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Friday’s Fotos: Baseball, Freckles, and Movies

Logan loves to play baseball…I’m not sure he’s quite got the hang of it yet but he’s got the right idea! ๐Ÿ˜‰

No Strike Zone Here!

No Strike Zone Here!

(He’s such a goofball though, what you don’t see here is that as soon as Mommy throws the ball – to intentionally hit the *ahem* stationary bat – Logan giggles and falls backwards onto his butt. We could do this for hours…)

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I took the kids to see “How to Train Your Dragon” last week. Logan’s first theater movie! (Burke and Maggie’s second.) The movie had some scary parts, and the kids jumped some, but they LOVED it. (I thought it was pretty cute too ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Burke and Logan

Maggie

(Don’t let the pictures fool you – Logan was in my lap the entire time. I took these while the previews were showing.)

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Burke’s face has exploded with freckles! (I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised…I have them on me wherever the sun shines ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Burke's Freckles

Fx4: Theater Workshop

Burke and Maggie attended a theater workshop at the same place Burke normally has his art classes. They had so much fun!! Since it was 3 – 6 year olds, the teacher focused on getting the kids aware of their bodies. So they each got a turn pretending to be an animal while the rest of the class guessed what they were, then they played freeze dance (a favorite of Burke and Maggie’s!), then they got the dress-up box out and pretended to be different people (Burke was a butterfly and Maggie was a princess – surprise ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), and then they made masks out of felt. All-in-all, a good time!

Jumping to the Music

(Burke is on the left with the light blue shirt and green pants. Maggie is on the right with the striped shirt and the purple skirt.)

Having a Blast with Freeze Dance

I managed to get some of it on video, but I have to admit that I was chatting with the other moms and missed a bunch…

(1 minute, 33 seconds)

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Thursday Theater: Fireworks

Goddess is taking a break from Thursday Theater theater this week… but I’ll still link back to her cuz it was her idea ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our town has two nights of fireworks! The first night was beautiful; the second night was a little bit chilly.

(2-ish minutes, plus OneTrueMedia wrapper)

Musicals to My Eyes

The Music to My Ears post made me want to document my musical-like ventures as well…so here we go!

My musical experience started when I was pretty young. My mom used to do shows at the local Lyric Theater, so we’d get to go see her. Then, when I reached junior high/high school, the band (lead by my step-mother) used to take field trips into NYC to see musicals and museums. In college, Clarkson was so close to the Canadian boarder, we’d have field trips to Montreal to see theater productions there. When I lived in New Jersey, I had lots of opportunities to skip on over to Broadway. When I moved to the Boston area, I was able to attend shows here. Not as many as I’d like, but I’ve definitely hit a few.

Broadway/Boston/Montreal/etc

  1. Cats. 3 times I think. I saw this on Broadway and in Boston.
  2. Phantom of the Opera. Also 3 times, I think. Broadway (more than once) and in Montreal.
  3. Miss Saigon. Just once. In Montreal.
  4. The Scarlet Pimpernel. On Broadway MANY times, in Boston twice.
  5. Starlight Express. In Germany at the theater made especially for it (SO COOL!) and in Boston. It was better in German when I couldn’t completely understand it.
  6. Blast. In Boston. It was kind of like Stomp, but with brass. WAY cool.
  7. Rent. In Boston. Holy cow, awesome!
  8. Mama Mia. In Boston – with my sisters…one of which is a HUGE ABBA fan.
  9. Beauty and the Beast. On Broadway. Debra (formerly known as Debbie) Gibson was Belle.
  10. Chicago. In Boston. Didn’t love it.
  11. Cirque du Soleil. In Boston. WOW.
  12. Nabucco. (an opera) At the Met. Glad I can say that I went to the Met and saw an opera – but it’s definitely not my type of entertainment.

Community Theater

Shows that seemed huge at the time because I was much younger…
(not quite Broadway, but close enough when you’re in Vermont and there IS no Broadway.)

  • Jesus Christ, Superstar
  • Brigadoon
  • Camelot
  • South Pacific
  • A Little Night Music
  • Cabaret
  • A Chorus Line