Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday, finally

We haven't really gotten back to our routine since Christmas - we've been crazy busy with extra play practices, plus my parents were here and Sean's dad was here last week to see Michael and Amy in The Secret Garden. Needless to say, not much schoolwork gets done with the grandparents hovering nearby, hoping to play, play, play. My kids have the four best grandparents in the world; I am jealous.

Sean's dad left this Tuesday and we've struggled a bit to get back in the groove. We haven't made it to the table by 8:30 yet. Maybe tomorrow. That seemed more hopeful before I realized it's now past midnight. If I make it it will be a miracle.

The Secret Garden is finished so now we're on to The Sound of Music. Michael prefers being a Nazi to a party guest because as the party guest he has to waltz. I do not know what is wrong with that boy's feet but he cannot seem to get the rhythm he hears in his ears to his feet. Unfortunately he gets it honestly; Sean can't dance a lick.

Amy gets to be a party guest as well as a nun. I think she likes both, but learning to sing four-part harmony in Latin has proved challenging. I don't think she's any more fond of the dancing than Michael.

So we've made it to the end of this week and next week no visitors are planned so we should be able to get back to some semblance of normalcy. Whatever that is.

Here are some pictures from The Secret Garden:

The whole cast.

Michael played Colin who begins the play a bit on the nasty side. He had to yell and scream which we thought was hysterical since that's so opposite his personality.

Michael as Colin in his wheelchair.

Amy played several roles. Here she's an Indian servant girl.

Tuesday before Wednesday's opening performance Amy found out she had to play the part of Lily for a fellow cast member who got sick. She learned the lines and solo in one night and nailed it.