Friday, May 29, 2009

The Color Purple

You and me, Us never part, Makidada

You and me, Us have one heart, Makidada

Ain't no ocean, Ain't no sea,Makidada

Keep my sistah way from me, Makidada

We took a family trip to the theater. It was a nice and rare outing for us. One of those things we love but almost never take the time to do. We went to The Ohio Theater and enjoyed Oprah Winfrey’s musical rendition of The Color Purple. Although we were slightly disappointed in our $70.00 seats (A man kept laughing and bouncing back in his chair, much to the dismay of my dad’s knee.)

It was nice to be out together. We enjoyed dinner at Mitchell’s Steak House. It was a high priced but very enjoyable meal.

We had 5:30 dinner reservations to give us plenty of time for an 8:00 show. The restaurant was beautiful and in grand womanly tradition, we took group trips to the ladies room to
“powder our noses”.

It was such a lovely dinner all paired off as couples.

Our men looked dapper and smelled so lovely.

We had a lot of laughs and even got to enjoy dessert, which is also an extremely rare treat.

The running joke at the table was the GIANT glass of tawny port that mom got.

...or was it the tiny glass of tawny port?

It was a warm, but windy day. We had a very nice walk over to the theater and got a few more pictures on the way.

The theater was beautiful as usual. Once we arrived at the theater we proceeded our climb to the nosebleed section...
...the $70.00 a ticket nosebleed section!

We took advantage of our lovely surroundings for another photo opportunity.

The show was great.

None of the songs we all fell in love with from the movie were in the show.
But alas, my old favorite songs from The Color Purple movie...

“You and me Us never part, Makidada”

Align Center
“Sistah, you’ve been on my mind, oh sistah we’re two of a kind…”

Maybe, tryin…to tell you somethin! Maybe…God is…tryin….I hear you Lord!”

...have been joined by some new favorites…

“Push the button…push the got to push it if you wanna come in”

“Dear God I love this woman, my friend Sophia,
Harpo he love her and he smile every time he see her,
Ain’t never seen nothing like it, Cow pushing the bull around,
Ain’t afraid of nothing when she lay her law down!”

“’When a man raise his hand...Hell No!”

“Maybe you're too beautiful, too beautiful for words”

It was a warm, breezy and happy ending to the evening.

We really should do this more often.

The End.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


The balloons have floated away, the cake is now crumbs, and the guests have all gone home...but oh the memories. We had a fabulous time at Jamison's first birthday party. Falling in line with our usual party throwing tradition Andy and I were running and sweating and finishing up until the very last minute.

Jamison's first birthday, it was a grand affair! Lots of family, and plenty of children came out to help us celebrate.

There was just enough food, just enough drinks

....and an overabundance of laughter.

And one of the best things? The weather was perfect for the entire party, in spite of the forecast predicting rain early afternoon. The kids got to go out and play on the playset that Andy had been working and toiling over (minus the fun tube slide that couldn't be installed due to some missing parts). The furniture on the front porch gave seating to those who spilled out the front door. Honestly I had forgotten about the porch furniture, but it was a pleasant surprise to see that our guests made themselves comfortable.

Now to the birthday boy, he was perfect.

He was in a great mood the whole party. He was surrounded lots of beautiful young cousins. He gave lots of smiles and boy did he live up to everyones expectations when it was cake time. You'd think he took classes on how to give a great show when eating your first birthday cake.
He had it in his fingers, his hair and then dazzled the crowd with his no hands approach. It was great.

We had crafts and activities to keep everyone busy. He had some beautiful cards made for him for his future birthdays and the balloon launch was a big hit. Many good wishes got sent up to the heavens for him. We were blessed to have Pap-pa Larch attending his birthday as well. It really means a lot to have such love from the 90 year olds to the babies all for our Jamos.

For some, the excitement was too much to take and a little cat nap was in order.

We ended the night with a trip to Dairy Queen. Cammy and Jamos dressed in their PJs and asleep before we made it back home....just as mommy and daddy hoped. It was a fabulous day. Happy Birthday Jamos! Here's to a lifetime of great birthdays to come. Blessings.

The Wierdo Wierdo Family