Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The man so nice, they named him twice.

For the first time in a LONG time, the Husb and I made a spontaneous decision. You see, there's something about small children that zaps all the spontaneity out of you.

We heard American Idol finalist Phillip Phillips was coming back to his hometown to do the televised Hero's Welcome show. And his hometown was just across the state, a mere 3.5 hours away. We had the last soccer game of the season, a party to follow and if we left immediately after that, we'd roll up into his town at showtime.


So we did just that. Told the kids the night before and Big Sis gave us the response we were looking for. Phillip, at this point, is her Elvis. And we just told her we were taking her to see him.

Yes, we accept your "BEST PARENTS EVER!" award gladly, Sis.

Buster was excited too and wondered if he would need to bring his guitar or drum sticks to play with him (as he does while watching AI each week). No buddy, he's got his band this time. Maybe in a few years.

The Babies can't even pronounce his name nor have they seen an episode of AI, but nonetheless they joined right in on the excitement, chanting, "PHIWIP! PHIWIP! PHIWIP!"

On the ride into Leesburg...
We made the guitar pick sign en route with an Xacto knife and Mod Podge glue. I highly recommend NOT using either of those two items in a moving vehicle.
Note our outfits. Total strategy with the Ford and the flaming red. I am determined to get us on AI because...well, because it's AMERICAN IDOL. duh.
When the cameras panned, I stole that sign from that sweet little girl and held it high. Gotta do what you gotta do in showbiz, people.
He took the stage and took directions from AI producers in between songs to make sure he said the right things. He's incredibly talented and it was fun to watch him in his element. You could tell he just wanted to jam with his boys. Reminded me a little of John Mayer in the early days - back before he started running his mouth. :)
We're voting tonight. Phillip Phillips all the way!!