The Generosity of Moms

Neither hurricanes-that-weren't nor hurricanes-that-were got in the way of Bear's birthday baseball game. For that, we are very thankful.

It was a great day for a baseball game. My mom generously purchased field level seats right on the 1st base line. Awesome!

For Bear's special dinner, we had Extreme Hot Dogs. Bear is eating a Texas Most Wanted dog. It comes with barbeque brisket, onion, and pickles. He opted to forgo the onions and pickles. I had the Cincinnati dog with chili, cheese, and onions. Big D had a Coney Island dog with chili, onions, and mustard. Chili and mustard? Lamb and my mom also had the Texas one.

For his dessert, we had ice cream in Astros helmets. Yum! We'll have his birthday cake on Friday, his actual birthday.
This weekend also had us going to the theater, courtesy of my mom. Lamb and I love Grease. The movie is the first movie I remember seeing in the theater. The first movie I fell in love with the moment I saw it. I have seen the movie and stage version several times. But, I never tire of seeing it.

So when my mom found out it was coming to Houston, she knew that the three of us would have to go. I must say, that this was probably the most interesting one so far. Before the show "Vince Fontaine" came out and sang, danced, and did some audience interaction. Fun!
Then we had Taylor Hicks as the Teen Angel. Frenchie had a new line. After he sang "Beauty School Drop-Out" to her, she told him that she voted for him. Ha! Once Curtain Call ended, he came out to sing his latest single to the audience.

When we saw Grease in NYC, Taylor Hicks had to leave before the show was over. He pre-autographed a bunch of playbills and the security passed them out at the stage door while we waited for the performers.

This time, he hung around for a few minutes and autographed live. Lamb was able to get one. He wasn't taking any pictures or really talking much. As a matter of fact, he seemed like he was in a big hurry. He wasn't rude tho! Just hungry, I'm sure. But it was still a cool experience for Lamb. She didn't like him on American Idol but she appreciated the opportunity to see him.
A pretty fun weekend which makes me very thankful to have my mom! It wouldn't have been possible without her.

Now why can't she just have a magic wand and make it Friday night again?

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Anonymous said...

Mention Taylor Hicks and You get alot of new viewers. LOL. You were mentioned on a fan board. Nice recap.
Taylor is usually more talkative and takes his time signing. I imagine the guy was just wore out. He did a show with his band in Biloxi, Mi friday night and then flew in to Houston for Grease. If you are interested he & his band are doing a show in Houston at the Warehouse Live tonight the 14th. He's having a fan appreciation day of Buy one get one ticket free at this link. Last Friday was sold out but Monday nights are not all that great for ticket sales so you can probably still get tickets. He puts on a great show.


Debbie said...

How fun! You guys are the coolest family. And you are the best mom to give Lamb all of those theatre experiences.

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Ok...I REALLY liked him in AI. I wondered what he was up to lately. Ya'll had an awesome weekend!!

Bubba's Sis said...

What a great weekend!!!

kris said...

fun, fun, fun!! sounds like great memories for y'all! Great pics!

forgetfulone said...

So much fun! And I'll eat the Coney with David! Hot dogs are one of two things I will eat mustard on. Even with chili! I would have loved to see Grease live. There are some other good shows coming up, too! GNO?