Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen, Now Presenting....

When I had kids I was told I was nuts. 
 I turned our living room & dining room into...
a FAMILY room.

Complete with a little stage :)


My husband is pretty cool to not just "let me"
 but to even build the crazy things I dream up :)

And in return...
we get treated to endless
fashion shows,
And concerts.

Rocco is the shy singer :)
But don't let him fool you...
he loves being up there & dancing.
And of course there is a comedian in every crowd:
This stage has even hosted a Family Talent Show
with cousins, aunts, uncles, & grandparents...
but that is another post (& to tell the truth I am
being held to NO PUBLIC PHOTOS)

Here is one I could throw up of
Annie doing her magic act:
But let's just say I did the Yodeling song
from The Sound of Music.
So we do get a little crazy :)

So maybe we are a little nuts...
...but we wouldn't want it any other way!

A little reminder:
deadline is tomorrow. 
The pictures go up for voting on Monday!

I am sooooo excited to show
you all the cupcakes!!!

43 comments:

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Libbie,
You are really a great mom!!! I would like to have a mom like you. I am so glad you enjoy your children, sweetheart!!! You are blessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give those cuties a big kiss from me.
Hugs,
Bren

MS/AC Fan said...

I wish I could post a pic of your yodeling here...

Andrea said...

Absolutely adorable!
Blessings,
andrea

Pen Pen said...

What a goooooood mama you are!!!! What fun! What memories!

Lysa said...

You sound like so much fun! Wish I'd of thought of that when my children were small!
Thanks for sharing.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so fantastic. I love it!

Alicia said...

Wow! That is the cutest, and best thing I've seen done!! How awesome is that! You are the coolest!!

Kate said...

Just to reiterate, YOU ARE BEING STRICTLY HELD to the no sharing of photos from the Family Talent Show night... That could ruin a few careers, including that of YOUR hubby. I think we are all still getting over that glimpse of Kelly, if you know what I mean...

clau said...

I agree with Grace,Libbie you are an excellent and such wnderful mother!!!Love your ideas and post!!
Hugs!!

Bri said...

I bet some very happy memories have been made there - what a great idea!

Martina said...

Wow, i LOVE that idea of having a family stage in the living room - so inspiring for the kids! And if you have kids, you have to adjust your living space anyhow ... Bravo, you're one creative mom!
And you're certainly brave. 4 kids is a lot. But then, this baby is so lucky to get born into this lovely family of yours, so, it will be happy from the start!

ilovemyhouse said...

This is soooo you! I was considering something like this but i have to admit in a childrens room.Loved the comment of Kate.....wish you could show some pictures, she made me VERY curious :)))

XX

Victoria said...

You guys are so much fun! By the way, I found something I think Annie will think is cute. I'll have to send it to her. :)

Laurie said...

You are officially the coolest mom EVER!!!!!!

christy rose said...

What an awesome mom you are! And you have an equally awesome husband who would create what you dream up! My kids used to perform all of the time, it would have been so much fun for them to have had a little stage like that!!

Mumsy said...

Now tell me...what child would not want and love a mom like you. What a great idea...I love the stage and I bet you have seen many wonderful performances and will see many more...what wonderful memories you are making. Hugs

Karen said...

Libbie, you are crazy, crazy like a Wonder-Mom! How adorable! My kids had to settle for hiding behind the couch and popping out. :) Now for the adult pic.....hummmmm???

Two Shades of Pink said...

A stage? No dining room? A place totally dedicated to hamming it up, showing off, and having a blast? Yep. I would say you are the coolest mom EVER. What memories you are creating for your own family. And now you have to have ANOTHER talent show where public photos ARE on the table because, well, you just HAVE to! I love when you share glimpses of your life. It makes me love you even more!

Theresa said...

o.k. Libbie... THIS is exactly why we love you!! What a great way to create confidence and creativity in your kids! I bet there are some really fun memories from that stage, but now you have us all curious about some of the family photos... maybe a good one of Kate? Or you and Kate? Have a great weekend! Theresa xoxo

Shelley said...

Libbie, that's so cute!! :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Libbie
I love the way you are and if there were more mothers like you then people like me would have no job. hahaha
Of course if I don't get back to work I am pretty sure it will not be there.
Your stage is wonderful and what a great idea for family to share theirselves with each other.
I so wanted to join your cupcake contest. Just could not find the time with everything going on here.
Hopefully in another 6 weeks or so this might be behind us
Love
Maggie

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Great Great Great Idea!!! Every home with little ones should have a stage. Love It, and I wish I would have seen this about 20 years aggo. Ha Ha
Maybe for grandbabies sonmeday...?
Joyce

LibbiesHome said...

That stage is an awesome idea!! What a great family thing to do. :)

Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

thanks for stopping by my blog.

That is awesome! looks like fun, my daughter would love a stage!

Marla said...

You never cease to amaze me, my friend.

As for the no pictures thing....I have checkbook in hand. What will it take?

koralee said...

Another reason why you are such a great mom! xoxox

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

That is so neat Libbie!!

Hugs'
Catlyn

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

You are simply the best Libbie! You are creating life long memories for your children...they won't remember a fancy living and dining room but they will remember all the special times spent in your family room complete with a stage! INCREDIBLE!!!

marie said...

What a wonderful momma you are! Love the idea of a stage ~ what amazing memories have been and will continue to be made there!

My mom let us use the garage for "shows" ~ we sold tickets to our performances. I have vivid memories of the fun we had.

Marianne said...

Hello Libbie,

Thank you for your comment today for Teacup Tuesday.

Well, let me say that I don't think you're crazy at all. I think you are an all-time funtastic mom. Coming from a long line of talented people, your stage is something my family would have loved to have. In fact, if my mother could, she would say so herself, and be on the stage!!

Your children are an absolute delight, and I can imagine what fun they have on their stage. Family get-togethers must be amazingly happy times.

A side note: my father's name was Rocco. Since it seemed like mostly a name Italians/Sicilians gave their children (my father being of that ancestry), imagine my surprise to discover the origin and meaning of the name. It's origin is from an ancient German verb root meaning "to rest".

My prayer for your son is that he finds that blessed rest in God, that his life may be full of peace, balance, and harmony.

Many blessings to you and yours,

Marianne

Gloria said...

Your kids are so blessed to have you for a mom! What FUN!! YOur kids will love you for allowing them to be so creative!!! :)

May the good Lord bless your heart (& family)!

XOXO Gloria

IONGI FAMILY said...

what a fun idea!! love it!!!

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