Last week was 50's show week and we were all in a perpertual state of exhaustion. This week we're doing a little recovering before we get hit hard again Thursday through Saturday. Be sure to come out to one of our last 3 performances if you haven't made it already. It's a wonderful time for a great cause. I promise you'll leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
I feel like I've been less than a great mom this week because I've been running my little ones ragged. Eli loves the show and begs to go with me so we frequently end up with all four of us along for the ride. Sometimes, though, Eli can't quite hang with the late nights and lack of sleep and we end up with a very tired and cranky boy. Ava is still small enough that she'll nap if she gets tired enough even with all the loud music and commotion around her. When Eli gets to a very bad place, he and Brian have been going home for bedtime while Ava stayed with me. Occasionally, this has backfired though because when Ava gets up from a 2 hour nap at 9pm she's ready to go again until well after midnight.
What Eli doesn't like about the Fifties show is my dress. This year I'm wearing a huge poofy pink dress which for some reason freaks him out (like screaming and hiding his head in the floor kinda freaked out!). I think the last couple of times he's gotten a little more okay with me wearing it, but he still won't really touch me if I'm in it. Ava, on the other hand, loves the pink poofy dress. She thinks it is great fun to play with the ruffles and crawl around on it when I sit in the floor with her.
When it is at last time to go home, I think both kiddos are usually ready. Eli always says "Bye Mu-sic. Bye Fif-ty Show"! I think he's going to be really sad in another week when ther isn't any more Fifties Show to go to.
ere are a few pictures of the kids from last week. Amongst all the chaos and trying to get everywhere on time and with everything we needed, I just didn't get a lot of good pictures. I'm hopeful to do better this week, but probably won't do a lot better.
|Daddy dressed me to go to see Mommie in the 50's show!|
|Ava loves to chase Levi at practice.|
|Happy to have Mommy hold her for a minute.|
|Ready to go to the Fifties Show. Didn't Daddy to a great job of getting me dressed?|