2. Friday night, Tracie, Mom, and I went out to dinner with one of Tracie's friends and then enjoyed the OKC Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet. Some parts were fabulous, particularly the beginning of Act III, any part involving Ronnie Underwood (I'm a fan), the sets, costumes, the principal ballerina, etc... There were some thematic issues as Romeo & Juliet is largely about the words, it is Shakespeare after all and as lovely as the production was it didn't conquer the lack of language. Also, the lead male dancer had quite a few partnering issues, but was a good actor. Anyway, it was good fun, great seats, company, and music. I'm looking forward to next season as well as Giselle and Peter Pan are coming!
3. I wandered in from the ballet around 11pm completely ready to go to sleep. Luckily Brent reminded me that we needed to find and set out the trail of hearts. M had been looking forward to it all week and especially the evening before. She (and I) would have been crushed if I forgot to do it. After the annual frantic digging for where we put the hearts we set it up and she was suitably very enthusiastic when she woke up. The added twist this year is that she can now read all the hearts, which added tremendously to the fun.
Also - not much about B in the above. He won the "Safety" award for his class for this nine weeks. As far as I can tell it is one of the "Dophin Three" values and, in part, about making good choices, which I'm all for. He and I continue to read Percy Jackson books at a very good clip. This week we're on to Son of Neptune, which I admit I am loving. Also, B wants to let you know that he lost his 9th tooth on Sunday. He hadn't lost one in a while so there was much excitement.