Headstart Powwow 2010
This dancing is serious business.
Jenna & Azia are experienced Headstart Powwowers. And in half of my pictures they look as if they're sharing one giant shawl since Jenna was using Maysa's (which I made out of some of the same material as Azia's) and her and Azia seemed to be dancing a few feet away from each other the whole afternoon.
Azia had nice tightly braided hair thanks to Yaya. Well until she ripped it all out and looked crazy after about an hour--an hour seems to be about the upper limit for Azia having anything in her hair. She really likes the idea of looking all fancy...for about 12 minutes. But at least she looked a little less wild when she was dancing than she did at the Mission School Powwow a few weeks ago.
Zoran was also really sweet and gave Azia his brand new moccasins he got from Headstart. He never even wore them once, but she didn't have any that fit and he has a couple other pair (the boy doesn't grow) so he told her she could have him. His temper is such a noticeable personality trait I too often forget how really kind he is most of the time, especially to Azia. (Even when they constantly wrestle & throw each other around the house, most of the time I seem to be the only one really bothered. )
Aiden's cool little shamrock moccasins. (I know that's not how he spells his name anymore, but I don't remember the new spelling...that old spelling is close enough to let you know who I'm talking about.) I think Michael said Jody made them for him. He also informed me that he was pretty sure Aiden wanted me to make him a kilt before his first Headstart Powwow. (Because everyone knows how far in advance I start projects....)
I'm pretty sure Aiden's going to decide to identify with his Italian heritage. People are way too excited about the red-headed little Irish boy.
(And yes this is a pretty lame photo...it's nearly impossible to take a picture of little feet right next to you with a giant telephoto lens.)