Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hope of America!

Jenny participated in the Hope of America show again this year! It's one of my favorite things to go to. Since the beginning of the school year, Jenny has been going to show choir early in the morning before school starts, two days a week, to learn new songs and singing techniques. Then the morning of May 6, 2009, they joined up with over 35 schools across the county to perform songs for us in the Hope of America show. Every student knows the actions and words to every song and they dress in different t-shirt colors and sit in specific seats so that they display the American Flag. It is amazing!
The show is such an amazing production and I was proud of Jenny for choosing to be a part of it this year. Grandma Z came and sat by me and we soaked in as much as we could. With tears in our eyes, we heard songs about freedoms to V.O.T.E, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., the military, Declaration of Independence, and "This is America" which is always my favorite. On this song, the entire crowd is invited to participate in the actions and WOW. . . it's amazing.
Thank you Grandma for coming to see Jenny perform in the concert again this year. We can always count on Grandma to bring a little something to nibble on like, chocolate covered cinnamon bears (that melted last year because we were literally in the nose bleed section of the seats), M&Ms and licorice. YUM! We even got to go for an ice cream treat this year to "Spoon Me" after the show. As usual, Jenny savored every last bite!

Jenny has some of the cutest friends. We are so grateful for each one of them.
Here are a few of them . . . Meg, Bailey, Jessica . . . We love you!
Thank you for being so wonderful!

Shawn's 1st Summer Buzz!

Well, it's that time of year again for the boys to get a buzz. Shawn's old enough to get one this year, but we were a little hesitant about the whole thing. His head has always been a little misshapen, and we were worried that having "no hair" would emphasize this fact. But after thinking it through, we decided that this year, when he's only two years old, would be the best time to give it a shot. We could then decide if we ever wanted to do it again. So off to the bar stools outside, in the sunshine and breeze where the hair would easily blow away, we started with a "before shot" for memory sake.

And away it went!

It didn't take long for the tears to flow. I've always had a knack for drawing tears when it comes to hair cuts. It's a good thing I don't cut hair professionally.

After many distractions like dancing from Katy, singing from Mom, and jokes from Dad, it was done and man is he handsome.
Katy couldn't wait to pose with her brother's new look.

It's so fun to bring the boys in right after a new hair cut and let them see the results. There's nothing like their first reaction in the mirror. Shawn was pretty excited about his new cut. And it looks so good, we're sure to do it again and again. Everyone we see asks if they can feel it. Shawn promptly tells them "yes" and then says, "a buzz".