Sunday, January 18, 2009

I won't keep you in suspense any longer...

...here are the photos!

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I even took a little snip of video for you. I happened to look across the room and saw this:

(Aw, crap!! I just looked at this, and you can't even see the video!! It was snow falling outside. I don't know why my videos always do this on Blogger. They're so dark, you can't see anything. Does anyone else have this problem?)

It was so beautiful, I had to capture it. (Although it's hard to see in this video cuz I'm too far away, and the room was very dark.) Say what you want about us "crazies" that live in Chicago, but look at the beauty we get to see everyday! I love it!

We had SOOO much fun last night! I must still be pumped up, because despite going to bed at 3, I woke up at freakin' 7:30!! However, I did wake up to some sore feet, and some major pain in my knees. My old, fat body can't take a whole night of dancing anymore :(

My favorite part of last night was watching the boys. It was awesome!! They were so free and so silly, and totally cut loose with each other. It's amazing what not having girls around will do to loosen the inhibitions of young boys. And, I'm not just talking about the three in our little "group," I'm talking about ALL the boys. Then, add to that the fact that they all were there with their mommies. You don't feel much safer than that, do you? It was just so great. Naturally, there were several moments last night that had me tearing up. (Thank God it was almost pitch black in there!)

The first slow dance we danced almost did me in, that's for sure. For as long as I can remember, my son and I have called Rod Stewart's Have I Told You "our song." I used to sing it to him, I guess as a lullaby, from the time he was born almost. As he got a little older, he used to sing it to me. God, that was so adorable. (OK, the water works are starting...) We agreed years ago (well, as much as a 5 year old can agree!) that we would dance to this song at his wedding. (I realize it's a 'love song,' but the words are completely appropriate for a mother and child. At least I think so...)

Anyway, that was the first slow dance of the evening, so of course, we danced. As we were dancing, and I was breaking my neck to look UP at my baby, I suddenly had this flashback to him being a toddler, standing on my feet, dancing to this song, and I started to lose it. Like I said, luckily it was very dark in there, so he didn't notice. It was just such a perfect, beautiful moment.

The rest of the night was a blast! It was so great to see my baby let loose with his friends. Oh how I wish I could have taken video!!! He was hilarious! The pictures don't do him justice, you needed to see him in action. Although, in a couple of those pictures, you can see his tie flying from his dancing! I'm pretty sure he had as much fun as I did. Too bad I'm paying for it this morning. As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to fill up my tub, and let those jets work their magic on this old body. But, first I'm going to sneak into my baby's room and give him a kiss :)

I LOVE THIS BOY!!!!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Aww. You and your son are so cute. Love the pictures of the dance. They look like a good group of boys!

C said...

he looks just like you, chi....
whatta cutie....

done good, woman, done good..


C

Busy Bee Suz said...

LOVE the pictures....this is such a great event that the school holds. More things should be done w/ parents involvment to keep the family close.
Love it.
ps. My feet and knees would ALSO be killing me!!!!

endswith8741 said...

So cute. You are both so ADORABLE!!!!

Jason, as himself said...

What a great time! I'm glad you had so much fun and that your boy did too.

Michaele said...

A mother/son dance? I LOVE that idea! My eldest graduates from high school this May- no dance for us, so maybe he'll join me for a nice mother/son dinner. I'll follow your tip- choose a restaurant with DIM LIGHTS...I look awful when I cry- just call me Mommy, the Red-Nosed Parent.

Seriously.

Rabidparadise said...

Wow girl! You had me tearing up too! So glad you had such a wonderful evening to treasure!! All the boys looked so sweet with their Moms, and you looked radiant! Happiness looks great on you! XOXO

Clippy Mat said...

awww, that's so lovely.
:-))

Smileygirl said...

I can't get over how much you guys look alike! More and more each year!