The Pontow Family Blog

The Pontow Family Blog

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What's next...

This weekend was the end of the kids indoor soccer league. So, now they take a break for a few weeks and rest up for the outdoor league that they will start later in the month. We are looking forward to getting to be outside to play soccer. Meg made a couple goals thru the indoor league which was very exciting for her. This picture is after she made one of her goals. If only you could see how excited she is in person. It is so neat to watch!
Jack continued to shine in soccer. He has a couple trademark moves with soccer. First, he always has his tongue sticking out when he is kicking or running. It is the funniest thing. And then he has a killer kick. He has taken some kids down with it. He doesn't know his own power that is for sure. I love watching him play because it makes me think about the fact that my grandpa Jim, came to the USA to play soccer from Scotland. And you just wonder if he is watching down on Jack and running along side him give him that extra power to kick hard. :) Makes us feel good that it is something that he is very passionate about.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The joys of Irish Dancing....

It has been quite a week in our house. Little Meggan has been dancing her toes off for all sorts of people!! It has been a truly amazing experience for her. She can sometimes be a little shy, but to see her get up on high school theatre stage and dance for all of those people. She has the biggest smile on her face when she is dancing and makes me so happy for her. And she is really getting the 1st step down pat. She also got to perform for her class at school.

The down side of the dancing is the wig really itches her little head. And then there is the hustle and bustle of running around from show to show. But, it is coming to an end next week. This weekend she and I will be in the New "Dublin" London parade and then next week she has 1 last performance. The older girls of Trinity truly have taken these young river dancers under their wings and shown them the way. It makes you feel good to watch.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Busy bees are we....

What a weekend! It was filled with a Jack/Meg's soccer game, Ally's 3rd birthday party with family and Jack's 1st piano recital. At times I think we have the kids in too much, but it is days like today when we got to watch Jack play the piano for his class, his grandparents and his siblings that it is all worth it. The smile on his face after playing his solo was so great to see. Even though we fight when we have to practice. :)

Soccer was great too. Meggan scored her very 1st goal. And it was such a riot to see. The smile that she had on her face after doing it was incredible. I don't think you could have done anything to get it off of her face.

And of course Ally had such a great birthday. She was so excited to celebrate with her cousins and the rest of the family. She was quite the princess. We had a nice dress for her to wear for the party but within minutes of cousins arriving she was in dress up clothes. I think she would live in them if she could. We are thankful for our family and there generosity and all the laughter they brought us at the party!

And things are not slowing down in our house. Meg will be real busy with Irish Dance performances this week. She will perform at: 1) Couple of schools, 2) Auxiliary Club in Beaver Creek, 3) New London (Dublin) High School and 4) finish off the week with the New London parade on Saturday afternoon. Be on the look out for pics from these fun events!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tornado Ally is 3!!!!

Today marks Ally's 3rd birthday in this amazing world we live. And what a year it has been with our tornado Ally. I am trying to remember when we started calling her Tornado Ally. I think it was around when she started walking. She really has taken this name seriously.

What are some of her favorite things to do?? Hmmm let's see taking marker and drawing on her arms and legs, taking ink stamps and stamping her entire body, jumping off of anything she can, glitter glue on anything she can get it on and the scream. Ugh the scream that gives me migraines. I always find it interesting when people tell me how cute and sweet she is. My response is usually something along the lines of trying living with her for a week and then let's see if you still think that of her.

Don't get me wrong we love Ally! She brings excitement (if you want to call it that) to our house. But, seriously when is it going to end. Maybe when she starts school in the fall things will change. It will be a welcomed change to send her off to school. I don't think there will be any tears on that day. HA! We look forward (I think) to everything little Miss Ally throws our way in this next year!! :)

Monday, March 1, 2010


It is hard to believe that just 6 months ago Meg started taking Irish dance and here we are just 17 days until the "BIG" holiday and she is gearing up for 8 different performances over the next 2 1/2 weeks. She will perform at some nursing homes, grade schools and the VFW halls. She will even get to march in a parade in New London (or at this time of year they call themselves New Dublin). :)

I am ever so proud of my sweet, Meggan. She has taken to the Trinity family quite well. She has such a big smile on her face when she is doing her jig step and it reminds me so much of when I was taking Irish Dance as a young girl. Below is a picture of me competing at feis in June 1981. Good times. And now I will get to do the same things with Meg that my mom did with me.