Mr. D is so brainwashed. He volunteered for this session, because he knows play time at my house often involves me plucking a shirt from my boys closet, making him change, and taking pictures. D reminded me that he turned seven recently, and told me he was available between wii games. Don’t have to ask me twice! Happy 7th Birthday.
Archive for July, 2010
It started with the neighbor boys and You Tube. They introduced Big B to Weird Al’s videos and songs via computer. Big B continued to explore Weird Al Yankovic’s parodies on his own, and added a few songs to his iPod library. He found them hilarious and began singing along to ”I Lost on Jeopardy” and “Eat It.” Although at age 9, he could not possibly appreciate how absolutely blasphemous the “Eat It” video was in 1984 when Michael Jackson reigned supreme and I was his age.
Big B has been asking to attend his first concert for some time. I jokingly told him that if Weird Al ever came to Tulsa, the answer would be yes — mostly avoidance from attending Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, or Justin Bieber. Little did I know, Weird Al still produced albums and toured regularly. My knowledge of his musical contributions started in 1984 (“Eat It”) and ended in 1985 (with the “Like a Surgeon” parody of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”). Ironically, two days later we were driving in the car and heard the radio advertisement for Weird Al tickets. The rest is history.
Two tickets purchased, one husband in Chicago for meetings, and suddently I was at a Weird Al concert. Big B was ecstatic with his very first concert T-shirt. I was surprised to enjoy myself, probably because most of the content was a total surprise. Lots of costume changes, pop culture references, and TV clips and funnies. Who knew Weird Al’s Kurt Cobain impression would come complete with Teen Spirit cheerleaders? Overall, a great first tour experience for my little man!
These are my Oklahoma cowboy friends, and it’s birthday time again for “Woody.” This now six-year old cowboy has ropes, boots, buckles and a horse. He also has impeccable manners and southern charm like the Toy Story character. ”Jessie,” his lil’ sis, provides the sass and spunk. Love them both!
A sneak peek:
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Every summer, my sister and I trade kids for a few days to allow for more cousin time while school is out. This week, my nieces and nephew visited T-Town. We have bowled and mini-golfed, had movie and dance parties, and created lots of crafts. So many memories were made, and that sure beats the exhaustion I’m feeling right about now!
Have a peek at the cousins:
And the whole gang (ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10), in a disastrous photo shoot full of whining, bug bites, and bunny ears every two seconds:
My niece has been in Tulsa less than 24 hours. In that time, Little L has chased me with prop flowers, walked around the house with a purple parasol, modeled 14 different hair bows, and asked if she could sit on the posing benches. I took the <not so subtle> hints and got out the camera. She loves to pose and feel pretty. Here she is in all her 5 year old glory!