Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Lion King

Our little family had the opportunity to go see "The Lion King."

I didn't tell the kidlets what was going on, they just new that we were going somewhere that they had to dress nice. I even parked in the parking garage without them figuring it out!

It wasn't until we rounded the corner and Piper saw the Marquee that it clicked.

It was a matinee so we met Aaron out there.

We had fantastic seats! Center section on the floor about half-way back.

The kidlets were excited...SO excited.

The opening number set the mood.
Watching Piper and Teague watch the show brought tears to my eyes...literally...When Teague leaned over to Aaron and said, "I think this is going to be the best show I've ever seen!" I knew it was going to be a day to remember.

I'm SO glad that we were able to see it as a family. It was not my favorite show, but costumes, lights, sound and set were amazing and so were the actors...that would be a hard show to do.

Even though it wasn't my favorite show, it will always be one of my favorite memories with my family.

1. My family
2. Making Memories
3. The Lion King
4. NewSpace Entertainment

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Grocery Store

Growing up, every Saturday afternoon I went to the Grocery Store with my mom. It's just what I did! She didn't ask me if I wanted to go, I just did. The only time I didn't go was if I had other plans, like the skating rink (we would still usually go, only before I went Roller Skating), or spending the day at a friends house, or a date, or if I lived somewhere else.

Yes, I said 'a date.'

Yes, I said 'if I lived somewhere else.'

I went Grocery shopping at Dicks Market (sometimes Albertson's) every Saturday with my mom up until I got married.

No, I'm not kidding.

I thought that this is what girls did with their moms...

Looking back, I realize this is not necessarily the case. I realize now, that I was the only High School girl at Dick's Market with her mom on a Saturday afternoon.

So, when I ask Piper if she wants to go to the store with me and she says no, I can't quite figure it out!

My mom didn't ask me if I wanted to go, she would say, "Are you ready to go?" or, "Before we go to Dicks, I need to pick up..."

Piper, will say, "Mom, shopping just isn't my thing!"

That makes me wonder...Is grocery shopping my thing? I mean, I've been doing it FOREVER!

And my answer is NO WAY!!

I dread it!
I put it off for as long as possible!
I HATE going when I have my kidlets with me!
I DO NOT go every Saturday...not even close!

Is all of the Grocery Shopping Hate due to the fact that I went FAR TOO MUCH as a child? What do you think?

1. Memories of Grocery Shopping with Mom
2. Dicks Market (especially the Bakery)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Is he okay?

One day back in May when I went into Teague's classroom to pick him up
(I was at the school directing a play for the fourth graders, but Teague didn't know - I didn't want him to walk out back and wait for me when I was right there)

The substitute teacher asked me,

"Is he okay?"

To that I responded,

"Oh no! What happened?"

"He's just so small! He's so much shorter than everyone else! Is he drinking his milk?"

"He is fine. His being short has nothing to do with whether or not he is drinking his milk. He's growing fine. His doctor is not concerned and neither am I. AND, it doesn't bother him! He has the personality to make up for it."

More recently, in July, I was sitting on the bleachers watching both kidlets play hockey, when one of the moms (that I've known for awhile) turned to me and said,

" Teague EVER going to grow?"

"Actually, he is growing. Just in the last four months he has grown about 2 inches."
"He just looks so little out there on the ice compared to everyone else! Has his doctor run any tests?"


Actually, since he is growing just fine and he is 'on' the charts, he isn't worried and neither am I! Besides, it doesn't bother Teague at all, so why should it bother me?"

Honestly people!! Look at him! Yes, he is short. But, there is obviously NOTHING wrong with him. He is proportionate and coordinated and everything else that leads to the conclusion of *normal.*

I DO NOT want Teague's height to become an issue. As of yet, it has not been. So please help me by NOT MAKING IT ONE!

1. Teague's Personality
2. That there is nothing wrong with him