Oliver: Yes sir, if you'll teach me!
Friday, 27 February 2009
Oliver: Yes sir, if you'll teach me!
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Here's our main Oliver. He's a really sweet little boy, full of energy and life. And a very good singer for such a young kid.
Oliver and Fagin have really good stage chemistry together. I can't wait till performances come and they really get their chances to shine.
I guess this would be our Olivers releasing any pent up energy or jitters... one is playing the piano and the other is doing creative dancing. Or lunging for cookies.
And no play is complete without its badman. Our's is a rather creepy Bill Sykes, being played by a consumate goofball. He so tries to show everyone that he's really not that mean that all the kids treat him as a giant climbable teddy-bear.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Leah kept a positive outlook, though she is now paralyzed for life. "Even in a wheel-chair, I can still play my trombone and be annoyingly loud!" is what she told her mother on Tuesday morning. Randy, who was thought to have smashed his brains, actually has no permanent damage to his head: it's just bruised and banged up badly. His surgeries on his wrist and hand are today and tomorrow, the results look promising. Kyle came home on Tuesday, and with the exception of a couple of procedures on his arm, is fine.
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Here you can see how the water eroded away a bit of the ice. It was fun climbing around on this... like going through an ice palace.
You can't really tell, but this chunk was easily about two or three times as tall as I am. After taking this picture, I actually scaled the ice-wall, and got my sandals full of crystalized snow.
And of course, when I got to the top, I took this photo of the mountains. It was amazingly clear, but I wished I had Dad's camera with his polarized lens. However, my photo shall have to do.
At about one, I went back to the van and drove to the high-school where our rehearsal was going to be. When I got there, I went in and we set up all the chairs and stands in the pit, and then I got grabbed by a couple of stage people who knew me and got to meet everyone and see some of the sets and such. But one thirty, we were down in pit again, and we were talking over the run of the rehearsal. By two, the first tech rehearsal had started.
Rehearsal was nearly six hours long. I was exhausted, stretched, but very elated and now I cannot wait to see how it's going to go together for the next two weekends of shows. Our Olivers (we have two) are adorable, the other orphans... I'd take them home in a heart-beat. And our adult actors are good as well - of course, they don't have the adorable factor going for them.
When I got home, Theophilus called, and we chatted for a bit. Then I got on my computer and read more blogs. I had a few other phone calls, and managed to eat a little as well, before crashing to bed at about ten thirty.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Friday, 6 February 2009
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Here is my newly acquired pink Kurti she sent me... it's absolutely lovely! The white packet is my noodle soup, which looks amazing. The silver packet is vanilla cappachino, and the pack with purple is tea, I believe. (I have a bit of investigating to do!) The letter is rather evident, and the one that made me laugh the most was that fifty dollar bill she sent.
Yes, that fifty is my hug. No, it's not because money makes me happy. Grant is on the fifty. That's right Hiram Ulysses Grant. HUG. My hug.
Thanks Kat! I love you and thank you sooo much for all the goodies! I need to send you something soon!
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
And here is more in the planning... inspired knitting, here I come!