Friday, November 14, 2008

6 Months!

We have hit the magic 6 month marker! It is so hard to believe. We started this process a year ago - and we feel that we must be very close to that referral call. I have to say that with four kids at home already, the days have flown by. I can't believe we are here already.

Avonlea and I are completely consumed by "The Sound of Music". We open on Thursday, and for anyone familiar with theater, we are in tech week right now which is very long hours and very draining. We have been getting home every night around 11:30pm. Av is a trooper and is holding up remarkably well.

Jordan was cast in a commercial that was filmed on Wednesday in Carmel. Because of our rehearsals, Daddy was the one who took him. They left a day early and had a mini vacation that included the aquarium, an IMAX movie and room service. They had a really good time.

Olivia has been cast in the play "The Miracle Worker" at the junior college and she is very excited about that. This will be her first speaking role on the big stage.

Lauren has just been cast as Eliza in her high school's production of "My Fair Lady". She will do an amazing job.

I wonder if our new little one will have the performing bug like these guys do? I can't wait to see this new little personality join our family.

Here is a picture of the kids with their cousin, Luna, at the SF Zoo pumpkin patch.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


We had a great Halloween, despite the fact that it was raining here. At least it wasn't very cold, and the kids had a blast. Our local firehouse hosts a free spaghetti dinner downtown and the we walk through the family friendly, not too busy streets near there. We have been so busy this year with "Sound of Music" rehearsals, that we actually carved our pumpkins last night before we went trick-or-treating. This year Av was a black cat, Olivia was a puppy and Jordan was some kind of sports guy. His jersey looked like that of a basketball player - although it said "baseball" on the front. By the time I put a long-sleeve shirt on under it and pants on under his shorts and he had thrown on a guitar cap on his head - he was a bit of a mish-mosh. Here are some of the photos!

Today we are off to rehearsal, an audition for "Miracle Worker" and my nephew's 15th birthday party. Let's pray that everyone can make it until 9pm without any huge meltdowns.