8/22/12

Dancing Makes it Better


First day of kindergarten for my boys today. Oscar's dancing perfectly describes my feeling on the situation.

I've never longed for the days when my kids were babies. I'm not really a baby person. I gladly threw out their bottles, pinkies, and cribs. Same thing went for the toddler stage--good bye sippy cups, high chairs, and strollers. Recently I started telling them to stop growing so fast because it's what my mom told me and it's what I hear people say to their kids. I've told my kids a million times to stop eating their veggies because they grew too tall over night.

But the truth is, I can't wait for them to grow up! Each stage bring more independence, more self awareness, and way less tears and tantrums. I'm looking forward to my boys turning 5 years old next month. I can't wait to see what this year brings us. If it's more dancing like this, I think it's going to be a good one. Maybe even a year I'll long for!

 Oscar's dancing at my sister-in-laws wedding in a bow tie from Nordstrom and a shirt from Zara.

Keep reading for more pictures of the reception. . .

Break dancing with the bride
Love love love Ella's dress. Found it on the sale rack at Zara for $12.99!
lots of things for the kids to do at the reception like pounding out notes on a type writer.
Other things like croquet and a photo booth. Ella's running to tell Oscar the good news about the photo booth.
And a very dignified game of bean bag toss. For serious gentlemen and ladies only.
It was such a fun reception for kids and adults! 

53 comments:

  1. The oh-so-serious face. The smooth, carefree moves. The outfit. This whole thing is perfect and I hope it never stops for Oscar.

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  2. That dance is amazing, I love his moves!! Made my night.

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  3. you will want time to stop at ten. ten years old. I think kids could be pretty close to perfect then.

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  4. Love this post. I am stuck at the airport waiting for a delayed flight. I was huffing and puffing about everything until I saw this. Thanks for posting the video of our little guys dancing. Our kids always make me so proud... and mad, but let's just focus on so proud tonight. Love u Sharon.

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  5. Adorable. Some serious moves there. The only dancing moves Henry knows are karate kicks in people's faces. Your boys are so civilized! Must be NYC...

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  6. Brilliant! I think I would feel the same-it will only get more exciting from now on, right!

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  7. This video made my day :D So funny!

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  8. Your kids are the COOLEST! Oscar dances with the same mount of seriousness and commitment as my son Finley.. Hilarious ;-)

    /Camilla x

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  9. OMG that video just made my whole life. i love you, oscar!!!

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  10. What a truly awesome video! So great I watched it twice!

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  11. Oscar's dance moves are incredible!

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  12. Hi, I'm not a mommy yet, but just seein your boys makes want to just go and have a pair..jeje So sad that in my work place im not able to watch the video..

    Erika.. (regards from Tijuana, Mx)

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  13. Priceless. Bro needs to take that show on the road!

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  14. HA!!!! how charming!

    His dance moves are excellent. There is a future there I'm telling you.

    Love your blog, even if I am not a mom and do not plan to be one any time soon :)

    Thank you.

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  15. Oh my, save the dancing video to bust out when you meet their first serious dates because if they don't recognize the early sign of awesomeness then they got to go

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  16. this video is so adorable and he's got some good moves to boot. i'm happy that you are happy about your children growing up. i'm not so much of a baby person either. :)

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  17. Oh I wish I could feel that way about my daughter getting older. As exciting as it is to watch her become a little toddling girl, it's so hard for me to let go of the baby phase. Sigh!

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  18. Can your little boy look any cuter!?

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  19. ADORABLE. This is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen on your site, and there's a LOT of cute stuff on here!!

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  20. So at first I scrolled past the video, but then I read the comments above and thought 'Okay, maybe it'll make me smile...' and Oh my lord!! Thank you for posting this....seriously, I loved both kids dancing. They're so adorable- and well dressed :)

    Makes you appreciate the little things more!

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  21. Loved his moves. I think l love even more the fact that he was so free about it.

