Is blogging dying... or is it just mine? I feel so sad about the fact that it has been a MONTH since I blogged. I'm so far behind and honestly, I feel like I should just quit... I pretty much have. I want to get excited about it again! I want to WANT to blog. I want to have an experience and think, "I can't wait to blog about that!" How do I get back there? Do I even have ANY readers left?
One thing I AM excited about is the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire tonight at 8 p.m.
I won four tickets from a local radio station to see it at an IMAX theater! SO EXCITED! Maybe I'll blog about it?!
In the meantime, follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the exciting life of Shannon :-)
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Well, I'm not doing very well getting caught up! Let's try this again...
My girlfriends and I were able to hit up another Train concert over the summer!
It was SUPER hot and we didn't get to meet the band this time, but we all had a blast!
Obviously I didn't get to be in the front row this time. That's ok though. Can't give Pat TOO much of me :-)
Pat came through the crowd to sing "Marry Me." He was looking for me, but there were too many people.
Ashley Monroe came on stage to sing "Bruises" with Train. Then, Pat joined her for one of her songs!
Great concert, great band, great friends, GREAT NIGHT!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The day had been a long time coming. Ever since the day that Jaden found out that kids lose teeth, she began wiggling and wiggling her tiny bottom teeth. She swore up and down that they were loose! She convinced herself that she could feel them moving, even when we couldn't.
Finally, the day came. Jaden had her first official loose tooth! Every single day, she would tell me that it was getting looser. Every single day, she wiggled and wiggled.
One evening, she went to dinner with Gramma J and Grampa Max. She bit down on her food and YOWZA! The tooth was coming out! It was just hanging there! Eventually, it popped out... and bled... J screamed. The entire restaurant knew that she was losing her first tooth. The servers were very nice and brought napkins and water. They even gave the girls money to go play in the game room (in other words, they paid the screaming kid to leave!)
Jaden survived and was so excited to show us her toothless smile!
I gave her a tiny bag to put her tooth in so it could go under her pillow for the tooth fairy.
Jaden woke up the next morning to a little surprise in place of the tooth...
For the record, she has since lost another tooth... while with Gramma J.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Our city has lots and lots of festivals. There is literally a different festival every week. Our favorite is Riverfest! It is held at the IPFW campus and is geared toward kids and family. There is also a great craft fair that never seems to disappoint when it comes to finding a new, unique ring!
The main attraction of Riverfest (for the itty bitty) this year in the 8000° heat was obviously
The kids used their awesome arm strength to maneuver these boats around the 8" deep pool. It was totally easier when you had your tongue hanging out...
We then visited the fine arts booth where the girls got to dress up :-)
Side note: See that building in the background? That is where I spent all of my days in college... the Visual Arts building!
We then waited close to an hour for the girls to jump on this contraption.
Totally worth the wait... and again, easier with the tongue hanging out ;-)
We LOVE Riverfest and can't wait for it next summer!!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Gosh, now I'm having to catch up on my catch up!
This past summer, Jaden attended Cheer Camp for a week in June. On the very last day, they had a recital for the parents in the evening.
First, they had to do their stretches :-)
Then it was cheer time!! They did a couple of cheers with all of the girls first.
Then, they broke off into age groups and did individual routines with their own group. Jaden's group were called the HULA-gans.
They were all so cute to watch!
Nevermind the fact that it was over 100° outside and we were facing the sun! Taylor found a ride back to the car...
And that was cheer camp! There are only a couple of weeks left in October... I hope I can still get caught up!