Last Saturday night was the 2nd Annual Concert in the Park. Amara and I went to the first one last year and we had so much fun that we had to go to this one! The admission fee to the concert was food! All of the food donations went to Grandma’s House of Hope. Finding their booth was first thing on our list.
Amara was so excited and she had so much fun — mostly dancing! She was kind of disappointed when we got there and the band wasn’t playing but we used the time to look at the other booths, to get a tattoo from the Girl Scouts and to visit the 2 policemen on their horses. I didn’t even know that we had mounted police men but they were very nice and their horses were very gentle. She had fun petting them.
All the while she is glancing over her shoulder to see if the band was getting ready to start and when they did she was the first one in front of the stage dancing! One of the other Mom’s told her she was a great dancer and she came back with her usual “My feet just know what to do.”
And the band just loved her! The bass player even high fived her from the stage while he was playing — she has told everyone about it! It was the same local band as last year and the lead singer was throwing out Mardi Gras beads. Amara still has the gold ones some girl gave her last year. She quickly got a new string but she wanted more. When she got her 2nd strand she walked over and gently put them on me! I may have shed a tear! She got at least 3 more strands as the night wore on plus 2 little pink plastic inflatable guitars and 2 or 3 light stick bracelets! She was dancing and playing the guitar behind her back. This year I borrowed her Mommy’s little camera to take with me so I could capture the moments. I actually thought I had gotten some video of her dancing that I could post but somehow the camera and I seem to have had a miscommunication. We stayed until long after the sun went down and only left because we both needed food and a restroom. Boy did we sleep good that night.
None of her new friends were home on Sunday morning but it was hotter than heck out so we played in the water anyway. The 2 of us had lot of fun and she got Grammy very wet, but I know she was a little bit disappointed that it was just her. I filled one of the pink tubs for her — she added bubble bath and this time I even let her add a bunch of her bath toys. I loved watching her sit in that pink tub and strum her new guitar!
She pretended she was a cat named Lily, anytime she pretends to be anybody her name is always Lily or Liliana, haven’t quite figured out why! I was the blind lady that worked at the animal shelter that took her in. Lily had long white fur and green eyes, she told me this since I couldn’t see until she used her magic cat powers to restore my sight! Such a great imagination and such fun until she informed me I also had to adopt her 7 sisters and brothers and her mom and dad! 10 cats? She definitely takes after her Mommy!
UPDATE: Here is a link to our first Concert in the Park.
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.