Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bit O'Braggin

The Baxter side of my family is very creative and talented. For decades at my Grandma's Christmas party my Aunts and Cousins have displayed their amazing abilities at singing and dancing. My sister, brother and I have never had anything to share at these occasions.

Until this last Christmas.

My oldest son, Cole, too was blessed with a lack of entertaining abilities. This past Christmas he wanted to perform his Poi. This is a Polynesian dance done with lighted balls on the ends of strings that the dancer twirls around his head and body. I had never seen Cole do this and I was VERY scared to have him do this in front of the family. Things had to be dark so we waited until after we had eaten dinner and Santa had come....then...we turned the lights off, turned on the techno music and Cole did his thing.

May I take just a moment to relive...

After he was done the whole place erupted in applause. Mine was loudest. I couldn't believe that this was someone who I had given birth to. It was completely cool and totally amazing.

For my birthday Cole brought out his fire balls and we all went into the backyard so he could light them and give us an amazing show. At the end of the performance there was much cheering and only a few scorched hairs. (His of course!) I tried to record this but I couldn't figure it out. So here are some still shots of his Poi Fire Dance.



He now is performing and getting paid. Next year he will do the Poi Fire Dance at the Christmas Party. I can hardly wait!

12 comments:

Liz said...

I'm so dang impressed....where did he learn this cool talent. I would love to see it. Maybe he can do it at our ward christmas party. It's GOT to be better than what they are planning.

Adiel said...

Way cool! :)

Kristin said...

Fabulous! I would love to see this

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

Very vool pictures!!!!

Tonya said...

Very Cool!

McEwens said...

That is SO exciting!!! Cant wait to see the video! (you are going to take on at Christmas right?)

Kim said...

I bet you're very proud! How fabulous!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

wow!! that's really cool.... I'd be bustin' some Mama buttons!

Ronnica said...

Who wouldn't want to play with fire?

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day yesterday!

Rebekah said...

i totally lost your e-mail so could you just e-mail me? bekahc81@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Wow, those are some really neat pictures!

Live.Love.Eat said...

WOW!!!!