Monday, April 21, 2008

For Valentine's Day this year, even though we do not usually give each other gifts, Steve surprised me with a gift certificate to this place, good for an aromatherapy whirlpool bath, a 45 minute prenatal massage, and a European facial. All of which sounded great, but the best part was that Steve was going to watch the kids for me so I could actually go and do these things. He has some strange unfounded fear that Noah will cry for me the entire time I'm gone, so he has not been home alone with both kids even once since Noah was born. I went to get my massage, etc. on Saturday and he and the kids dropped me off, then went and played at a park for a few hours while I was there. Of course they all had a great time, and I thoroughly enjoyed my massage. It turns out they don't allow pregnant women to do the whirlpool bath, which was a tad disappointing, and I didn't absolutely love the facial, but overall the experience was pretty great and it was SO nice to get a break from being "mommy" for awhile.

Saturday night Emma had a dance show at a retirement community in which she had a small singing solo. I would like to show the whole song because it's cute, but I couldn't really get her dancing without showing the other little girls. They are accidentally in this video a bit, so to protect their privacy I will take this video down in a day or so. Everyone had to bring a pair of gloves to wear during one of the songs, and Emma wasn't very happy with the gloves I brought for her to wear. When she stepped up to the microphone in front of everyone, she spotted me in the audience and called out, directly into the microphone, "Don't worry, I got some better gloves!" I think the loudness of her own voice really startled her, but everyone in the room had a good chuckle over it.
video

9 comments:

Katie said...

CUTE!! Emma did a great job! I didnt see a speck of stage fright, I totally would have clammed up if I were her. :)

I'm glad you enjoyed your gift from Steve, it sounds wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on getting some time away from both kids! My hubby was the opposite, he was scared to be alone with the first kid. By the second he was okay being alone with both kids.

Emma did wonderful! I'm so impressed that she sang into the microphone so well.

Abby said...

wow, she's so fearless!!! how cute is that!!

Mary Beth said...

She did so great!!! Wow, I'm impressed--it's hard to sing a solo in front of strangers. And she is seriously cute.

Abbie said...

Awww that's so cute!!

Shawn said...

That is so cute Sarah she is adorable!!!

Mom said...

When Emma has the lead in her high school musical we will all say, remember how good she was singing "My Dog, Rags" when she was only four years old!
Mom

Allison said...

Emma is so cute! Glad you had a nice massage.

Hamons said...

Your massage sounds great, what a nice treat - do you get to have the whirlpool bath another time?

Emma looks like she is having a great time, so smiley!