Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
On Sunday evening we braved a rainy, dark ride down to the "taco ballerina" (Taco Bell Arena) in order to see Disney on Ice. Allegra and Ian dressed up to the hilt, but Hero confined it to a Walt Disney World hoodie, because apparently she's to old to dress up for random occasions LOL. We were late because traffic and parking was a mess, but we were not the only ones, so the show actually got a delayed start and everything worked out just fine. The kids were enchanted with the show and enjoyed the whole spectacle. Colin, surprisingly, did watch the ice for the first 30 minutes. After that it was a game of "try to keep Colin from being disruptive", which James and I are old hands at. The best part of the show was that they did an It's a Small World sketch - the music immediately brings us to our wonderful trips to Disneyland and Disney World because it's the kids' favorite ride. I got sentimental and teary-eyed, but I did not cry LOL. I know the pictures aren't the best, but it's really hard to get good pictures of swiftly moving objects from nosebleed seats with a toddler grabbing at your camera every chance he gets and people standing up and walking around throughout a performance LOL.
Posted by The Merry Band of Fife at 3:51 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
I've determined to be a more active poster, and I think I've suceeded so far (well, in quantity at least, if not in quality LOL). First of all, I had to share some belly pics. I can truly say there's nothing like a 5th child to make you truly balloon out at a downright alarming rate. These pictures were from last Friday - I was 12 weeks 1 day. I've only gained 1 pound so far, so I'm not sure what's going on in there LOL. The first picture is a better photo, but the angle makes me look much bigger in the second, so I had to include that one.
Okay, on to the promised Ramblings portion of today's posts. We live in a world designed for people who are not short. As a 5'1" woman I've grown accustomed to the fact that counters are too high, pants are too long, and God forbid I need something from a top rack in a store. Most of the time I'm okay with this, but I think it's time to start penalizing tall people for being, well, tall. I'm so tired of sitting behind really tall people at events and having to do the back and forth head swivel so that I can see what is going on. Just like there's been talk about charging morbidly obese people for two seats, I think they should make anyone over 6ft buy the seat directly behind them so that I don't get shafted anymore. What is prompting this vitriol, you ask? Well last night we all enjoyed Disney on Ice but most of my pictures didn't turn out since I couldn't see a freakin' thing due to the giant in front of me (hey, I get called munchkin often, so I don't think giant constitutes hate speech). Okay, okay, I'm kidding (kind of), but I know that anyone who is short or has sat behind someone really tall at an expensive venue totally knows what I mean. And for some more ramblings, I made cookies this morning. I don't have much time for housewifey things anymore between the kids, activities, and work, but it made me happy to squeeze it in (and Ian loves the cookies, which is no small feat). Ooh, and I almost forgot, I bought Harry Connick Jr's (love 'im) new Christmas album. I have the first and love it and when I saw the new one in Costco I couldn't resist. It's already playing in the car, which is pathetic in a way, but oh well, when you're 30 it doesn't matter what people think of you, right?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
And, as a side note, congratulations President-elect Barack Obama! What beautiful and moving speeches both fine public servants, Obama and McCain, gave last night. Go America!!