Eden had her dance recital yesterday and she did awesome.
Hers was a little Cinderella dance called A Dream Is A Wish.
All of my crazy dance mom-ness and making her practice every day paid off. She did her whole dance but refused to smile.
She told me she wants to quit dance because she doesn't like wearing her hair up. Fat chance little one!
Dance recitals always make me a little sad because it should be both my girls up on that stage. I just tell Eden she needs to dance for her sister. Peanut loved listening to the music and we discovered that she loves Hip Hop. It was a great recital and I love watching Eden dance. It reminded me of all the recitals my parents sat through (or slept through in my dad's case). They must have endured about 20 years of dance between me and my sisters.
Have I said I live in the greatest neighborhood in the world?
Because I DO!
We have a great group of friends here, although everyone is great.
Some of the girls in the neighborhood decided that we needed a girls' weekend.
I found a fantastic deal on a beautiful 2 bedroom villa in Park City.
We left the kids with our husbands and headed off for some girl time.
The first night we walked Main Street and ate Thai food.
Then we went back to the hotel for some chick flicks and junk food.
The next day was full of shopping at the outlets.
We found these crazy shoes in a store we were much too old to be shopping in. Mandy was far more skilled at walking in them.
Mandy said she felt like they had a heel. Mandy is a liar. I could barely stand in them much less walk. Then we went back to the hotel and chatted and then it was off to the spa.
Sadly, Melanie went home that night. We missed her.
I wish I had the picture from the pool of Nichole in the waterfall and flipping her hair. It was epic but I couldn't get Mandy's phone unlocked in time to get a picture.
Then I took a shower in the crazy steam shower where I felt like I was drowning in hot water. After that it was time to play beauty parlor.
Yep, no matter how old you get, you get a bunch of girls together and they will start doing each other's hair.
Ya, we know we're sexy!
Dance party time!
Girls, They Want To Have Fun! There was talk of going to a club but we didn't know how that would look with a bunch of Mormon moms, one caring a newborn.
The next morning was a fabulous brunch at Stein Eriksen Lodge.
It was a fantastic weekend!
Thanks ladies for all the laughs, although next time I am instituting a no cell phone rule.
Darryl handled the kids wonderfully. I only got one text that said "Eden has an ear ache and Georgia just had a blow out. But I handled it." When I got home Eden had an ear infection and was really sick and so was Darryl but Darryl wanted me to enjoy my weekend so he dealt with all of it. He knew I needed a little break. And I did. I even slept. Thank you Ambien!
I hope we can definitely make this a tradition. It was so much fun!
I believe in miracles because I live them every day. I am the mom of twin little girls, a situation I never thought I'd be in. One of my daughters, Georgia, is a child with special needs (she has Hydrocephalus), a situation I never wanted to be in. But she is a living breathing miracle, who was never supposed to live, so I'm happy to be in this situation rather than the alternative. She is a fighter who loves to cuddle. My other daughter, Eden, is full of joy. She is sassy and crazy and she makes me laugh every day. I am blessed with a loving husband, Darryl who puts up with all of my crazy. I used to be an attorney (criminal defense and corporate) but now my focus has changed. I used to negotiate multi-million dollar contracts and now I talk about poop all day. Sometimes I think I'm clever but since the twins were born I'm happy just not to be drooling on myself most days. Welcome to Wagnermania, its one crazy rollercoaster ride.
Friends and family members should not take offense by any of Emilee's random musings, as it should be remembered that she lacks a filter of what is appropriate to say and what should be kept to herself.