The Golden Meatball

I try to take the boys to at least one live stage show a year.  Encouraging an interest in the arts is so important to raising a well-rounded child.  That’s why we do all sorts of extra curricular things from visiting art shows, to watching dance performances/bands, to homemade art projects, to visiting the theater.

This year I decided to take the boys to see Curious George Live.  Because the show was on a Friday night, J got to go too!  The story of The Golden Meatball was brought to life right before our very eyes.  Wildman and Cutie Pie LOVED it!  J was pleasantly surprised that he enjoyed it too 🙂

The acting was over-the-top and corny as you would expect at a kids show.  The music was quite catchy.  It made for a fun evening out.  Although The Man in the Yellow Hat’s pants were distractingly high-waisted…

My favorite part of the show was The Golden Meatball Girls (not sure if that is what their name was but it fits…)  Aren’t the spaghetti plate costumes incredible?!  My gears are turning for a possible Halloween costume…

A certain son of mine spotted a special treat as soon as we entered the UCF Arena.

So, there may have been some blue cotton candy purchased somewhere along the way as well…


Last Week of School

As the school year draws to a close, I’m taking advantage of my brief, kid-free moments to enjoy some things that would be too difficult with two active boys in tow.  This was me on Monday morning at my favorite salon.  The best pedicures in town are done by Christine.  She’s meticulous and takes the time to do it right.  Christine also cut my shaggy bangs.  I’m trying to grow the rest of my hair out a bit but the bangs were driving me bonkers.  They kept falling into my eyes.

I didn’t have much time for fun errands on Wednesday due to last minute party preparations for Mrs. H’s surprise party in Wildman’s class.  But I did manage to pick up some amazing high heels that I will wear for our Girls Night Out to see Sex and the City 2.  I told Steph that she can’t go without me.  The movie is released when we’re in DC so we’re planning a fun night out for when I return.  I don’t have a photo of the shoes but I will take one soon and post it.  They’re too great not to share 🙂

Friday is it for the 2009-2010 school year!  As trite as it sounds, I cannot believe how quickly it has flown.  My oldest will be off to Kindergarten in August.  We’ve got to make the most of our short summer break before he makes the big leap.  Bring on the pool, play dates and water parks!

I Am Thankful

“Mom, I love you because you are my friend.”

This kind of statement makes me melt. *sigh* Wildman has that wonderful childhood innocence that is so precious. He wears his heart on his sleeve. If I could hold on to this time with him forever, I would. From time to time I get a little panicky knowing that his sweet, free-spirited, preschool days are numbered. He’s going to go to big boy school and grow away from me. He’s going to give me that ambivalent look and roll his eyes at me. I can see it coming and it makes me sad.

For right now, J and I are the center of his universe. And there’s no place that I’d rather be. I’m blessed to be able to stay at home with him. To celebrate the little victories of teaching him to write his name. To kiss the boo-boos better. To play tag in the backyard with reckless abandon. To help him work out and express his emotions when he gets his feelings hurt. Yes, our days are numbered. I’ll always be there for him, of course. But things will change and he’ll be less inclined to say “I love you” or “Come play with me, Mom”. He won’t want me to take him to the park at the drop of a hat. And he won’t want to help me cook dinner.

I don’t know why I’m being so melancholy today. I guess I just want to capture how happy I am that I have this little person in my life. He makes me appreciate every day. I notice more things when I’m with him. Like the moon and birds and pretty sea shells. I am thankful.