Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Look

Since I never seem to post anything business related on the blog, it's undergone a facelift. It's pretty much just my family anyway, so I thought I'd make it more my style.

It seemed cold and sterile before.....Now, it makes me feel all warm and fuzy inside thinking about the upcoming season.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music!

2 years ago we took RJ (3yr) and Heidi (1 yr) to see Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Coloring Book in Indianapolis. RJ loved it so much that I said we'd take Heidi back when she was the same age.
When I noticed that Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music was coming to Indianapolis, I was super excited!

We headed towards Indy yesterday about 3:30, allowing 2.5 hours to get to the theatre which would have been plenty of time.

WOULD have been. It would have been if there hadn't been an accident 2 miles east of Brazil. If that accident hadn't gnarled traffic for 12+ hours. The accident backed traffic up on the other side of Terre Haute at one point. Crazy!

I consider us fortunate. After sitting in stopped traffic for 30 minutes, we were able to drive on the shoulder (thanks Rick!) to the Brazil exit and then take Rt 42, through Poland (you're not missing anything here!) and then back North to Interstate 70 at the Putnamville exit. Then of course, we drove 85 all the way to the theatre. We only missed about 15 minutes of the show. I seriously didn't think we'd see any of it. Traffic was completely stopped and this was almost 12 hours later as the accident had occured at 7a.m. (I googled it and read all the details....nobody died, it was more of a hazmat issue)

Of course the show was wonderful, just like last time. The kids shared a seat so they could both have the perfect view, which I thought was really cute. They even held hands through most of the show.

Heidi screamed, "Bye Elmo, I love you!" as we were leaving and RJ got so excited when he saw the Count. 2 years ago, everytime he'd see the Count, he'd yell, "Count, it's me RJ!". This year, he screamed...."Mommy, it's the Count! It's the Count! Heidi, do you see the Count? COUNT!"

All the songs and dances were great! RJ and Heidi both came home with a new t-shirt, but no toys, which Rick was pleased with. I had them bring the little stuffed animals we bought 2 years ago so we didn't have to buy them again. Sure enough, they were selling them. RJ and Heidi didn't mind. They walked right past the stands, and didn't need anything because they already had theirs.

RJ said his favorite part was the confetti being blown out over the audience at the end, but then decided the whole thing was his favorite.

Heidi's favorite part was Zoe, and Elmo, and the Count, and Telly Monster, and the Honker, and Oscar the Grouch, and, and, and. :) Heidi really enjoyed herself.

Rick's favorite part was that there was a bar 30 feet from us since we were in the "Royalty" seating. He was able to enjoy a nice glass of scotch. Scotch and Sesame Street....nice.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

School Work

I haven't shared any drawings lately, but as I was sorting through the pile of arts and crafts, deciding which ones to keep, I noteiced how much better the kid's handwriting papers are getting.

RJ tries very hard to write well. Heidi.....well, Heidi is 3. She does OKAY. But she was so excited the day that she came home and they had done H's. H's are her speciality! And if anyone didn't know...RJ's real name is Richard, which is why he was writing that over and over again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rick and Rodney invade Ohio

Rick is in Dayton, Ohio for a few days.....he left this morning.

I got this email a few minutes ago.......

fyi, we're at our hotel.......
worked out well. my room has a spare
bedroom for Rodney. He is
sooo excited to have his own room. :)

The best part about this, is I didn't even ask him to take pictures of Rodney this time. He just remembered. I'm pretty excited to see what else they do in the next couple days!




The kids took a nap at the studio today. When they woke up, I told them they could blow bubbles out the front door. (that worked out perfectly because I was still able to edit at my desk).

We can't wait for the nice weather to set in for good........


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Egg Fun

Tonight was Easter Egg Night.

We have never colored eggs before as a family. We would have probably started when RJ was 3 and could actually help, but at that point Heidi was 1 and we figured somehow someone would have tried drinking the water.

So this was our first egg coloring experience. The kids loved it!
I was pleased with how smoothly it went and we have pretty eggs too.

Everyone has already eaten 1 egg (and I've caught both kids sneaking back for another one), and I have a feeling that they probably won't make it til Sunday. Looks like we'll be carrying on the tradition of hunting plastic eggs.