Sunday, May 23, 2010

May in a Big Nutshell

5.22.10 11pm
I have been dying to write a new blog and just haven't been able to. I was determined tonight and in the 3 hours its taken to get me here, I have composed several different blogs in my head. This may be a huge jumble so brace.
First of all, thank you to everyone who commented! I love it! Yay! Thank you, thank you. Really.
I have missed so much! I thought that I would just open a word document and leave it sitting on the counter so that when something momentous happened I could whiz by and type it really quick and post it later. That didn't really work out. Typing one handed is a huge pet peeve of mine. Its sooo frustrating to labor over typing when you know you could type whatever it is in seconds if you had two free hands. The only things I managed to type were:

#1 "Who ripped this roly poly in half and put it on the kitchen counter?" I did ask that question out loud and Michael Jr./ Abe Lincoln /Yates said, "I did!!" Ewww, gross. He is completely honest ( just like his daddy) its funny.

#2 The kids are loving the garden!

So, I'll keep searching for a good solution to my blogging dilema. I would like to blog in bed at the end of the day, but guess what... Our bedroom has some sort of force field around it and the internet won't work in there. Of course.

Mother's Day weekend was big. We had all of the grandparents come to celebrate Mother's Day and Rex's baptism. The weekend was great. Rex had a little cold, but he did beautifully. We had Mother's Day brunch at Fearing's at the Ritz and it was very nice. S and Y acted like angels. The sad thing is that the pictures of the day are not so good. Yates was the only one that took good pictures, but if he was posing in a group, he would make a terrible face and ruin the entire photo for everyone else. Ahhh... We also managed to squeeze in a couple of birthday parties that weekend. It was buuuusy, but great!

Rex is a total angel. He had his 4 month check up last week. S and Y sat patiently in the chairs in the exam room and read books and played iphone games. Dr. Neely came and was surprised to see them in the room b/c they were being so quiet. He complimented them for being so nice and quiet. Back to Rex.
His stats were: Height - 26 1/2", 92% Weight - 16lbs 9oz, 80% Head Circumference - 42.5, 55%
He is an amazing little baby. He seems to think that I am only his Mommy. Its hard to explain, but he looks at me like I belong to him. He wakes up in the morning talking sooo loud with his deeep voice and he is just smiling away. We go into the kitchen and start getting breakfast/ coffee going. He'll just ride around on my hip or sit in his bumbo. When S and Y sit down to eat, he sits at the table facing them and watches them from his bumbo. When I get breakfast cleaned up and get Rex out of his bumbo, he makes this noise, like "Ohh-OO-there-you-are!" Again, impossible to explain, but its really cute. He is also so easy. Its like he knows when I need him to take a nap and he just does it! So fabulous!
before school - after school

The next huge event was the last day of school. I built it up and up and up and Stella and Yates were like, "Yeah, whatever." They didn't care at all. They weren't sad or anything. I was sad. I love their school and all of their teachers and I really think I'll miss them.
And finally, this week has been ballet recital week. What an ordeal. We've had 6 rehearsals and a dress rehearsal (in addition to regular classes). Hopefully we're ready. Stella's ballet school is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The founder, Mrs. Denise Brown has an amazing life story. The Dallas Morning News wrote a great story about her this December. You can read it here. Anyway, if you don't read it, Mrs. Brown's family is Jewish and suffered through the holocaust. I have always had an enormous draw to this period of history and a severe hatred of any and all Nazi's, past or present. I will never understand why humans would treat other humans so terribly. Anyway, Mrs. Brown is still involved with City Ballet and she and her daughter choreographed this year's ballet to tell the story of her life. There are beautiful movements from renowned ballets and wrenching ones depicting holocaust scenes. I have cried at every rehearsal and like I mentioned, we've had 6. The real recital is tomorrow at 5 and I can't wait to see the whole thing. Enough about that. Lets talk about Stella Jane. She got to wear full out stage makeup for the dress rehearsal on Friday. She couldn't believe how fabulous she looked. I told my mom, that if I were one of "those moms", I'd sign her up for a pageant tomorrow. She lit up and did look very pretty. Stella is a perfectionist and danced beautifully. She also got a compliment for being the quietest, most still and best behaved back stage! Yay! Nothing makes me happier!
Poor Yates has endured, not only a year of weekly ballet classes, but now all of these rehearsals. He has been very good and patient. He watches the dancers, asks lots of questions and does a little dancing of his own. Pretty cute. He examined the theatre and told me that he "didn't like this place b/c its ugly." And then he decided that he needed to climb to the ceiling to just be up there. You know all of the weird wood work and" decorative goo-gah plastered all over theatres? He just couldn't get past it. As we were leaving the last rehearsal, he managed to rip a chunk of tutu off of Stella's costume and then declare, "Look Mommy, a limo hummer, when I get big, I'm getting on the roof with daddy." That was one sentence. He is such a dude!

Two more things and then I'll stop.
Look at this picture below, they couldn't be more opposite:
Girl / Boy
Straight hair/ Curly Hair
Pink Pony Tank Top / Grey Bulldozer T-Shirt
Disney Princess Panties / Spider Man Underwear
Silver Glitter Flats / Camo Boots
Lastly, I want to be Cortney Novogratz. She is my new hero.


Kelly said...

Loved the update!! Such sweet babies.

And yes, Cortney Novogratz is totally amazing. What I wouldn't give to have one of those garage doors of windows that she has done in a photography studio! Maybe someday I will make enough money to have a studio and you can help me make it beautiful!!!!

Emily said...

Loved the post and loved all the pictures! I agree 100%...Rex is a TOTAL ANGEL!!! Can't wait to see pictues of the big recital!