Facebook is awesome!
I recently was able to reconnect with my good friend Melanie on facebook, she's my best ballet buddy. We did a lot of crap together. We carpooled to ballet two to three times a week...
(I'm always the tallest (imagine that?) and Mel's always the second tallest)
...we shared clothes, we went to school together and we had tons of sleepovers.
(Mel & I on the very right, cute De & I on the left and middle)
Obviously we were very cool. All three of us.
We choreographed our own dances together, we were in the Nutcracker together...
...and we were on the high school drill team together!
That's a whole lotta togetherness! Here is her lovely face today.
And here is her lovely belly today.
That's right, she has a baby, no, she has a Human. Being. In. Her. Belly. (Pregnancy is so alienish!)
She and her charming husband are having a baby boy, little baby Ivan. Mel went against her best judgment and invited me to her baby shower to help celebrate this lil guy waiting to spring forth into this world. She really had no idea the risk she was taking in extending an invite to a klutz such as me; of course I didn't tell her I was a baby smasher.
I'm not stupid.
So here is Mel & the guy who helped make the baby:
The baby shower was thrown by Mel's mother in law and it was just beautiful! Complete with brunch and Mimosas!
And showing up fashionably late (because it is fashionable to be late to a baby shower) were two other friends from our high school drill team. It was so awesome to see them and they are still as funny as they were in high school, and just as pretty!
This is Kristie and she has 2 kids of her own, a boy and a girl.
I was lucky enough to meet her littlest cutie Preslie, and even luckier to snap this shot:
(Don't worry, I didn't smash her)
This is Shirley Ann and yes, she too has a Human. Being. In. Her. Belly. She is pregnant with her first child, a baby girl.
Kristie had to teach the two future mothers how to change a blow-out poopy diaper, or as Tori Spelling would call a PUTP (Poop Up The Puss). Mel almost fainted from the pungent smell and Shirley Ann simply gasped realizing what the future has in store for her. Oh the horror!
I of course kept my distance, good birth control there.
Aren't my friend's bellies so dang cute & just enormous? Oh I am just kidding, really. Sort of.
And to think ten years ago we were all dancing together! Since I have fully embarrassed both myself and Mel with old pictures, I only feel obligated to do the same for Kristie and Shirley Ann.
Year book day at school, can you find them?
Shirley Ann and I at the Tremaine Dance Convention in Las Vegas. We stayed in a suite and felt pretty important. Rightly so.
This is at the national drill team competition in Florida, I have no idea what I'm doing to Shirley Ann's hair but she doesn't seem too upset by it.
One thing that I think is just hilarious about Shirley Ann is that she gave me the nickname Big Mamma. Her reasoning behind it was that I was the mother of the drill team with big boobs. And you know what they would do? They'd all make a sucky face and pretend to be nursing. That damn nickname stuck until I graduated.
Yes folks, like I said before, we were very cool and not immature at all.
Goofing around at Disney World while in Florida at nationals.
This is at the top secret candle light ceremony where the new members of the drill team are initiated in and the old members were ultimately kicked out. Very, very top secret stuff here; I could get killed for posting this picture.
(Mindy, if you value your life, you will not tell anyone!)
Now, back to the present.
Melanie I know you will be a great mother, just like you are a great substitute mother to Fox. I wish you all the best and can't wait to meet Ivan. (Hopefully this week!)
And don't worry, I hear that giving birth is absolutely the most excruciating pain you will ever experience.
1 year ago