Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Home Stretch...

The musical starts on Friday. Alex has had lots of rehearsal this week. I have braided a lot of hair and brought in a lot of desserts for the kids... and did some emergency bed repairs. We can't wait for everyone to see the show! Thank you to Grandma Chickie, Grandma & Papa, Sue & Forrest, and Megan for helping us out this week with "boy-sitting" and "Cate" sitting and chauffeuring of kids. You have all been so wonderfully supportive!!! You guys are awesome!!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Our "Stay"cation

Yesterday I surprised the kids by booking a room at the Hampton Inn for the night. I thought it would be fun to hang out, swim, eat junk and watch crappy tv... and just do something a little bit different. It was quite an interesting evening... from misunderstanding the front desk lady explain the pool times -she said the pool was open from 6 to 10pm, and seeing as it was already 3pm, I thought she meant 6PM until 10PM.. so we pushed our dinner back to 4PM (like old people) and went down to the pool at 6. It was crowded. Strange I thought- then I read the sign.. 6am till 10pm... whoops! o-well... the vomiting that the boys partook in- too much candy and soda? Or did they take it to heart when I said we were going to "party like rock stars"?? Because, really, what self-respecting rock star doesn't end his evening with a nice episode of vomiting??
I contemplated going home, but after the incident, both boys seemed fine. I tucked them in with their books and we all hit the hay. After a lovely breakfast (where Ethan, not used to SO. MANY. CHOICES at breakfast had to sample everything- oatmeal, toast, danish, yogurt, apple, OJ and hot chocolate) we went back to the pool, because Hey! did you know it opens at 6am?? Yeah it does! They swam for about 2 hours until their eyes were going to burn out of their heads and then we packed up and came home.
One night was enough.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

In case you didn't know...

I just realized that some out-of-towners may not know about Alex's upcoming performance... she was cast as "Princess #12" in
This is from the Bloomfield School website:
It's that time of year again—time for the BCS Drama Club's spring musical! This year's production, Once Upon A Mattress, is a classic, Tony awarding winning show based on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea". The characters are off-beat and funny. There's a princess named Fred, a King who doesn't speak, a jester, a minstrel and plenty of Knights and Ladies having fun in the castle. Mark your calendars now the the productions dates, Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. Performances begin at 7pm each evening and there is also a matinee on Saturday at 2pm in our beautiful Performing Arts Center. All seating is reserved.Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at: 585-657-6121 Ext. 1003 or stopping by the MS/HS during the school day

We are very proud of Alex and all of the hard work she has put in.... in addition to having 5 rehearsals a week, she also kept up with her 4 days a week of dance classes and just made the high honor roll as well! And she's had such a great time meeting new people (mostly upperclassmen as this is the high school's performance and only a handful of middle school kids are involved).

Justin, Maureen and I have been involved as well... we made the bed!! It is a little over 8 feet tall! These pictures were taken with Justin's phone, so they are not great, but you can see how we made it so things can be "stuffed" between the mattresses. I'll try to get some better pictures, and maybe a video or 2, next week during dress rehearsal.