Oleg – our very first “foreign”, such lovely and fantastic friends for all these 14 years!
P.S.: I’ve tried to find any digital group photos dated 1999; but found just this one of our first ones, taken with our very first digital camera in 2001… with even more friends and about in a month our daughter was born… such memories!!
… And last, but definitely not least, looks as we got summer here (finally!) YAY!! ;o)
|February 24, 2013||Filled under Kids, Life|
What a long, but such exciting and lovely weekend we spent at MILLENNIUM CUP 2013 International Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational competition our daughter participated! We so enjoyed such beautiful competition venue, outstanding performances, incredibly talented and beautiful participants and atmosphere. Such memories!
Our daughter got silver in hoop routine and 4th place in free, ball routines and overall in her age and level! And our Romana Vasilega and Eugenia Prada (two another girls from IRG&B team) got gold in two routines and overall!! We are SO HAPPY and PROUND for our girls and academy!!
I always was in love with rhythmic gymnastic and skating, and I think it’s really the best and most pretty sport for girls! I am so glad that my Kristin in and truly enjoy the rhythmic gymnastic, which is all about:
My apologies for such number or pictures, I just can’t resist to share ;o)
|December 17, 2012||Filled under Etsy, Kids|
“Dedicated to the children of Newtown, and to the proposition that a child’s childhood and innocence should be inviolate”, says curator of this so sensitive… and so sad Etsy treasury.
My heart go out every time I think of this tragedy… Thank you Louise for this such touching and beautiful tribute.
Alla Koval Designs
|September 18, 2012||Filled under Kids|
|January 29, 2012||Filled under Kids, Life|
EVERGREEN INVITATIONAL, 2012
What a long, but such exciting and lovely day we spent at rhythmic gymnastics Individual and Group competition our daughter participated! We enjoyed such beautiful and outstanding performances, incredibly talented and beautiful participants and atmosphere. Such memories!
Our daughter got 1st place overall in her age and level! We are really happy that Kristin enjoins gymnastic and feel so proud for our girl! Each level has different rules and number or routines to show. Kristin competed in Level 4 and had 3 routines: floor, ball and rope. She got 1st place in both ball and rope routines, 3rd place in floor routine and 1st place overall!!
Kristin’s floor routine:
Here is also Ball and Rope routines, but unfortunately about the same horrible quality (as well as the pictures). We definitely need to work on this part and probably use something different that just iPhone’s camera ;o)
Happy Sunday everyone!!
|September 11, 2011||Filled under Kids, Life|
Believe you or not, but this morning my DH and I had yoga for 32th day in a row (had to miss 2 days due the class schedule). Not that only we are still alive, but feel pretty good and proud that realized one of our challenges from enough long list ;o)
I do not think our goal is to be such flexible like this guy LOL or even to be able to do things like our daughter shows and amazes us every time. But we are planning to make hot yoga our every morning exercise at least.
And below are some pictures of Kristin an her rhythmic gymnastic class I just can’t resist to share ;o)
All girls are just amazing, isn’t! I’m so happy that Kristin is enjoining the gymnastic and we feel so proud for our girl!!
|June 1, 2011||Filled under Kids, Life|
We still don’t have even Spring here… but can you believe we are so ready for outdoor activities?! ;o) So we spend most our weekends for traveling and visiting some fun places. This weekend we with our friends are really enjoined Wallaby Ranch located in Fall City, WA.
We watched video and learned new information:
– kangaroo use tail to walk – like 5th leg!
– they are pretty smart – can open door handle and water facet
– they do use hands a lot – to walk, to eat, to fight and so on, even can climb the fence in case of
– mother can close her pocket so tight that no water will go inside when she swims
– they like to rest on the back.
Look at this little Cutie. The farm owner had it under his jacket for 10 minutes and everyone was surprised when he took it out! We all were charmed and excited to hold a baby kangaroo ;o)
The albino kangaroo looks definitely different ;o)
And below are Wallabies (a dwarf kangaroo) – they are so cute! It was really hard to assure Kristin that we do not looking for a new “family member” this time, even if Wallaby is just about 2 ft. tall.
Thanks a lot to Sergey for such Amazing pictures!! So glad you guys joined us. See you soon!
Today’s forecast offers 48-58 degrees and rain at least 3 days more … well, another trip is scheduled ;o)
|May 4, 2011||Filled under Kids, Life, Thursday's Moments|
Our Pixie is turning 2 years today! She’s absolutely amazing, cute, lovely and sweet girl with such charming personality. Kristin got an idea to cook Pixie Birthday cake, based on doggie’s favorite food and decorated with her favorite treats – let us see what we get ;o)
The only thing, she is overweighted already … for whole o.1 lbs – hehe, I hear your laugh ROFL!! We also got a good one when we were told in veterinary clinic that her normal weight should be 4 lbs. Funny, but her mom and dad were 3 lbs and 3.5 lbs respectively… an acceleration ;o)
P.S.: BTW, the second picture was taken by Kristin and we are both so happy with this cool shot!! Pixie doesn’t like to be model and it is really a big luck to catch her on photo.
Happy Thursday everyone!!
|September 28, 2010||Filled under Featured, Kids|
Did you even imagine what kids fashion shot may looks like? ;) Here is
an absolutely MUST to see behind-the-scene video of one of my latest
design in Arctic theme, created by beyond talented and amazing team
of AKELstudio. Thank you SO MUCH Genia for sharing! You completely
made my day!!
If you would like to see images before and after retouching, you can
enjoy them posted right below the video at cool The Perfect Photo Blog.
And to find all technical details and lots of useful info and tips, make sure
to visit AKELstudio blog.
… To be continued ;o)