Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend Whirlwind

First- does anyone know how to delete a single comment? If so- email me!

This weekend was jam-packed. I am exhausted! Friday night was nice enough to grill and eat outside, but Saturday was rainy, chilly and nowhere near the promised 70 degrees. which was a shame because we had tickets to a Sox game- Miss D's very first.

We still had a great time. It was Father/Daughter day and Husband had signed us all up to receive a free t-shirt and to walk in a parade on the field. We got there nice and early so as to be sure to get in the parade. It was so cool to be down on the diamond! Miss D had a ball giving the parade wave to the people in the stands- quite a few waved back. We were sitting in the outfield so it was a little hard to see what was going on. But Miss D managed to stay for the whole game with very little issues. (Other than constant begging for cotton candy which we told her she could have in the 4th inning- yeesh!) It was much better than the hockey game we took her to back in March. It seems odd because hockey is a much more exciting game to watch than baseball, but i think what kept her going was all the fun stuff to do in the stands. Dancing between innings, yelling "Charge!" (etc.), Husband was teaching her things to shout at the opposing team ("Sit down you bum!"), doing the wave. Eating hot dogs, french fries, cotton candy and peanuts. We got rained on several times but it never rained for long.

On the way home I split off from the rest of the family and headed to the theater for the Belly Dance show. It was one of the nicest spaces I've ever seen a belly dance show in, but my feelings were mixed about the evening. On the one hand, I felt like I did a good job as MC/announcer. It was a neat experience to do something like that and something maybe to consider for the future. I got a number of compliments on my "sexy voice" (!!!). I was on headset backstage, so I was somewhat defacto backstage help as well, which came in handy for a couple of technical snaffus, and I felt I was helpful to the show. The bad thing was that the visibility back stage was nill- So I really couldn't see anything. A big bummer- as that's mainly the reason I was there! :(

Sunday morning Miss D played with her Grandfather and then we all headed out to catch UP in 3-D. Soooooooooo good! And well worth seeing in 3D, it's just so well done and not obtrusive to the story of the film at all. I totally cried like 3 times. I am such a sap. My favorite thing was the portrayal of the dogs in the film. Will Pixar ever mess up? I hope not!

In the afternoon I actually got a nap and then Sunday night husband and I went out on a date to Chalkboard. We get out so rarely that it always takes the first half of the evening to remember what to do when there's just the two of us, and by the time we have relaxed it is time to go home. Very nice anyway.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You had to go pretty far south to get the 75 degrees on Saturday. We visited Dan's mom in Manhattan (near New Lenox) and it was warm. I worked up a sweat at the driving range! We saw UP on Sunday and yes, I cried and I rarely cry at movies. Particularly watching the fast-forward of Carl's and Ellie's life. So very sad! But, a great movie - well-worth seeing. Lisa

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

You should be able to delete a comment by clicking on your entry title, which will show your entry and the comments below it. There should be a garbage can next to each comment.

My trip onto the field was rained out in May! Good for you though! Sounds like fun. Amazing that Miss D was so good during a much slower paced event WITH rain. Fantastic for you!

stef said...

thanks Joe!

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Oh and I think my favorite characters in the movie are going to be the dogs too....at least from the previews. Seeing it at IMAX could be cool. It looks really good.

Zola Jones by Jason Loper said...

I totally teared up at the beginning of UP, the story of Carl and Ellie's life. Great movie although I found the 3D a bit lacking.

kevin said...

How was Chalkboard? It's in the neighborhood and I walk by it all the time going to the Jewel, but have never eaten there.

stef said...

Kevin- I liked it, husband was ambivalent. Nice ambiance, nice people. Menu is limited.

Styling with Renee Michelle said...

What a nice weekend! It brightened my day just to hear what enjoyable things you've done in the last three days.

Dad said...

What a fabulous sounding weekend with all kinds of great stuff. I loved the Y at baseball story...and a date! How good is that. You got great Il's

alexis said...

what a lovely weekend. Tho I admit I thought you meant at first you were going to the UP, and I thought, "what a long drive for a day trip!". Gues that film isn't out here yet.