Monday, December 27, 2010

celebrating all days

As I put the girls to bed Christmas night, I said, "It was a really nice Christmas, wasn't it, girls?" They both said sleepily, "Yeah."

Nina added, "Happy Mother's Day, Mom."

Frow up

All Auddie wanted for Christmas was an Easy Bake (and a Pillow Pet). As she stirred the mixture to her first dessert for the non-oven, she said with a serious face, "Kinda looks like frow (throw) up, but a bit different."

Who wants a plate of goodies from our house?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

3 kids, 2 parents, 1 cat, and an elf in a tree

Michael and I have watched 3 variety shows (by the girls) since we've all been home together this week.

The first show was the Grace Show. Her sisters were her minions, which they don't mind being if they like their assignments. Nina was the announcer. "'re gonna have a show in five and half of a minute." Audrey was in charge of props, lighting and music. Speaking of music, Michael and I briefly thanked God for CDs rather than tapes because there is a lot of starting and stopping during these performances. If the girls had to rewind, it'd take all night.

During Grace's dance number, we saw two costume changes. We often saw only the back of her, however, because she was watching herself dance in the reflection on the TV.

The second and their shows were tonight. Grace was in charge of choreography, music and overall directing. When I entered the theater (our office), there was a curtain (pink blanket) draped over my desk, with Audrey & Nina hidden underneath.

Grace fired up the music via YouTube (we were impressed)--a semi-peaceful, then violent rendition of a song I hear every year in the Nutcracker. Audrey and Nina not-so-gracefully crawl out from underneath the desk and present themselves in dramatic poses. Audrey has a small smile, Nina is dead serious. They're each in dress-up ballet-like outfits with headpieces with long streamers. There's a lot of twirling and Nina falls twice. Each time, however, she pops back up as if nothing happened (as Grace laughs uncontrollably while she also tries to direct). The show ended with an embrace by the ballerinas.

The final show was a play, of sorts. Grace gave a monologue at the beginning. There was a fairy (Audrey) who met a doll (Nina), and the fairy turned the doll into a person. It was moving.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Auddie the Angel

Auddie was an adorable angel in today's Christmas program at Christ the King. But before the play began, she did a reading during mass. Tough to see her above the big podium.

When I asked her later if she was nervous, she said, "Yeah, but I was proud of myself."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a few little funnies

Audrey gets in the car after school and I ask, "Where are your gloves?" She stammers, "Um...somewhere." Nina pipes up with, "Tell the truth Audrey. You lost them."


We're in the Starbucks drive thru and Nina's getting impatient. She says, "Duuuuuude...moooove..." to the car in front of us.


At the bank drive thru (catching a theme here of drive thrus?), no one is at the window, so I wait patiently. Nina rolls down her window and starts saying loudly, "Hu-llo. Hu-llooooo."


Nina: "Mom, can I use your spy cam?"
Me: "I have a cell phone with a camera, but not a spy cam. Where did you hear that, anyway?"
Nina: Phineas and Ferb.