JESS’ B-DAY WAS FEB. 4TH. NOT ONLY COULD I TELL HER “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” WITH WORDS, BUT IT SNOWED A TEENSY BIT (A DUSTING REALLY), & SCHOOL WAS CANCELLED! 2 HER, IT WAS THE BEST B-DAY EVER!
THEN, JESS AND SOPHIA PERFORMED LAST FRI. NIGHT (FEB 11) AT THE LAKE POINTE ELEM. TALENT SHOW, SINGING A DUET THEY ARRANGED FROM THE SONG POPULAR FROM WICKED:
MY MOM INSISTS IT IS LIKE SEEING MY SISTER & I ALL OVER AGAIN! BUT I MUST SAY, EVERY1 IN MY FAMILY HAS A UNIQUE WAY 2 SHOW THEIR MUSICALITY, & WHILE MK IS NOT A SINGER/DANCER, HE TRULY SHOWED MUSICAL TALENT IN OTHER WAYS, LIKE COMPOSING. I THINK THEY GOT TALENT FROM BOTH OF US!
I GIVE MK TONS OF CREDIT 4 HOW WELL IT WENT…I SIMPLY GAVE THEM A SINGING TALENT, BUT I LEFT IF THEY PRACTICED–IT WAS 2 FRUSTRATING 2 STAY! (BECUZ I’D START 2 IMAGINE DANCE MOVES, BUT COULDN’T EXPLAIN HOW 2 DO THEM, OR SING THE PART OF THE SONG WHERE IT WENT.) IF I STAYED, I’D HAVE A PBA OUTBURST FROM FRUSTRATION.
BUT I WAS ALWAYS W/IN EARSHOT (THEY HAVE A SET OF LUNGS THAT I’M JEALOUS OF, & THEY COULD PRACTICE IN THE KITCHEN UPSTAIRS, & I HEARD EVERY WORD CLEARLY DOWNSTAIRS, ON MY COMPUTER!), WHICH TOTALLY HELPED MY PBA AT THE PERFORMANCE, SO I WAS ABLE 2 ACTUALLY WATCH & SMILE, NOT CRY!
BTW, BIG THANKS, TOO, TO THEIR UNCLE ROB FOR HELPING WITH THE MUSIC AUNT TASHA WITH CHOREOGRAPHY, ZACH VIDEOTAPING, AUNT TASHA & AUNT NICOLE FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP, & ALL WHO LET THEM PRACTICE W/AN “AUDIENCE
Oh MY I LOVE IT!!! You know it really is amazing that although you have not been able to lead the way in getting your kids involved in everything and enhancing their talents… that with the help of your hubby and family and YOU, they have flourished!! K spelling,like you is not my strong suit haha.(I just spell checked) I love Wicked and I love how your girls sung thier little hearts out, beautiful!! I can’t wait to see them grow up and all the magnificent things they will accomplish!
So after reading a good bit of your blog, I now understand you have been talking and “working” on talking for some time! It’s funny that you say you say hi, but the people are usually gone and that’s almost what happened on sunday, until there was a little voice in my head that screamed at me, wait a minute she just talked!!!
I read that when you lay back you can talk better, atleast with “s” So is the reason you are unable to speak, neurological and also your breath support? Did your stroke leave your breathing weak, or is it your brain not telling your lungs and diaphragm to function properly effecting your breathing? Sorry I’m a curious nerd.
I’ve thought a lot about you lately, how Chloe is 6 months old, my third and we were about the same age and time when you had your stroke. I’m not sure I could have handled it with this much grace. You must have been a powerhouse when you had your full abilities, because even from your chair you accomplish sooooooo much!!!
I can’t wait to see you in that Malieficent costume next year! Let me know if you want me to come do your make-up 😉 I studied you tube all day haha