Sunday, February 27, 2011

The magic of the Theatre

Friday night my mom took us to see Cinderella at the local high school. The girls were so excited! They wanted to wear there princess dresses from their cousins wedding and their fancy shoes and necklaces from their birthday party. Even though the show started at their bed time they did great.

I think my favorite part was listening to the words come out of their mouth.

Pretending that Daddy is Prince Charming
"Prince Charming, will you come home with me after the ball?"

Prince Charming

Cinderella- when she came out in her gown Coppelia touches her chest and says "like me"
because they where wearing the same dress.

The Fairy Godmother - They LOVED her dress! The lights bounced off it and the whole room sparkled like a disco ball.

Step sister

step sister

step sister and Godmother (the where sisters) and we weren't the only people photographing my children with the characters... they had followers.

Step sister

Child Cinderella

The Queen

The mice

Where they really wanted to be... ON STAGE!

The girls could not have been given any more attention by the cast they were in Heaven! When they saw Cinderella leave backstage to the dressing rooms they were so upset. I had to explain to them that it was late even past their bedtime and that Cinderella had to go home and rest her voice and body because she had a show tomorrow night.

That got Estee talking. She is my quite one. But she went at it none stop. "Tomorrow?!!! Daddy take me tomorrow, I so excited!" She had the whole date with Daddy planed her head. But we only went the one night, they needed to sleep and they had already met everyone.

Some of my favorite quotes from my little peanut gallery...

During Act I
Estee, "Rella (as she calls her)needs to go to the ball"

When the Stepmother rips Cinderella's dress
Coppelia, "She ripped her dress, she ripped it!" She was so upset she did not want to meet or get her picture with the stepmother.

When the carriage appears
Coppelia, "Thats pretty nice"

When Prince Charming and Cinderella kiss
Coppelia, "WOW" she then stands up on her chair and starts clapping.

Coppelia also was dancing in front of her seat at the end and was trying to take a bow when Cinderella took hers.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Coppelia's quest for Jesus

You will see me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart. Jeremiah 29:13

When this sweet little girl was about 15 months old she was sitting in her high chair eating lunch. She looked up at the ceiling and just started giggling.

Mommy: "Coppie what are you laughing at?"
Coppelia: "God."

and then continued to laugh at the ceiling.

The thing about this is that I always say Jesus... Jesus loves you, Jesus made you, Thank you Jesus for our food.... So for her to say God was pretty big.

Then a few months back she was sitting on her bed and Estee asked to listen to music to fall asleep to. So I put on my worship music and Coppelia lifts her arms into the air and closes her eyes.

Mommy: "Coppelia what are you doing?"
Coppelia: "praising Jesus."

Now for those of you who don't know me I very much love God! But I'm not sure were she learned to do this. I'm teach Sunday school so I'm always with her in the class room and when I'm worshiping, I'm dancing!

This week after Sunday school I was cleaning the classroom and I told her it was time to go home.

Coppelia: "But I haven't seen Jesus yet."

Then as we were playing in the snow this week...

Coppelia: "Mommy I see Jesus!"
Mommy: "Where?"
Coppelia: "Over there!" and points (there is houses and cars all covered in snow)
Mommy: "Where? I don't see him"
Coppelia: "Over there!" pointing again its clean she is pointing at someones yard and its just a big yard of white. She starts marching over there. But I've got Estee wanting to go inside and I don't want her trespassing in someone's yard so I say
"no, we can't go over there"

This is one of those moments I regret I should have let her take me by the hand and let her walk me to the neighbors yard.

Have you ever seen the movie "Wide Awake"? one of my favorites. If you haven't you should.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Toddlers and Tiaras

Yup... I think the title of this post sounds about right.

Formerly "Scrambled Eggs"