Friday, March 5, 2010

Mary Poppins

This is a blog post that my Mom posted that I just copied :) Thanks Mom!

A couple years ago Alli & Kyle went to NY and saw Mary Poppins. It was Allis favorite of all time. When it came to Gammage, we got together with Kyles family and got a load of tickets.
Gotta love the group rate!

Before the show we met at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant for dinner. Chris and Kati were running late so they met us at Gammage, Derek had class so he met us after a couple of the acts.
Our waiter was awesome! The perfect Greek waiter, accent was perfect, and his name was! We gave him a hard time and he threw it back- especially with Steven, it was great! Steven asked what it meant when they break a plate- he said it was commemorating the dead- so a little while later Steve asked if he could break a plate- Nicco said sure, Steve asked if he would break one with him... And he did! It was great and we were all yelling "Opa!" They even lit something on fire during the breaking for us.
Then off to the play, which was also great! My favorite was the Supercalifragilistic song (its on Utube- go watch it!). The sets were amazing, so different from the movie- but very much like the book. Music was, love , loved it!

The dinner crowd- Brittany, Jolene (Happy Birthday!) Steven, Meghan
Bobby, Kathy, Alli, Kyle

Nicco the greek waiter, Steven
Kyle, Alli, Chris (yes he really was as excited as he looks), Kati

Jolene, Britt, Meghan, Steven
As I was taking this picture the "camera police" yelled at me and told me I wasn't allowed to take pictures. It was before the show started, and not nearly as disruptive as the ding-dong that took a picture of MP flying through the air during the show!

The crew :)
Bobby, Kathy, Derek, Britt, Steven, Meghan, Kyle, Alli, Jolene, Kati & Chris

Monday, March 1, 2010

Macy and Blankie sittin' in a tree...

My mom made Macy a flannel blanket that's white with pink and green polka dots on one side and a very cute pink flower print on the other and has an adorable soft crochet edge. It's so cute and was my favorite blanket from the second she gave it to Macy. Well it just so happens that it's Macy's favorite blanket now too. She takes it everywhere with her and it can get very dirty, very fast.

You always know she wants you to pick her up and you have been accepted when she hands you her blanket and then stands and stares at you. She was doing this to the people in the pew behind us at church yesterday and as she was handing this dirty-brown-supposed-to-be-white-blanket to them I was a little embarrassed that I had let her blanket get that dirty and decided it was definitely time to give it a good cleaning. The only problem about washing the blanket is that I can't do it at night because Macy sleeps with it, and I have to time it right during the day because she needs it for a nap.

I put it in the washer with an extra full scoop of oxi-clean and about 30 minutes later stuck it in the dryer. Macy started to get really fussy and I looked at the clock and realized it was nap time... uh oh! So I went and got it out of the dryer but it was still damp. Right as I putting it back in Macy walked in and saw her blankie. I put it back in, turned the dryer on, and scooped her up and tried to get her to play other games with me but she would have none of that. She kept walking into the laundry room crying and pointing to the dryer and trying to open it. I took it out and gave it to her and her life was good again. She took her nap today with a damp blanket. :)