Wednesday, May 14, 2008

We're off to see the Wizard...

and a number of other things too.

I have barely had a chance to get to update my blog. I just have been so busy the last few weeks.

The Lewis School's production of "The Wizard of Oz" took place last week on Thursday May 8th. I did make-up for around 50 kids it was so much fun and a bit tiring. The play was super cute & the kids did a fabulous job.

Rachel was so excited to be Dorothy.

Caleb was not as thrilled to be playing a flying monkey. He thought the ears made him look a bit like a mouse & I must say I think I agree, but he did a fabulous ob none the less. Plus, I reminded him that he got to play Captain Hook last year & you can't have a lead role every year.

Overall I think the play was a huge success. Of course my kids were the stars of the show in my opinion.

After the play my step-mother (Caleb & Rachel's Mema) was staying overnight in a hotel so she could attend grandparents' day the next day at the school. She had a great idea & offered to have Caleb, Rachel, and me stay in a hotel with her in Princeton. That would save us the long drive home. For those of you who don't know Caleb & Rachel's school is about 45 minutes from our house and I spend a whole lot of time in the car driving back and forth. Well, staying in a hotel seemed like a fabulous idea. A mini adventure for me & the kids. So I had our bags packed & ready to go. Although apparently I was a little preoccupied while I was packing. I forgot their toothbrushes & my clothes...oops!! I was able to make do & work things out.

At Grandparents' Day, Pop-pop & Grandma Shafer were there as was Mema. Caleb & Rachel were thrilled to show off all they were doing with their grandparents.

Caleb & Rachel went home with Grandma & Pop-pop. I headed home to meet my husband David. It was our wedding anniversary and David had planned a nice weekend away at the David Glenz Golf Academy in Vernon, NJ. We had a very nice romantic weekend. Although I am still a bit sore form all that golf. I really believe it will improve my game quite a bit. They really gave me quite a few pointers. Plus I got to play one of the hardest golf courses in the country Crystal Springs. I feel after that I should have a t-shirt or at least a bumper sticker that says something like, "I played Crystal Springs & I survived!" It was really hard, but I thought it was fun.

Now hopefully things will settle down a bit & I will keep up with this blog a little better.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!!


Virginia said...

Rachel makes a perfect (and beautiful!) Dorothy!

I gotta agree about the ears too... monkey ears are SUPPOSED to be further a part! ;) Hehehe

Anonymous said...

Love the Wizard pics Laura ! She looks beautiful ! I like the new blog look too with all the extras, i did a couple slide shows on my blog too last week, i love them .

Ok girl, let me know when we are scrapping :)
Hope you are feeling better !


bruinbr said...

how cute! Although I'm not a huge fan of flying monkeys, everyone looks awesome (thanks to your fabulous make-up no doubt!) :)

toners said...

Wow! Sounds like a fun time!

Have a fantastic weekend :)

Going For Greatness said...

I am so proud of Caleb and Ray! It's such an awesome experience to be in school plays! They both look adorable!

Glad they had a fun grandparent's day too! I wish our school would do that!!

Hugs for a speedy recovery!! FEEL BETTER!! Ya HEAR?

Loreluca said...

AWESOME!!! She looks sooo good as Dorothy! and i don't blame Caleb, I wouldn't be thrilled playing those monkeys... they always scared me (I think they still do!)