Archive for June 29th, 2009


5 Things

Monday, June 29th, 2009

1. The play to be over and done with. I am sad it’s over, but I’m happy to have my life back!
2. Friends who watch my girls just because their daughter wants to share her new movie with them.
3. Husbands who help clean the house on their day off.
4. A more together home. It’s not completely recovered from it’s 8 weeks of neglect but it’s so much nicer already.
5. Water fights with little squirt guns in the front yard, even if your daughter and husband gang up on you.

The Play

Monday, June 29th, 2009

On Monday night my family, friends, and some of my sister’s and mother’s co-workers came to the play. My mom bought 20 tickets, and I had one free ticket and every seat was filled, with a couple kids on laps too. I think we had a sold out theater this night too. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the play.

Terri, my sister’s co-worker, dragged her husband to the play because he knew he wasn’t going to enjoy it and would have rather stayed home to catch up on work. He then apologized to her Tuesday night and said he really did enjoy the play and was happy she had made him come. She of course told Carolyn and then Carolyn told me. I’m happy he enjoyed himself. We had some amazing lead actors which always makes or breaks the play, especially with such a well known play.

Monday night was a pretty normal night. The one hiccup I experienced was losing my shoe as a Winkie. The girl behind me stepped on my shoe right as we came out and I tried for a second to put it back on but I would have had to stop so I marched on and no one in my family noticed. I thought it was very obvious because it was my left foot, or the one facing the audience, but I guess the boot cover covered my foot well enough that it wasn’t so obvious. This teaches me that I should have character shoes, which have a buckle over the top of them, and not just any black shoe. I think I’ll invest in some next year.

I got pictures afterwards with my little family and Jon was a doll and brought flowers for us. Terri also brought Lilah a rose. Ever since opening night Lilah had wanted flowers, but Jon wasn’t coming till Monday, so she had to wait and I made sure he knew to buy some flowers for Lilah and of course he bought some for me as well.

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A fuzzy picture of the munchkins. Most of the pictures Jon took were slightly fuzzy. Lilah has her head slightly down.

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Lullaby League: Lilah, Lexie, Allison, Bonnie, Whitney, and Elizabeth.

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The snow fairies.

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Pat pat here, pat pat there and a couple of brand new straws!

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That’s how we keep you young and fair in the merry old land of Oz!

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This is very fuzzy, I know, but if you look closely you can see me without my shoe. I’m the second from the last.

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My foot, without the shoe. Thank goodness for boot covers, though I think you can slightly see my pink toenails.

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My family.

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Lilah took this picture of me with my flowers.

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Then she had me take this picture of her with her flowers. She looks so grown-up to me.

Jon’s mother and two younger siblings came on Friday night. Jon was going to be driving them all to the play but unfortunately around 4 am Friday morning Lilah got sick, as in throwing up in the hall way sick. Some stomach flu circulated between the cast this year and unfortunately it hit Lilah on the day Jon’s family was coming. She threw up again at 10 am, and I was so hoping she could pull through and feel better for that night. I was so sad that my MIL would miss Lilah’s performance and was in tears over it. I thought Lilah might just need some attention and was milking the sickness but she proved me wrong when she threw up at 4 pm, right before I left. I felt better about leaving her home after that and luckily she felt better and was able to perform closing night.

Friday’s performance went well and we had a sold out theater. We  also sold out for Saturday night on Friday night because we only had 4 seats to sell at the door for Friday’s performance and then only 6 seats left for Saturday’s too.

Jon’s mom loved the play and Dara and Jason thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

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Dara, she made sure to hold up the program, me, Jason, and Mom Blake.