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Friday, May 1, 2009

Five on a Friday: Catching Up is so Hard to Do

It's been a busy week, catching up from last week's vacation and conference, preparing for family and friends to come over tomorrow to celebrate Middle One's First Communion, writing a newsletter for The Husband's clients, and getting PB wrapped up tight. I'm running a thousand miles a minute today, but wanted to share my gratitude for some of the fun things this week.

1. I found a beautiful First Communion dress for Middle One yesterday. Whew! Down to the wire. She didn't fit into Eldest's white dress or shoes as I had hoped, so the hunt started a few weeks ago to no avail. All the agony was worth the smile on her face--she looks incredible.

2. Middle One and Eldest still give me hugs when I drop them off at school. I've heard warnings from parents not to expect public displays of affection for much longer and I cling on to every moment, not ready to let go. Thankfully, they're not ready either.

3. While I was away for the weekend, the kids and their friends borrowed the Flip and made movies. Hysterical, hysterical stuff. 

4. After two years, I've finally come up with blog monikers for my children. Going forward, Eldest will be Spy Girl. Middle One is Ninja Girl. And Youngest is Princess Rock Star. Now I have to figure out what to call The Husband. Jon Bon Jovi is taken. Sigh. So...Nicolas Cage? Colin Firth? Harrison Ford? Hugh Jackman? Hmm....Suggestions?

5. I saw this cool video over at Miss Erin's and had to share it here. It's fascinating how the artist, Jon Schmidt, combined two songs that seem different, yet merged common rhythmic elements and underlying notes, and created a whole new idea. You've got to love how this guy thinks.

6. I'm going to add one more thing since I figured it might be helpful to some of you. One of the presentations I went to at the conference was called "Everything You Wanted to Know About Agents...But Were Afraid to Ask." As you can imagine, the room was packed. Kate Messner was one of the panelists and here are some tips.

Have a great weekend!


PJ Hoover said...

So many wonderful things to be happy for! Mine's First Communion is this weekend, too, and he looks like a little heart throb in the suit I got him. So darling!

Vivian said...

Many blessings to your son, PJ! Enjoy your weekend.

Nowheymama said...

Hip [insert husband's career here] Papa

Sarah Rettger said...

Spy Girl was part of my e-mail address once upon a time. Spygirl@innocent.com, I think.

As for your husband... I'm partial to Jimmy Smits, but Hugh Jackman is all over the place right now.

Priya said...

That song is just awesome.

Vivian said...

Just tried out your idea.

Glad to see another Spy Girl in the mix. Mine is into the Harriet the Spy antics, and she loved the Spy Girl name when I tested it out on her. And Jimmy Smits--yes, he is quite something. See. There are too many choices out there.

Glad you liked it!

Calliope said...

I'm so behind on things too! I love the new names and bet your daughter will have a wonderful weekend.

Beth Kephart said...

For the right price Anna might give up Jon Bon Jovi....

beth said...

Oh, I'm so glad that she found a dress. First Communion is a big deal--and the most vivid detail I remember from mine is how special I felt in the new dress!! :)

Vivian said...

Thanks, Calliope!

I don't know. Jon Bon Jovi would be a tough one to let go.

The dress. I know Middle One feels special in it so that makes me happy.