Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A busy night, and a busy week to come

The Tors came into town last night. For those of you who don't know, "The Tor's" are my wife's parents. I would spell their names but I would spell them wrong and that would get me in trouble.

So anyway, the Tors are here. Tor was disappointed that he didn't have ample time to spend with the computer when he first arrived. I told him there is nothing wrong with it. He didn't believe me. He wanted to sleep in the basement but changed his mind when I suggested the computer was his mistress.

Got home from work and went to Isabella's first grade singing show at the school with the Tors and Drew. It was only 2 degrees or something yesterday, walking on ice, good times.

To say this was the most politically correct school show I have ever seen is an understatement. No Christmas songs, no songs about playing with a draddle. Just a bunch of folk songs and Raffi covers - although Down by the Bay is one of my favorites. Bella rocked. Regardless, it felt more like a blue grass festival than a school performance in December. Give me some Silent Night, Jingle Bells, I'd even encourage songs from other religions, Kwanza, Festivus.

Meanwhile, Caroline was at a dress rehearsal for her upcoming performance as a mouse in the Nutcracker on Saturday, hence part of the reason the Tors are here. We will also have the Wolf's coming into town on Friday. The Wolf's are Daina's sister's family affectionately named after Uncle Wolfgang. Life is never dull.

Caroline came home with her face painted in all its mousy glory. She was pretty proud of herself. I'll post a picture on Saturday night after the big performance. (Insert pun about not letting the mouse out of the bag)

If you are interested in seeing Caroline perform, we'd love to have you join us. Caroline will be performing at the Hoyt Sherman Place, 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 13. Tickets are available at the box office or on TIcketmaster. Man, ticketmaster? Cool!

You can all say you knew her when....


Garity said...

Don't even get me started about the whole Christmas show thing. I'm with you, lets have some Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, and Christmas songs but don't get rid of all of it. Ha! Festivus...yea, throw some of their songs in too!

RamaHanuKwanzMas to You!

pete said...

thank-god we live here in the dade county georgia bible thumpin belt, all we get is good old fashioned christmas music.

Josh Fleming said...

Merry Christmas to you both!

linda said...

"Many children have advent wreaths in their homes"
Josh Fleming
Age 4