Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rae-Rae's Birthday!!

Yeah! We went to Nona's tonight to celebrate Aunt Rae-Rae's birthday. We ate yummy-yums and shared lots of laughs...

But to back up a little bit... last Friday, Paul and I took Zane to his first high school football game at Paul's school. Zane was absolutely fascinated. We showed up right before half time started and so he got to watch both bands perform then he got an eyeful afterwards of football stuff.

Ok, so some great, cute shots of the football game. But... this is what ended up making the most of an impression on Zane...

... the Drum Major
and the...

... horn players that were right in front of the Drum Major.
(this is all leading to something, I promise!)

We really had no idea, until tonight...

We went over to Nona's, like I said, to celebrate Aunt Rae-Rae's birthday and then as we were all chatting after dinner and dessert, Zane ended up setting this up... He wanted the yellow napkin on his back as a cape and he set up the stools so that he had one and the "music person" had one. Then he wrapped Nona and Uncle Bob into creating that horn-like instrument out of the paper towel roll and a party hat elastic thing. Then this scene slowly emerged...

Secretly, I am incredibly thankful that we were not re-enacting football plays!!! :)
How cute is this!!!???!!! :)


  1. Zane has all the moves of a drum major. He must have been watching intently during intermission, and we all know that Zane has the music in him! It really was magical to watch him create this performance! Kudos to Uncle Bob and Dad, too!

  2. Anonymous11:59 PM

    Zane is AMAZING and so full of surprises...all the time. But best of all he has a remarkable family that is accommodating, loving and lovingly curious and supportive of the Zane-man's next revelations. Aren't we lucky!!! :) Love to all, Mimi

  3. Anonymous1:40 AM

    You just never know what goes on in that little mind and how much of an impression something like this has on him. It's remarkable how he remembered probably more than we know.You can see the intense concentration he has during the band performance and probably the football game as well. He's quite the boy!!!Nanaxxoo

  4. I am glad to see he was more interested in the band than the football players as well. Football is too dangerous.

  5. Wow-o-wow! That made me smile so big!