Thursday, April 23, 2009

Five Brothers and a Million Sisters

Joe wrote a song for me!

Or - Joe McIntyre from New Kids on the Block wrote a song for all New Kids' fans. I think it's really cute and sweet.

Friday afternoon in Bostontown-
still know my way around.
Tryin' 'a find the rehearsal spot for
the reunion of the 'kids on the block.

Gonna rip it like we used to do.
Good to be back chillin' with the crew.
Don't know how its gonna be, but
last time we made history.

So tell ya mother and ya sistah too,
the New Kids are coming back for you.
And in my heart I knew you'd never forget,
but to see you again like this
makes me feel like I'll never be alone.

Wherever it is I'm goin' to, whatever I am
is because of you and I thank you. And I thank you.
5 BROTHERS AND A MILLION SISTERS-
didn't know how much I missed you.
Thank you. And I thank you.

All the way back and all the way up tonight.
Call it what you want, but I'll call it love tonight.
Some people said we couldn't do it again,
but the New Kids had the last word in the end.

See what happens when you follow your dreams?
See what happens when you just believe?
The whole world opens up her arms.
Everything is easy that used to be hard.

So tell ya mother that I lover her too
and don't you know we did it all for you, cuz
in my heart I knew you'd never forget,
but to see you again like this
makes me feel like I'll never be alone.

Wherever it is I'm goin' to, whatever I am
is because of you and I thank you. And I thank you.
5 BROTHERS AND A MILLION SISTERS-
didn't know how much I missed you.
Thank you. And I thank you.

Cuz you build me up. You make me high.
When I feel your love, I wanna fly.
No matter what we're goin' through
there ain't nothin' we can't do.

And I thank you.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Conversation in my house tonight

Max: Mommy, do you have to buy electricity?

Me: Yes, buddy.

A minute later....

Max: Thank you for buying electricity. I like it.

Corina: Yeah, I like it. Thank you.
Now I ask you, blog readers - have you ever heard of children so thoughtful and sweet that they thank their mother for electricity? I could cry. I love my kids .

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Corina's Quiz

Questions and answers by Corina.

1. What is your favourite colour?
Pink, because it’s a nice, light, bubbly colour, and because I like bubble gum.

2. What do you dream about?
When I’m daydreaming, I dream about if I could be Donnie’s daughter. He gives me presents and we watch movies together, and we have a whole bunch of fun.

3. Describe the coolest outfit.
A green dress with waves at the bottom, but they’re still green. There are lines on it that are light bubblegum pink, and then it has a whole bunch of strawberries and raspberries on it. For the shoes, green shoes with raspberries and strawberries on them.

4. Who was the first man to land a spaceship?
Bob Snider.

5. Who do you love the most in the world?
My mommy, because she always cuddles with me and she makes fun stuff with me.

6. Who do you love the most in the world not counting family?
Donnie and Joe, because they’re New Kids on the Block, and they’re cute, and they’re good at singing and dancing.

7. What is the best smell?
Freshly baked cookies and brownies.

8. What is the worst smell?
Toots.

9. If you could only eat one food, what would you choose?
And I would never die? Pickles!

10. Pick four words to describe your mom.
Funny, nice-smelling, pretty, best.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saskatoon New Kids on the Block Concert

Saturday was the NKOTB concert in Saskatoon, which is probably our last concert. They aren't coming anywhere near us for the summer tour, and I'm not about to drive 12 hours for a show. I know - I'm a bad fan.

Here we are just before the show started. We had great seats again. Yay! Corina looks incredibly sad, but I promise she was glad to be there.
The very scary Jabbawockeez opened the show. They are what nightmares are made of.
We were right up front for the B Stage for the first time. Security wasn't stopping people from running over there, so we did it. It was incredibly difficult because I had to hold Corina in my arms so she wouldn't get squished by the mob. She may not be huge, but she is 8 years old and heavy for a weakling like me. I had her on my hip, she wrapped her legs around me, and I tried to take a few pictures while getting pretty much molested by the crush of girls around us. Max says I squished him into someone else and it still hurts, but was worth it. It was so exciting! And look at this great picture of Donnie we got.
He was blowing kisses to Corina at the B Stage, so she says it was worth it too.
I love his smile in this one.
Max got a new Jabbawockeez shirt and Corina got a New Kids shirt. I got the track jacket, which I've been wanting forever but missed out on getting last time around.

As for that question some of you will be asking, the answer would be one of these, depending how you worded the question.
- Meh
- Not quite like November
- Not as much as expected
- I still love Donnie. I'm even wearing the shirt today.

