Monday, February 28, 2011

Notes from the Weekend

It was a whirlwind weekend, and morning, literally, with at least two tornadoes touching down just a few miles north of here. Schools were on a delayed schedule because of the severe weather. Miss E. was supposed to have a field trip today, so doesn't look like that's going to happen now. How crazy has this winter been??

The Girl Scouts' Father/Daughter Dance was Friday night. Everyone had a ball. Miss E. was beside herself with excitement, seeing all her friends and their daddies dressed up. Apparently a lot of Justin Bieber was requested at the dance and now Miss E. says she loves "Justin Beaver." Uh, that's gotta stop. Hubby said, "In that one song, all he says is 'Ooo, baby! Oooo, baby!' I could do that!" I'd prefer that you not - the less Bieber in my house, the better.

The rest of the weekend was full of birthday parties and mattress shopping. Yep, we took the plunge and purchased a new mattress. My back and neck are looking forward to its arrival. We shopped while Miss E. was at a birthday party. Little Guy did very well until the end, when he was jumping from one mattress to the other. At least he had taken his shoes off. (A few days ago, I blogged about wanting a TempurPedic, but after trying many brands, we settled on the Simmons ComforPedic - same memory-foam concept, but much more affordable. I'm VERY happy with our choice.) 

In other news, congrats to all of the wonderful Oscar winners and nominees. Although,  I have to say I was more than underwhelmed with the hosting abilities of Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Some of the opening scenes spoofing the nominated films were funny, but then it went downhill from there. It was borning and I couldn't stay awake for the major awards. We were cheering on Louisville native, Jennifer Lawrence, on her nomination for "Winter's Bone." She rocked that red dress! Big hopes for the hometown girl, but no surprise that Natalie Portman won - she was amazing in that role. And, dear Colin Firth, you are so very deserving of the Oscar. Cheers to you!

What did you think of the Oscars this year?

13 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Have never seen so many UGLY dresses! Loved the dresses Gweneth Paltrow and jennifer Lawrence were wearing. I thought Anne Hataway looked gorgeous in her many dresses as usual. I am going to agree that she didn't have the right partner to host the Oscar's.
There were many beautiful gowns, but some really ugly ones that are being reported as gorgeous. It's jus ta matter of taste.
Your daughter looks adorable. She is your twin! Glad that she is in Girl Scouts. I went through Cadets.
Have a great week, Jen.
Teresa
xoxo

Kerr said...

What an adorable photo!

Home Is Where the Hart Is said...

SO CUTE! Love the Father Daughter Dance photo!!!! And recap! :) Justin Beaver....hahahahaha. Pat always says he has "beaver feaver." Yeah, so inappropriate! I know.
I was disappointed in James Franco. What was his problem? Loved the winners though for Actor/Actress. Both so deserving!

Alaka said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! The father/daughter dance sounds precious! I regret not ordering any Girl Scout cookies this year. And I'm not much of a Bieber fan myself.

Ella said...

What a sweet idea with Father/Daughter Dance ( and your couple were very good looking). Have never heard of it before, is it something new or is it an old tradition?

Amy R. said...

I think your little girl looks so much like you! She is so cute:) Sounds like the dance was a blast, this is such a lovely memory.

Please stay safe in the dangerous weather. I have a feeling we are going to have lots of stormy weather as the temp rises.

xo
Amy R.

Town and Country Mom said...

Oh no, Bieber fever! I am sympathetic. At Little's first Father Daughter dance, my husband was bewildered that whenever the DJ played Hannah Montanna, the girls ran around the floor shrieking. Thank heavens, it passed, as will Bieber fever.

Tote said...

I was not impressed with the awards. I think they need a more seasoned host that knows how to adlib when something funny happens.
Your daughter and husband looked adorable together!

Jennifer said...

how very lovely a father and daughter dance!...time invested in your kids always pays off!
we spell love.. T-I-M-E !

James said...

The photo of the handsome father and his beautiful daughter makes one just sigh.Too wonderful.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Jennifer Lawrence is clearly a serious talent...I bet we see big things from her in the future.
Natalie did desrve the award as did Mr. Firth....
Lovely pic of dad and daughter.

About Last Weekend said...

Your're so right the weather has been crazy - here it's been 70 degress to snow. Love your photo - how adorable!. Didn't see a minute of the Oscars, but always love to see the frocks!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Now I have Ooooooh Baby in my head on repeat. I've already been so thankful we're going to miss the Miley Cyrus (ugh!) phase in my house that I don't think I'd mind Beiber fever, although, we're still too young for that one as well. Anything but Miley! That father/daughter pic is precious and so is the idea of a dance. So heart warming!

The Oscars were a total drip. But I really have to give it to Anne, who was obviously overcompensating for the dead weight that was her co-host. She looked great, too. I do hope for a return to a more traditional approach...this seemed too Golden Globes/SAG to me. Nobody blew me away in terms of dress. Everybody played it pretty safe. My fav dress, albiet safe, was probably Halle Berry's, though I'm not a fan of her and she looked the same as she always does. Head-to-toe, my favorite might have been Reese.