Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beauty & the Beast

This summer we put Ella in dance class for the first time. Her best preschool friend, Leah, was in her class with her. She absolutely loved it! It was so much fun to watch her. I am not sure if she enjoyed the dancing or the wall to wall mirrors more :)

Her teacher Miss Laurie was the choreographer of a community theater production of "Beauty and the Beast." Last night I took Ethan and Ella to a tea with the cast and the show. It was such a great time. Ella insisted to wear her Belle dress up. I considered protesting for a second, then thought this was the most appropriate occasion to wear it out in public if
there ever was one! Belle came by and got her picture taken with the girls (and Ethan) and talked with them over PB & J and Apple Juice. When Belle asked Ethan if she could take her picture with him, he got so shy. He wouldn't look at her directly and just grinned and grinned. She may be his first crush!

I was really impressed at how well they behaved in the show. I wrongly assumed that since it was a children's group that it would be about an hour. Oh no. It was the full length Broadway show. Complete with the 5 extra songs that weren't in the Disney movie. By the second act (and past 9 pm) Leah's mom and I were rolling our eyes when they sang something we weren't familiar with. But the kids were unfazed by the late hour, storms rolling outside, sore bottoms, and at times off key singing to extra songs. Sometimes I want to stop time and make them quit growing up. But I am completely excited about them getting to an age when we can do fun things like this. It is fun to watch things through them. The absolute amazement, awe and excitement that shined in their eyes as they watched the cast sing and dance. Maybe instead of just loving to watch Broadway shows like their mama, one of them will actually be in one some day! Or at least get season tickets and take me with them.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Fun

So my last post had snow and now Beach trip! To say that I have been bad about keeping up the blog is an understatement. In fact, the only person that may even read this is Mimi and Nana and that may be in a month. But here it goes....

At the end of May we went to the beach for a family vacation. We went to Rosemary Beach (between Panama City Beach and Destin, FL) We had planned to just stay for 4 days. We thought there was no way that just Eric and I could handle the Greer kids in a beach setting on our own. Turns out we did ok, so we stayed all week! The kids had a fantastic time
and keep asking when we are going back to our beach house :) Here are a few pictures of our trip.

Matthew taking a little ride on the luggage cart at the hotel pit stop mid way. We had that baby loaded DOWN!

To Ella, going to the beach or pool is all about the snacks!

Daddy and the boys. Ella would run close to the surf, then scream like a mad woman running when it would wash up. The girl has some lungs. I am sure the other people on the beach were
glad we weren't there for more than a couple of hours at a time.

Ethan throwing the shells back in the water. Maybe BP should hire him for clean up crew now!