Sometimes, I get the urge to write about a particular memory or period of time - and I know that I have photos to share with you. But, sometimes I can't seem to locate them in time to get the blog written and out of my system! And, other times, it seems, I stumble across more of Kimmy's hidden cache's throughout our house, that, incidentally, has no basement and no true attic...none the less, Kimmy found ways to improvise!
The above photo is my favorite of Aut and Lexy from dance.
Here's a shot of Autumn, who found the highly polished wooden surface of the stage just a bit too slippery for the dance moves she was executing. A sympathetic Mr. Frank assists her. Lexy is to the left of the stage being held hostage! I was so glad to have found these photos, well, actually, Autumn found them while cleaning her room!
Today, the bambini talked me into taking them to Mass at St. Pius - Autumn wore a dress. I can't remember the last time she would. But, last week at Kim's Mass, Lexy and Breanna both wore dresses and I think Autumn was impressed. Kim so loved her to wear dresses. So, I surprised her with one the other day and she loved it!
Later, we took Lexy, Breanna, Autumn and Tonio to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie. Now, Kim loved Disney in general, but, she had always had a soft spot for Winnie the Pooh. Especially Eeyore. I would get her different Eeyore statues and stuffed animals when we were younger. When we made it to Disney World, she always needed to get her photo taken with Eeyore. I bought her Eeyore earrings there. Same thing in Disneyland, where I bought her an Eeryore sweatshirt on a night that was suddenly colder than expected, following the plunge on Splash Mountain!
When she was pregnant with Cody, I bought her a giant stuffed Eeyore. With Autumn, a giant stuffed Tigger. And Tonio, a giant stuffed Pooh bear.
And, we had all of the Winnie the Pooh movies, initially on VHS and then on DVD. The kids would watch them over and over, tirelessly...and anytime a new one came out in the theatres, we'd go as a family to see it.
When they started to advertise for the newest Winnie the Pooh movie, right away Autumn and Tonio both said they had to see it. Tonight, we finally made it there...
All of the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. They seem to follow the same general recipe in all of their movies - Eeyore loses his tail. The animals try to help. At some point, Christopher Robin needs to go away and leaves them a note. Owl misinterprets the note and they think he's been captured by a terrible monster! But, in the end, they figure it out and everything is ok. Good stuff. They even recycle a lot of the same lines - like when Pooh needs to come up with an idea, he says 'think, think, think!'. This was a Kimmy mantra...she used it to solve many a problem around our house. This movie would have warmed her heart and made her chuckle along with Lexy, Breanna, Aut and Tonio!!
It warmed mine to see these little ones enjoying it, and each other's company, so much...