Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William + Princess Kate's wedding

Dear Amelia -
Depending on who you ask...today was a big day in history.
Prince William and (the new) Princess Kate Middleton got married. People still talk about Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding and I thought to myself, "I wonder how big of a deal that was in 1981?" We should ask Glamma some day what she remembers.

Daddy's thoughts: "Who cares"
Mommy's thoughts in between crying: "Kate Middleton was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen. I want to be her. The wedding it self was a snoozefest but the lead up to it did not disappoint"

The newly married couple
I want you to know that Prince William was REALLY hot before he lost his hair.
I bet you will be the prettiest bride ever when you get married. My little princess.
Love,
Mom

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

Dear Amelia -
The Easter bunny must have known how much fun you were going to have at Easter this year. You had FOUR Easter Egg hunts! You had plenty of candy and no nap...it was a perfect mixture for an early bed time!
Love,
Mom

Friday, April 22, 2011

My girl has MOVES!

Dear Amelia -
Lydia requested a video...her wish is my command!
video

Love,
Mom

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Daycare and New Bed!

Dear Amelia -
You started a new daycare last Tuesday. She lives REALLY close to our house so it will be nice that Daddy can pick you up if I need to work late. Cathy (your new daycare lady) sent me this picture on your first day.
This weekend, we put you in your first BIG GIRL BED! I still need to paint your walls (I'm thinking one of the colors from your new bedding on the bottom below the chair rail and white on top with something fun drawn on one of the walls by Sarah)
You were a little scared on Saturday night to go to sleep but you've slept great the last two nights!!!

On Sunday, we celebrated Easter with the Dirks. Papa Jim took us out to Chuck E. Cheese afterwards. You had so much fun!
Love,
Mom

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

White Noise!

Dear Amelia -
I am lucky enough to love my job. I get to work on the coolest projects and with some really awesome people!
My boss has been working on an amazing play called White Noise. Since I'm his "coordinator of chaos" I was brought in to help with the little stuff like travel, expenses and coordinating print. After working on this for the last 2 + years, the day was finally here for the big opening in Chicago!
Melissa, who works with Holly - one of the producers and I met at the Chicago airport. We had talked on the phone only about 1000 times so it was nice to meet in person. We became fast friends...

Producers: Holly and Jay (boss man on the right)

This is the closest I got to Ms. Goldberg (another Producer of the show!)
More of the production/show staff!
The show was so very powerful and AMAZING! The kind of show that has you laughing one second and crying the next. It is a MUST see and something I am very happy to be a part of! Next stop...Broadway!

I even got an awesome shout out in the insert...

"...and of course, Courtney Dirks from PD"

This will go down in the books as one of the coolest experiences of my life!

Love,
Mom


Monday, April 11, 2011

Florida 2011!

Dear Amelia -
Well, Florida did not disappoint this year! The weather, the beach, the ocean, the pool and the company were awesome!
You were a very good girl on the plane ride down there. We didn't get in until 9pm and you went straight to bed. The next day, we hung by the beach and pool all day and you didn't take a nap...until you snuggled with uncle Billy!
We decided to get a babysitter for you and Jaxy Sunday and Monday night so we could do adult stuff. On Tuesday, Uncle Billy and Aunty Pam went on a date...we decided to dress Jackie, I mean Jackson up...
On Tuesday night, Mommy and Daddy went bowling with Tore, Billy and Pam. We had such a great time and it was a highlight of the vaca!
Its always hard saying bye to everyone, I cry every time.

Love,
Mom

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day!

Dear Amelia -
I tricked Daddy today...I put a rubber band around the hose in the kitchen and he sprayed himself. I'm hilarious!

We're off to Florida!
Blog to be continued next week when we return!

Love,
Mom