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Thursday, July 8, 2010

SpongeBob Party and Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday the 30th Kaitlynn and MawMaw went to the library and attended a SpongeBob Party, actually called "Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?" Apparently there were too many kids there, so they didn't get to watch a movie and do all that was planned. This was a registration required event, so how do you end up with too many kids? Turn away the people who didn't register or after you get so many kids. Is that too difficult? Anyway they painted / sponged a picture, made an octopus, and that was basically it. One of my friends was there with her 2 boys and she offered to give Kaitlynn and MawMaw a ride home, but Kaitlynn said no. MawMaw and Kaitlynn walked home. On the way, they stopped and got a slurpee.

MawMaw was telling me about the kids having to wait to paint the pictures. She said that Kaitlynn was one of the 1st groups, and that they were being called in alphabetical order. I asked her how Kaitlynn went first. She said because her name is Amy. LOL!!! She didn't even realize it until I pointed it out to her! So funny and so smart. They would have been there all day!

Dave, Kaitlynn, MawMaw and I went to dinner. At dinner, Kaitlynn got upset because Dave told her she could have some of his water. She was drinking out of MawMaw's glass. Somehow this upset her and she said he made her "heart cry!"

We bought tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at The Muny. It was the last night it was playing. 3rd times the charm! On the way there Kaitlynn said, "Daddy I need your money!" I thought we had a few years before we got to that point! What will she come up with or say next?

After finding our seats and getting settled, Kaitlynn said "Hurry, put my tiara on before the prince comes out!" During the show, she was concerned about where Belle's daddy was. She has never seen the Disney movie. She was always afraid of the beast and never wanted to watch it.

At intermission, Kaitlynn said to me as she was shaking my hand, "Glad to meet you. Meet my friend MawMaw. She's crazy." Then she said to Dave, "Hi! Glad to meet you Dave. Meet my friend MawMaw." She is super silly!

She is also very sensitive. She was crying during the show, asking about Belle's daddy, then concerned for Belle and then for the beast. She really understands the emotions in movies and shows. I am always amazed at how much she understands and gets.

This show was totally worth all the trouble just to see it. It was amazing! I am so glad we rearranged our schedules for Wednesday night to see it.

Bust Again

Tuesday the 29th, I looked at cell phones. The guy at the store showed me the LG Neon, Samsung Solstice and the Samsung Impression. He said the Samsung Flight was being discontinued and that the Nokia was one of their lower end phones. I called customer service and asked about trading the LG VU for a Samsung Impression. The guy said he would get it sent out right away.

MawMaw, Kaitlynn and I tried to see Beauty and the Beast at The Muny again, but had no luck. All the free seats were taken. People got there many, many hours before the show to stand in line for them. All the paid seats (or at least cheaper seats) were taken as well. Kaitlynn was so sad. MawMaw ended up buying her some popcorn before we left to find our car. We must have walked by the car up a few times. I was almost convinced that the car had been stolen, then we found it. What a crazy, messed up night!

Swim Class with MawMaw

Monday the 28th started off very frustrating. The refurb phone I was sent on Friday quit working. First I was having the same issues as the last phone, then the screen wouldn't turn back on after I did a reset. I had some important calls to make too, so it was extremely frustrating.

Kaitlynn and I attended Monday Makeover. She was again the only child there. It actually ended up being just Marlene and me, so another lady from the office helped out. This really helped me get out of my bad mood over the cell phone issues I have been having.

I went to the Service Center to exchange my cell phone. I got it exchanged for another LG VU refurbished phone.

MawMaw, Kaitlynn and I had dinner at El Nopal. MawMaw attended Kaitlynn's swimming class with her.
Kaitlynn had a great time with MawMaw at swim class!
They sang the Popcorn song, worked on floating and sang Wheels on the Bus.
They worked on kicking, blowing bubbles, sang Motor Boat and Grand Old Duke of York.

They played in the shallow water, walked like an alligator and dove for rings. The teacher told us that Kaitlynn is doing great. She said she has had such a huge turn around from the first night and that you would never know she was the same child. She said Kaitlynn is such a fish now. It was wonderful to hear the teacher brag on Kaitlynn. I think she really likes Kaitlynn and I know Kaitlynn really likes her. We really like her too and are so appreciative of her. She really got Kaitlynn comfortable with the pool and learning to swim.
MawMaw and Kaitlynn played in the pool until closing time! MawMaw told Kaitlynn she was pooped and Kaitlynn said "You pooped in here!" Kaitlynn thought she meant she pooped in the pool! Such literal thinking. It's so cute!

In the car on the way home, Kaitlynn was putting on lip gloss. I asked her who she was getting all fixed up / gussied up for. She said "I gotta look good for daddy!" Isn't that sweet?!

By that afternoon / evening, I was having similar issues with the "new" refurbished cell phone. Needless to say, I was done with that phone and anything LG. I called customer service and they agreed that I could trade my LG VU for a different phone. The 4 they said I could chose from were: Samsung Solstice, Samsung Flight, LG Neon or Nokia Surge. The guy told me to take my time choosing because they would not let me change make and model of phones this next time around, like this has all been my fault!

Dave and I watched Paranormal Activity. It was an interesting movie. I thought it was supposed to be a true story. Anyone know if it is. I guess I could look it up.