Thursday, March 17, 2011

Issy's Feet

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

So, early this morning I had to drive Issy over to the high school so they could film her feet for the school live news show before she and the troupe went out to dance in the local elementary schools.

Yes. That's right. Film her feet. Such is the life of an Irish Dancer on St. Patrick's Day.

I thought it would be cool to post a quick video of her amazingly fast feet, so I had Cali film her feet while the cameraman was also filming her. Unfortunately, Cali kind of filmed the camera guy's backside most of the time. Actually, all of the time. Occasionally, you can see Issy's feet peeking out from behind the cameraman, and you could definitely hear her (for she was wearing her hard shoes), but I just couldn't post it. (The cameraman may or may not have had sagging pants.....)

So, you'll have to make do with a still shot of Issy's feet, taken by a nice gentleman from the Irish Pavillion at the World's Fair in Shanghai last June.

A mom knows her kid's feet anywhere.

Except here. A mom isn't sure which kids' feet are her kids' feet here.

What's a show at the Irish Pavilion at the World's Fair in Shanghai without a few mid-air Cotton-Eyed Joe heel clicks?

With that, I'll leave you to continue enjoying your day!


P.S. If you are wondering which girls are mine in the photo, they are the tall ones with dark hair.
Yeah, I know. Impossible to tell!


Kelly Polark said...

That's so cool!! Very talented children you have! (that sounded a little like Yoda, but the thought is sincere!)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Dang! I sure want to see your daughters dance. I love these stills and will have to make do with imagination.
Hope you had a wonderful day.

Sherrie Petersen said...

How fun! (And thank you for not sharing Mr. Saggy Pants!) A bunch of guys in kilts with bagpipes went strolling down State Street in Santa Barbara yesterday while we were having dinner but I didn't get to see any Irish dancers. Hope you had a good St. Patty's :)

Elana Johnson said...

What a cool thing! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day.

Lydia Kang said...

So cool! You must be very proud. The photos are so dynamic, though they are not videos.

Happy (late) St. Paddy's day!

Anita said...

Oh my gosh, that's so cool! I'm sure you could pick out your kids' feet w/out their shoes on...or maybe only mine have distinctive toes???

storyqueen said...

Kelly-Yoda speak is always welcome here. (Or perhaps I should say, "Welcome here Yoda speak is.")

Tricia-I'll send you a link to something on youtube sometime...but they are too long to post on the blog. Not for the faint of heart!

Sherrie-Um, may or may not have been a bit inappropriate.

Elana-It was awesomesauce, as one of my favorite writers says.

Lydia-I am a proud mom. And that Irish guy took some great photos.

Anita-their toes are pretty awful looking (most dancers probably are.) Also, I can usually pick them out because their feet are so HUGE! (Thanks for stopping by the old blog!)

Carla said...

I just have to say...THAT'S AWESOME! When I first saw you were posting about feet I was curious, but when I saw the pictures I was amazed. It really is cool!

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Catherine Denton said...

What a photo shot! That's amazing.

Sarah Allen said...

Ooh, looks like a blast! Great photos.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)