This is their second class. Sledge has never taken this form of dance before. In fact the only dance she has taken has been associated with her cheer leading squad. Jackie, the instructor (Fabian's gorgeous wife), is doing a great job in teaching them. Truly, Fred Astaire Studio rocks.
Sledge and a dance partner
Does anyone remember Pinky Leigh? Well, that was exactly what came to mind when I saw Zinnia's sis Vi at the studio.
She did it. True. She is younger. I don't think I could pull it off. But then again, look at Cyndi Lauper. She did. Bama would so kill me. Vi looks great!
After the class Princess Warrior and I took the kids to La Fiesta for lunch. Really, that place is the best Mexican to me. I love their rice. Zinnia said that she can make better. I took her to her remark, and she is supposed to send me the recipe. I will post when I get it. I have always wanted to know how to make authentic Mexican/Spanish rice. I have played with it and come up a failure each time. I thought maybe it was my bloodline. Zinnia has the bloodline-and the secret. Or so she claims......Hmmmm?
After lunch I dropped into Dr. Denny's Orthodontics office. I saw her recently at the Buck Creek Festival. Apparently we entered a into a contest at her booth. I have no recollection-but then again I cannot remember my grocery list. I know we stopped by and both Sledge and Smooth had their bites evaluated (save your money Big Daddy!). I think if you had that done you were entered. I told the receptionist at her office that we had gotten a voice mail saying that we had won something. And just guess what it is......Crest Whitestrips Professional Whitening System. I have been begging Big Daddy to get this for me for some occasion. To which he says, "You don't need it. That's a waste of money. Everything is a waste of money to him though. I was so happy that we won.
Actually I had bought another over the counter kit in the past. It was the one that the strip dissolve in your mouth. And while they seem to work ok, I hate to feel as though I am foaming at the mouth like a rabid animal. And that is exactly how I feel when I use them. Last night I did my first treatment with this kit and no excessive salivation. These were through away strips. I kept them in 30 minutes. I took a close up before whitening pic so in a month or so I will take an after and post the comparison. Lookie here, we have our own little Good Housekeeping study. How fun! Be certain, I will give you the results and pros and cons.
When I got home I also found out that I won a new magazine from Casa de Jules. It's called Life:Beautiful. It's a contemporary Christian lifestyle publication that showcases cooking, decorating, parenting stories, and much more. Ms. Jules said that it's " a remarkable piece of work. I haven't seen anything like it." I cannot wait to pour through the pages. I love a good magazine. And how about one that can give me such a wealth of inspiration on so many levels! Cool.
(Photo by Ms. Jules)
A bit of a tear today. Bama went in to have his senior picture for the yearbook taken. Tell me, where did the years go? I am going to do a little portrait thing with him and a few of his friends very soon. Also Corey and Erin Nolen are going to do a few of him individually for his senior pics. He was miffed at me for not doing them myself. But if Corey and Erin tell him what to do he will do it, where if I took them I would get unwanted feedback. I trust Corey and Erin too. They are so creative in their portraits. I have recommended them for a handfull of weddings in the past 6 months and ALL of the portraits have all come out phenomenal. (I do not do weddings. To much of a hassle.) I want them to do my family portraits.
Well, it is time I dance my way onto some other blogs for some reading with real content....Enjoyed chatting.