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  22. This is one of the more adorable things I have EVER. SEEN. SO HILARIOUS AND ENDEARING!!! They seem like the coolest most confident boys EVER. I love how they are kind of just......nonchalantly doing their thing. Not going crazy, barely paying attention to anyone or anything around them, just kind of mindlessly grooving to the music in their own world. SO SO SO CUTE. I can't even handle it.

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  23. My boyfriend is 25 and dances just like your son... I think it's hilarious and adorable! I always encourage him to dance with me when we go out and he thinks I'm making fun of him, but honestly it's just so nice to see people groove out and have a good time without caring what they look like and what other people think. I hope Oscar doesn't lose that as he grows up. You have a beautiful family!

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  24. omg I LOVE the dancing. my 3 y/o is developing moves like that!

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  25. Completely fabulous dance moves! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. oh i love this! so cute and so funny!

    {LOVE the name ella!! what a cute cute dress, too!}

    www.wewouldlovetoadopt.blogspot.com

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  27. OMG -- Oscar is so freaking cute.

    Kids are so uninhibited and dance like no one is watching. They truly 'feel' the music and just groove.

    Truly lovely!

    Thanks for making my day.

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  28. love it and what a great song to dance to. i do particularly love how serious he stays while dancing - my 4 year old has very similar dance moves but after a while will burst into giggles and turn to some break dancing... but Oscar, he keeps with the wrist circles and hip thrusts - loyal to his moves. It's priceless, something to pull out at his 21st!

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  29. That dancing is the BEST!! Just made my day:)

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  30. I couldn't agree more! I love each stage and can't wait for them to grow up! My 5 + 8 yr old girls are becoming such engaging little women - I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! (The dance is sooooo cute!)

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  31. this totally made my day. your kids have got great personality.

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  32. Don't wish them to grow up too soon bc then you won't be able to show them off on your blog :)

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  33. He's the cutest!!! Enjoy the first year of school! :)

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  34. I think he shows signs of early pop locking. He can move! I bet he would enjoy hip hop classes...so cute!

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  35. Loved the kids, the party, everything!! I have a one year old nephew who already dances a bit...hope he gets as good as you soon in the near future!! :)

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  36. do you have any words for a mother expecting twins? i have so much anxiety. i already have one.

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    1. congratulations! click here for a post I wrote awhile back. hope it helpS!
      http://www.nyctaughtme.com/2012/04/back-track-pregnant-with-twins.html

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  37. thanks everyone for all the sweet comments!!!

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  38. Oh my heck. I'm guessing Rob taught him to dance like that, right? Super cool they made the reception kid-friendly.

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  39. How has kindergarten started already? Certainly not at a public school in NYC. I teach here and I've never heard of any school starting before Labor Day...

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  40. Was just thinking of how lucky some girl(s) will be one day to have these two dudes as their pals, b-friends, etc.

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  41. I featured your little one dancing on my blog, Like a Moth to Light via Michelleerba.blog.com .What an adorable boy with some seriously good dance moves!

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  42. wow. I need to take notes! guys got moves!! Funny I just recorded my 3 year old first dance moves to yo gabba gabba. it..was...AWESOME (said in D.J.Lance's voice)! Just like this. Glad you posted it!

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  43. Omg, I'm so glad I just saw this - it's PERFECT for Monday morning! That is awesome...I also like Owen's sidekick support. If you ever feel like taking a day off from posting, can I suggesting just posting a 10 sec video of Oscar dancing? It would be AMAZING.

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  44. Hahaha this one made my day, thanks for sharing! :)

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  45. I love all images of kids dancing.They don't care who is looking or how they look.Just having a fun. Usually takes me a drink or 2 to be that relaxed and carefree.

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  46. Both the boys are such good dancers! They do look like little gentlemen. :)

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  47. I'm with you - I'm not a baby person either. I start liking my kids so much more when they are a year or so. Devilish - I know! Having a third scares me because of the thought of going through that first year again. No baby announcement.

    Love the dancing video BTW

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