Sunday, June 06, 2010



Today I went to see Totem (Cirque du Soliel) with my mother & grandmother. I took my mom for mother’s day. The show was excellent. The only thing that was a problem was the smelly lady sitting next to me. I had to switch seats with my grandmother and sit on the end (we had an aisle 3 seats). It wasn't even perfume. It was like soap she washed herself with or a lotion she put on or the shampoo she washed her hair with - something. Made me soooooooooooooo sick that I didn't enjoy sitting there for the entire first half of the show. (As well, this lady (who seemed to be a grandmother there with her daughter or daughter-in-law and her 2 grandkids), pulled out a little teddy bear, and started making it dance to the music, as well, she was petting it as if it were a real pet). If you have the chance to go see Totem, I recommend it. It seems to be playing in Montreal until July 11th, 2010.

This afternoon while I was out, Sean & Mack went with my sister, to her niece’s 5th birthday party. (Birthday girl is wearing black sweater). Sean & Mack are sitting on the floor in this group shot. They had a good time, and I got to put together a gift for a girl!


I made her a bead kit, personalized with her name on it.


And I filled it with beads & findings. Oh what fun! (I heard her mommy likes to bead too!) What 5 year old girl doesn’t like to bead? I know when I was 5, I used to love that kind of stuff. Beading, friendship bracelets, you know, girly stuff! I hope she likes it!

I tried washing Sean’s soccer jersey then drying it to shrink it. No such luck. I’ll have to hem the bottom of the jersey inside to “tuck” it under. Grrr. It looks like a dress on him.

Tonight after dinner at my parents house, we watched the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers, and now I’m zonked, so I’m going to head to bed. Sean has his last swimming lesson in the morning for this current session, so we don’t want to be late!

ps- Just a reminder that I'm throwing a contest for this entire month! Details are here. First set of prizes are being given out on Tuesday!


kate-the-enabler said...

I bet Sierra was enchanted with her kit (must be nice to be out of the 'beads-are-a-choking-hazard' stage...).
Glad Sean's enjoying soccer - I wish Aidan were enjoying it more - he does well in warmup, but loses focus rapidly in the game itself. I'm not really certain he's having any fun. We'll see.

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I saw my first Cirque du Soliel show last winter, and I was astounded by the performance and the music! I hope The Totem comes to London!

And I think beads are the perfect gift for a 5-year old girl. Oh the necklaces and bracelets that child will have!! :)

Amelah said...

Thanks again for the gift! She loved it and I told them I better be called up when they bead LOL!

That sucks about the smelly girl! Too bad it made it not enjoyable for you!

Sarah B. said...

Great idea for the beading kit! I'll have to keep that one in mind for future girly presents.

Bea said...

Totem so far is not coming anywhere near me. Sorry about the jersey. I just thought they were supposed to be that big because all the boys here have them that size. I remember Jessi's boys in huge oversized jerseys when they started (actually still for the oldest boy whose small...)

g-girl said...

what a super gift for a little girl! i'm sure she loved it. sorry about the bad smelling woman and the annoying one. :P

Tara said...

A most excellent girly present! I should do something like that for Émilie, she's going to be turning 6 soon!