Thursday, November 30, 2006

Bonne chance Dancing Queens!

My two older daughters Bee and Dee have their Cechetti ballet exams this week.

An examiner flies all the way from Toronto to critque them. Serious dance biz.

The examiners are typically ice queens, but my dancing queens are not intimidated in the least.

It's true, they have the gift of flexibility from their father's side but they have Chutzpah from their mama's side!

A very good or a very bad combo..depending on the situation.

Dancing comes naturally to them, as the Ballet vocab--they are fluent in french. (See girls, you're finally seeing the fruits of your labour!!)

They have developed a healthly awareness of their talent in which I respect and admire.

When they were little, they used to dance to The Nutcracker + Cat Stevens all the time.

I remember so vividly, Britty would lead Dolly around the whole house teaching her over and over how to perfect the Pas De Deux!

Dolly was a perfect student too, so eager to please Busy Bee. The promenades were endless. I can still hear their little voices..Bbbwwwitney swow down...Dem dem you're soo BEE-u-ti-ful!! Jay would join in sometimes and have both girls giggling by twriling them around at the same time. Then it would turn into London Bridges or Red Rover...or a hockey game!

Little kids are so entertaining. Both Cory and I have many laugh lines!

I love watching my kids express themselves. Dancing is the hidden language of the soul and I listen carefully.

I'm so proud of you girls, good luck and dance like everyones watching.

your #1 fan,
mama x
ps-does anyone remember that line from Bring it on..cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded..halarious!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Stones and Snow

We had our first snowfall here in Vancouverwood.

Zara was quite mesmerized by the dancing angels tickling her face..

She was equally amused by watching her big sis Bee mock Mick at the concert on Sat night.

Ohh the world we live in!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Zia Lin + Z

Here is another one of my all time fav humans that I've been lucky enough to cross paths with in this lifetime, meet looovely Linda!

We met swimming the canals in Venice.

Not true ha! We actually met via our hubbies being biz partners.

She is another passionate creative soul like Bob, who is a teacher, gifted writer, world traveller, marathoner, a devoted mother of two of the cutest one year old twin girls EVER, loving friend..the list goes on.

Thank you Linda for your earthiness, 1000 watt smile, kind spirit and unconditional friendship. I heart you!!

I feel so lucky for my kids especially, to be surrounded by such wordly people. It does take a village to raise children.

Ironically, Lin and Bob are both Sagittarians!

Love, love, love Jenny x

Friday, November 24, 2006

What about Bob?

This is Bob with Baby Z. He's one of the most passionate and fascinating humans I've ever crossed paths with.

He is a South African native, painter, bio-chemist, Anti-Apartheid Activist, cancer survivor, devoted father, comedian..the list goes on.

We met through our sons private school and I feel blessed to have met such a special soul.

Thank you for your friendship, many laughs and unique paintings. Look forward to having you and Rhys over for dinner soon.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Jammin with Jay

Looks like we have another little babesta on our hands!

Music gives our children an early start in their life's journey.

It nurtures a universal wish for health for all children by giving them a melody of calm and relaxed alertness which resonates throughout the body, mind and soul.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Zara's Zoolander

One of the biggest reasons I LOVE being a mom is I get to play all day!

I've always encouraged my kids to use their imagination through simple a cardboard theater.

I believe we have a little Drama Queen in the making..

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday Madeleine + Noelle!!

A little poem for my adorable nieces and their wonderful parents..

A meeting convened one day in Heavens sacred hall.

The Ideal mother and father must be found for twins so sweet and small.

They must be patient, first of all,
and kind and calm and wise.

And capable of chasing tears away from little eyes.

They'd have to put her children first and be so very smart, with a sweet and loving heart.

They all agreed you two were the best. No other mom and dad would do.

Yes, Heaven found the perfect parents and sent those twins to you!

From that deep place in our soul full of love, Zia + entourage xx

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In Your Eyes

Peter Gabriel's song, "In Your Eyes" was my first love song to my husband.

I believe when we fall in love, we fall in love with our partner's eyes. Our shell changes over the years, but our eyes remain the same.

Here are some of the lyrics..

In your eyes the light the heat in your eyes I am complete in your eyes I see the doorway to a thousand churches in your eyes the resolution of all the fruitless searches in your eyes I see the light and the heat in your eyes oh, I want to be that complete I want to touch the light the heat I see in your eyes..

Thank you for loving all of me...I love you more than all the love in the universe combined xx

Monday, November 13, 2006

Salami Mommy

Ok, so I, haute mama, am still on this selfish kick YEEHAW!

So Z is almost 5 months and even tho I can 'eek' into my pre-prego clothes I am kinda feeling like a "salami mommy'.

Ya know, alittle more junk in the trunk than I'd like.

Don't judge me yet, I'm not embaressed of my bod. I've had four kids and am proud of my temple, just want to firm up. (I love you Susan Powter!)

After all, strong body, strong mind, strong spirit.

So I, haute mama, have signed up for kickboxing bootcamp in the new year YEEHAW!!

Hey, I have to learn how to defend myself from all these children of the corn!

Wish me luck and remember put yourself UNO!!!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Selfish WTF?

It's been awhile since I've blogged about something other than kids. I am sorry but I've been on my babymoon! I'm still crazy in love with my wee topolina, however..

What I want to blog about today is the word selfish. How easy it is to think of someone as selfish because they put themselves first. I mean what a concept...putting yourself first wtf?

WTF's wrong with putting yourself first? It's all about balancing input/output HULLO!!

I, haute mama, have been accused of being selfish..ok I can admit that after my kids are taken care of...I come first most of the time...what does j-hi want to do now..but why is there a negative connotation to that? I'm not really a people pleaser, I do what I want when i want...once my kids are taken care of.

I spend more time with my BH than most, if anything some people might argue it's unhealthy so I would say I don't always put myself first, second, third, fourth or fifth...but I try to balance it with ME whenever I can!

So, I say...maybe people are selfish who expect more of me than I can give.

I also say, enough about me what about me? ha!

My wise older cuz once said to me, our life is like a pie, there are eight, kids, husband, house, hobbies, friends, family and me!

WTF once you're a mom, you are supposed to be a martyr?? I don't think so...

So, I am advocating selfishness. Go. Give your soul what it deserves right now.

WTF are you waiting for?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

multum in parvo

Lil Z reminds me alot of her big sis B..

So much Chutzpah in their little bodies..

So much Chavah in their eyes..

Alittle Meshuggah in their smile..

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Red Lipstick

Rita and Moi having a good time..

Last night my gal pal and I put on red lipstick and painted the town red.

We actually went to a comedy club and had martinis and LOPO.

Rita and I first met at an xmas party, where we had an instant connection. We were both wearing rubber had to be there.

We also share a love of horses and spend girl time together up at the ranch...where we recharge and meet up with friends from around the world.

Cheers to girl friends!