Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Rodeo or Ballet?



But first, people are having trouble leaving comments on my blog. Two people have now told me that. I don't know what the issue is! Sorry...keep trying???


Okay, but now to the good stuff. Friday night, I took Lexi to the ballet. A friend called me on Thursday and offered me these 2 free tickets to the Cinderella ballet and I thought Lexi would enjoy it. But I was wrong. Oh, she had a great time...in the car with her friends, at chick-fil-a getting ice cream afterwards, in the foyer picking out a ballerina necklace, digging in my purse for gum DURING THE WHOLE PERFORMANCE, asking me 10,000 times "When's it gonna be over so we can go get ice cream?". But the actual ballet? I kid you not, 15 minutes into the show she asked me, "Mommy, when's it gonna start?" And when Prince Charming came out, she actually paid attention for a few seconds because she had never seen a male ballerina before and who wouldn't stare at that, cause you know...male ballerinas wear, well, uh ummm, interesting pants. And Lexi blurted out during a quiet part in the music, for all to hear, "Mommy, he's not wearing any pants!" Everyone around us just laughed and laughed and laughed. Kids! You gotta love em! They just call it like they see it! Granted, ballet is not exactly the most exciting thing to watch. I think we're more of a hip hop family than a ballet family, I mean if I had to classify us. You know. We don't listen to hip hop, but if I had to choose...


And while we were at the ballet, the other half of my family saddled up and headed to the rodeo. I know what you're thinking. Rodeo? In Florida? I thought so too. But yes, they do have rodeos here. Cary actually went to the rodeo to see two students from our church who do rodeo events for fun. They were competing that night. And Ashton, well, she's not really into big fat smelly animals and dirt like Lexi is. So afterwards we decided that we probably chose the wrong child to go to each of those events. Ashton probably would have enjoyed the ballet and Lexi would have much rather been in her boots and hat, hangin' out with Daddy at the rodeo. (Actually Mommy would have preferred the rodeo too, truth be told!) But check out Ashton in her cowgirl boots! Doesn't she look like such a big girl?
The rodeo and the ballet...can you do two more opposite events in one night???

6 comments:

mom2iande said...

that is cute...i love the ballet....i saw Frankenstein at the Houston Ballet in 1995-ish and loved it.

Anonymous said...

I got the biggest laugh out of the picture. The hat and boots are as big as she is. I love it. At least they are getting exposed to all types of culture, and you are making memories.

Mom

Rhonda said...

I love it love it.

Ashley said...

yeah, I'm not really a ballet type of girl either. There is just something about watching grown men in tights. I would rather be at a Rodeo...even if it was in Florida!

circus of love said...

Yes...I still think that getting Rodeo day off from school in Florida is weird. I mean we didn't even have rodeo day in Texas?!? Too cute in her boots!!!!

Rachel said...

When I glanced at the picture- I thought it was Lexi. She does look like a big girl!
I agree- I think the last time I went to a ballet I thought it was boring too.
Rodeo- well, I'd always pick that one over ballet too!! Gotta love those Wranglers! heehee
Rachel