Ghillie girls

The girls have been doing Irish dance for a little while now.  Many kids start out with shoes, but in their school, they “earn” them.

Their first recital, just a few weeks ago, was done in bare feet.  :)

I may be a little biased, but they just stole the show.  Or maybe it was my heart.  Hard to say which it was. :)

The girls have been working their little toes off…dying to get ghillies.

It’s been incredible to watch them work so hard together.

They are loving dancing together so much that I am sure one day I will be really glad I documented them being fitted for their first pair of ghillies. :)

Words can’t describe the experience for them…it was just so amazing to see them achieve something they’ve been working toward, and to see how much more it is prized when earned rather than simply given.

It’s hard to do it justice, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking. :)

Tonight, after practicing harder than ever (we’re working toward hard shoes, now, you know), the third one said, “I danced so hard I think my toes might catch on fire.  Then I’d have feet of flames.”

9 Responses

  1. I’m so proud of both you and them :) You have all worked so hard together! I think we should get you some ghillies too!

    July 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  2. Jessie

    Good job girls!

    July 21, 2012 at 11:09 am

  3. Sarah Burgoyne

    I love it! They are just too adorable :) It’s nice when you can find something to help motivate you children and bring them closer together.

    July 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

  4. that’s amazing! means so much more when its earned :)

    July 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  5. Ruth

    Can’t wait to see them in person! I’m so glad they all got them together!

    July 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    • Liesel

      That is so fun to see your girls doing Irish dancing! It must be like how excited girls are to get their first pair of pointe shoes (although much older and after lots of years). I think it is just darling they all do it together. You have enough you can have your own little troop.

      July 21, 2012 at 9:16 pm

  6. Debbie Domenici

    Your girls are so beautiful! What a wonderful experience to share with each other and how much more they treasure things when they have to earn them.

    July 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  7. So cool!!! What an incredible experience. Wish we could join you in the dance class.

    July 26, 2012 at 6:54 am

  8. Christine

    Oh how fun! So cute!

    Our little Number One loves to prance around the house saying, “Mom! Watch this! Point! Hop, hop hop!”. She loved watching your girls dance and having them show her a few moves. :)

    Miss you!

    July 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

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