Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Christmas lights hung? Check.
Christmas tree decorated? Check.
Christmas CD's in car / "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" in the DVD player / Ava singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from beginning to end? Check, check, and check.
Christmas lights at the temple adequately viewed and appreciated? Check.
Christmas shopping completed? Check, baby. CHECK.
Let the Christmas-ing begin. Kim Tait is feeling gooooooooood.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
But hey...why not try something new, right? And I actually gained a real appreciation for how prolific that band is (was?), and the artistic nature of the music they wrote. And, I got to spend a fun evening with David and some friends in the meantime.
But, I started to realize as soon as I entered Dodge Theatre that I simply did not belong among that band's demographic. I, Kim Tait, stood out like a wide-eyed, blonde little sore thumb.
Maybe I would have felt more at home if any of the following statements were true:
1. I own (and wear regularly) tie-dyed clothing.
2. I have long, curly/frizzy salt and pepper gray hair.
3. I am in my mid to late 40's.
4. I am male.
5. I enjoy the occasional doobie...
6. I can passionately sing every word to every song from "The Dark Side of the Moon" to "The Wall" (I learned both of those album names last night thankyouverymuch)
7. I am not a young mid-twenties little blonde girl wearing my bangles and ballet flats who couldn't name one Pink Floyd song if her life depended on it.
It was pretty entertaining at one point to just take a look around during the concert at all of those mid-40's, graying men, wearing their tie-dyed shirts from college and reliving the glory days. Closing their eyes. Swaying to the music. Rockin' out when the music got intense.
And then there was me.
Well, the next time I see some scrubby older man wearing a tie-dyed shirt, looking bewlidered at a Sarah McLachlan concert...I just might have to give him a reassuring pat on the shoulder, as if to say, "I've been there, my friend. I've been there."
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Now that I have kids, I love Halloween! Playing dress up and loads of candy...how could you not love that?!
Here's a recap of the Halloween extravaganza...
Last weekend, we went to Boo at the Zoo. We didn't want to ruin the Ava's real costume just yet, so we made use of her fairy princess costume from last year. Her friend Payton made a super cute Ariel, and Ella looks like one tired chick. Poor Ella was being dragged to the zoo during her morning naptime...but did she complain? Nope. She just kind of hung out in the stroller for a while, then drifted to sleep.
Then, Thursday night was Trunk-or Treat, and our baby chick was reborn!
Friday morning we went to Mother Nature's Farm with Ava and Ella's cousins, Kate and Jake.
This is the pumpkin of Ava's choice...
....plus a few decorations. :)
The kids loved seeing all the animals...especially the pigs.
...and Ella was there for moral support, if they needed it.
Finally, Halloween night came! After a fun little neighborhood cookout, we made our way out to do some major trick-or-treating! We decided to give Ella a break from the chick costume, and she hung out at our house with my mom to pass out candy. But Ava was rearing to go, and here she is..... as Cinderella!