Saturday, September 20, 2008

september twenty :: NKOTB

I'm pooped. It was a super long day today. I was up at 4 am to feed Mack. He's been getting up at 4 am lately. Not fun. It's been about half a week of 4 am wake-ups. But he'll go to bed around 9-9:30pm and sleep til 4. If you wake him up around midnight to feed, he still wakes up at 4 am. So I might as well let him sleep. Not point in waking him up to prolong the sleep if it's not prolonging it. You know?

Then at 8 am we left the house and went to swimming lessons. Mack's swimming lesson was from 8:30 am until 9 am and then Sean's lesson was from 9 am until 9:30 am. Mack was a really good boy during class, didn't cry once, not even when he was emerged fully under water. It was a good start! Sean was a pro at kicking during class, and blew bubbles for the first time! It was a great two classes. As expected, class was really loud as there were about 5 classes going on at the same time (unfortunately) and even with the teacher screaming out what we were doing, it was at times hard to hear her. I was warned about the weekend class, but I didn't have a choice this time around, as I wanted to get Sean and Mack in back to back lessons so that Jamie could help me out with our child that was not in the water with me at the time.

After swimming lessons it was nap time for everyone. We all just pretty much came home, ate breakfast and crashed. It was much needed.

This afternoon was also a lazy day around our home. Much needed though. Because this evening I went with my sister & her boyfriend's sister Melanie to the New Kids on the Block concert! Natasha Bedingfield opened, and she was awesome. I took video footage which will take a while to upload, so come check back in a day or so for those. My dad recently got me the Natasha Bedingfield album, so I actually knew who she was! I really love her music/style. Here are some photos from this evening:

Amy & I at the concert.

Full house.

Jordan Knight has ALWAYS been my fave NKOTB (runner up is Joey McIntyre!)

My fave part of the evening was their HABS Jerseys!
These boys from Boston know how to dress - let me tell you!

Yes, there was knitting at the concert before it started, and during intermission. It was too dark during the concert to actually knit - but that's okay, I was concentrated on the boys! It was a great night out, took forever to get out of the parking lot to leave afterwards, and I'm glad I went. I went to their last concert in Montreal which was August 4, 1990. It was my first concert ever. Tonight, I felt like I was 9 years old again.

I gave in and bought the Swedish Fish Mitten pattern. I already picked out the colors I plan on making it - and I just need to wind cakes and get organized. They are just delicious mittens. However, I think before I cast on, I must finish my projects with a deadline.... but I'm drooling over those mittens. They are just awesome.


Nell said...

I saw NKOTB when I was 10 or 12 at the Ionia Free Fair in Michigan. I'm really, really tempted to go see them again. Glad you had a good time!

Bea said...

I like the new look! I don't remember NKOTB at all. I wasn't very into music as a kid. Still not for that matter.

Jennifer said...

so jealous that you went to the do you like the new music and how much of the old stuff did they play? crazy that they are performing together again!

ps.. can't wait to see the mittens and the colors you chose!

Shelley said...

Sounds like the concert was fabulous! I never saw them in concert, but liked their music.

Can't wait to see your fish mittens! They are going to look fabulous!! Are you going to make them for the boys, for for yourself, or both? That would be cool - matching mittens.

Amelah said...

Like the new look
was shocked, did not realize you were changing it lol
Had fun at the concert tonight :)
yummy boys!!!

Fall Swap Partner said...

Oh you beat me to it! I was going to buy the pattern this morning :)

Jen said...

OMG so jealous of you!!!! I think I was 11 when I saw them at the Breslin Center in Michigan at MSU.

twinsetellen said...

What a hoot. but now I feel really old, as my daughters enjoyed NKOTB in their youth!

Tara said...

Wow, I used to love NKOTB, especially Joey. Since he was the youngest, I felt he was the one I had the better chance of landing. LOL!

What yarn are you using for the mittens?

Jenny said...

OMG, I am so jealous! I am such a NKOTB fan (Joey was my guy!) and it is so cool that you got to go. Their concert here in Connecticut is sold out :-(

g-girl said...

so did they sing all their old stuff? lol. I just saw that jennifer asked the same thing! sold out crowd??? insane. they must've known that their old fans would still be around!