Friday, June 29, 2012

Hi Ho, Robin Hood!

It's finally here, show week!  The kids have 3 more performances and Sherwood will be a memory.  I have been to the full dress and family show and they have really pulled it together and done very well.  It's not perfect, but that's okay, it's better than I feared just a couple of weeks ago.

I took lots of photos and am too lazy to do much more than post some here, it's one bajillion outside, and that's a conservative estimate.  You can figure what's going on for yourself!

Or, maybe you can't figure out what's going on, since they are not even close to in order.  Ah well.  Mainly, Emily is now the Pope.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Camp Artselle

 Chandler finished up day camp yesterday, they had a presentation based on this year's theme, A New York State of Mind.

 Chan was the tour guide, in 4 days she learned all of her lines and blocking, plus 4 songs she had never heard before and did a great job of the presentation.  The kids all did well, it is always so amazing to see what they are capable of when they have passion.

 The older kids led a presentation from Stomp! 

 A curly-headed brown eyed drummer boy. 
That seems...familiar...
I just have to wonder, out of the 300 people there and the 150 cameras, how he managed to look up and see mine.

 Then the dance group did a Rockettes show

The littles did a song from The Lion King.  It was so funny, they bellowed out the familiar bits and kind of mumbled the rest, we were laughing and singing along up in the balcony!

 The older music group sang Defying Gravity from Wicked. I did not want to chop the kid next to her in half, I figure Chan is pretty easy to pick out from the options.

The finale dance was, of course, Start Spreadin' the News!

It was a very cute program and Chan had a good time all week. I think she learned a pretty good bit, even though the older kids only had 3 hours a day of classes.  It got her interested in doing more with the learning/training aspect of drama and performing.  Which is pretty awesome!

Afternoon with friends

We had a brief but very nice visit with Katy and a surprise bonus Julie this afternoon!  I intended to wander around and take more photos, but got caught up chatting and then Matt called to say he was off work early!  Next time...

Through the glass door, the polarization filter on the camera did a cool thing with the grass color!

 It's Frankenzucchini! 

We got to stop by 3 libraries, I may have enough books to get through the weekend now!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012