Monday, September 28, 2009

Cloudy with a chance of ...Disney on Ice?

Friday night was girls/boys night out at the Biglane house. Ali and I received free tickets in the BancorpSouth suite to go see, "Disney on Ice." And not to be outdone, Derick and Beau went to see the new movie, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."
Ali loved Disney on Ice. We got to see the actual cars from "Cars," and we saw Ariel- the Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Tinkerbell. Ali enjoyed Ariel the most. She loved the music and danced back and forth. She wanted to dress up for the performance so she dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. (She stayed in costume for the entire 2-hour event.)
Derick and Beau enjoyed the movie. Derick said it was "pretty cute." Beau said it was in 3-D and kind of cool! He loved all the large pancakes, meatballs, etc. that fell from the sky. Sounds cool, but I agree with Ali, I'd rather be a princess any night!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Make it a Movie Night

Every Thursday night is "movie night," at our house. We do everything early at our house; eat early, take baths early, etc. Then we settle in on the couches with lots of blankets and pillows for our family movie. We take turns picking (Ali kind of limits what we watch these days as she is now "scared of everything. Scared of the "wolf" in Sword in the Stone, scared of Tae Lung in Kung Fu Panda, etc.) We watched "The Jetson's" movie the other night. (Wow....not really exciting. Seriously, Tiffany from 80's fame had the soundtrack in the film....and that was probably the highlight.) But the kids enjoyed it anyway. Here they are....still with wet hair all ready for movie night.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Asleep on the Job?

I started back to work earlier this month. Today, I needed to come to the office for a little while and so Ali came with me after getting out of preschool for the day. She brought and ate a packed lunch. Then while I worked, she slept on the the little couch in my office. She has been snoozing for a solid hour and a half! Wow! They say all good "leaders" take naps or siestas.......

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Girl's Weekend in Oxford

This blog really is mostly about the kids, but I have to take a moment and share something fun I got to do. This past weekend, me and 9 other Phi Mu sorority sisters took a Girl's Weekend trip to Oxford. We had the best time getting to visit, relive "old times" and share new things happening in our lives. Most of us don't live close and rarely see each other except the occasional football game weekend. So this was a wonderful treat getting to actually spend time together. We went out to dinner on Friday night, hung out at a bar (I loved the little guy at the door who actually carded me), and made a trip over to the Phi Mu house at 2:00 in the morning. (And yes, the door man actually let us inside to look around our old "home away from home.") On Saturday, we shopped on the Square, had drinks at old hangouts and had a fantastic dinner at a new place on the Square called Lenora's. The food was fantastic and the company even better. We closed out the night with a trip to Burgundy Room before making a run through McDonald's to satisfy late-night cravings. We do all know that we are getting "old." Hanging out till 3:45 am is much harder on the body than it used to be. But it was just so much fun getting to visit. These girls are a special group! We were in and at each other's weddings. We share in the birth of each other's babies, exchange Christmas Cards, and live for the chance to get to see each other in person and visit. And ...we all share a deep and undying devotion to Oxford and Ole Miss! I can't wait for next year!

"Dance with a Blind Mouse"

This week has been full of things the kids are doing as the school year is underway. We had dress up day at school, dance classes started and soccer practice has begun. On Friday, Beau had to dress as a Nursery Rhyme Character. He chose to be one of the "Three Blind Mice." Check out the cool cat in our interpretration complete with Southern Proper sunglasses, a chopped tail and the number "3" pinned to our shirt! (Beau is acting like a mouse nibbling on some cheese.) Ali has started a dance class where she takes tap, ballet and gymnastics. She really likes the tapping part (likes all the noise her shoes make as she does heel/toe, heel/toe.) And she likes the gymnastics part (jumping through a doughnut, walking a balance beam, and hanging like a monkey.) She isn't as keen on the ballet part just yet, however by the looks in this picture she is limber enough. She thinks she looks like "Angelina Ballerina." Oh, and Beau has started soccer practice. This is by far his favorite sport right now. He says he and his team the "Jaguars" are ready "to dominate"!