Here is my video of the Click pose-off. They did it 3 times and it included fire. Also, Donnie speaks in a Canadian accent.



This is the very beginning of the show when they first come out and sing Call it What You Want, and the transition to MFG. It's kind of shaky. I was slightly excited.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birthday Present for Corina

Max and I bought Corina a High School Musical big girl bike last month and hid it in the basement. She knew her present was in the basement and she wasn't allowed down there, and we fed her lots of fake hints to throw her off. I "slipped" that she was going to love cuddling with it, for example. I'm so tricky.

The night before her birthday we brought her down to the basement and had her cover her ears and close her eyes while I brought out the cuddly present.

Yay! A bike! (Although I think I look a little more excited than she does. Or maybe I'm about to take a huge bite out of her.)
When I went upstairs to get the door, Corina pretended the bike was killing her and Max took pictures. They're quite a team.
This bike is way bigger than her old one, which was actually Max's old bike from when he turned 4. She did a great job riding it.
We had to give her the bike early because first thing in the morning on her birthday we left for the New Kids concert. I'll blog about that later. Or now. I haven't decided.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Collage of the Arts

Max's middle school put on a big play this week. They performed downtown at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Max isn't in drama, but his stage band opened for them each night.

He's in the back row beside the tall kid with the very white face. You can't really see him well, but he's there. His best friend Brenden is beside him, but he is completely behind the piano. Not the best set-up.





Most of those kids are in grade 8 and have been playing for a few years, but Max and Brenden are only in grade 6 and just started learning in September. We're very proud of them!

After the performance, we pretended Max was famous and we were insane fans. When he came out we chased him all over the place, taking his picture. That's because we're awesome.




We're his biggest fans!

Corina's Birthday Party

Corina had her birthday party on the weekend. She's turning 8 on Friday, which is insane because she was just in my uterus yesterday. Time flies.

My sweet girl chose to have a Food Bank birthday party. Her invitations had a list of all her favourite foods (olives, pickles, cereal, tuna, salmon, chicken noodle soup) and her friends brought those foods for her to donate to the food bank.

It was hilarious to see how excited everyone was while she opened groceries.

Here she is dropping the food off the next morning at the food bank. We really didn't keep it. I swear.
She's getting a High School Musical bike from Max and me for her birthday. It has been hiding in our basement for a few weeks now, and somehow we've managed to keep it a secret. I'm a pretty bad secret keeper, so I'm proud of that. I know she's going to LOVE it.

Happy Days

Yesterday Corina was finishing up her breakfast while I cleaned up the kitchen. I was busy at the sink, in my own little world, when Corina suddenly said the best thing ever. "Mommy...I like my life."

Made my day, that did. I'm so glad she feels that way. Maybe I'm doing something right!

On another note, or maybe kind of the same note, we're off to see Donnie in a couple of days. I like my life too.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

You want a mommy blog?

Here's your mommy blog!

Today was Max's big Robotics competition. For months he and his team have been building and programming their robots. I don't really understand anything they do or anything Max says about it, but I know it's super cool and I'm proud of him.
Here he is with his team and his great teacher. Love that guy.
Another fun thing that happened this week was Corina was in the Kiwanis Festival again. This time she sang with her choir. They performed three songs, and on one they got a mark of "superior". She's in the front row in the yellow shirt.
Here's the song.


Last night we went to a recital at the university. Corina's voice teacher was singing. It was over 2 hours of ladies singing in different languages. Corina loved every minute of it, as you can probably tell by her face.
Max, on the other hand, didn't love any minutes of it.

Tomorrow we're having Corina's birthday party. I bet there will be some cute pictures posted very soon.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ol' Trumpety Max

Max has music news! He and his best friend Mr Trumpet went to Kiwanis Music Festival twice last week. First he performed with his grade 6 band, where they got a mark of Superior. (That's a very good mark!)

The second performance was with the Jazz Band. That's for the grade 7 and 8 kids, but Max was invited to join because he's just that good. Unfortunately their music teacher was home with diarrhea that day and they had to have a stranger conduct for them, but even so, they scored an Excellent. Yay Max!

I couldn't go to either performance because they were during the day, and I'm a grown-up with a job. That part sucked.

Next week Max's jazz band is opening for a play at the Yates for 3 nights in a row.

I'm so glad he's into music finally. We tried violin for years and he never really loved it. We tried piano and he didn't care for that either. I'm glad we didn't give up on music, because he loves his trumpet. He talks about getting a part time job so he can buy more trumpets. That's just adorable.