We don't see many live shows outside our home. The kids put on all sorts of concerts, performances, magic and talent productions, etc. in our basement. We have a curtain and everything, thanks to my mom and brother's genius a few years ago at Christmas. We practice being polite audience members, and I knew there would come a day when that practice would pay off. It came
The guests were invited to come dressed as their favorite character. Reise had two different princess costumes on (think Glenda, the good witch!), then right before we walked out the door decided on the red witch. That poke hat did crazy things to her hair :)
Rugger had no desire to dress up, which was fine. Ryleigh purposely wore all black, just in case Micah needed a last-minute stage hand. For real. She kills me. Her services weren't needed, but that was OK with her :) She wanted to be prepared juuuust. iiiiiiiiin. caaaaaaase.
The audience snacked on popcorn, and I actually have Maryn's leftover popcorn in my purse still (*not anymore, threw that out on Tuesday!). Sweetest girl ever.
She asked me why I cut all those holes in my jeans. I told her it was because I wanted to continue to look cool and young. She said "oh, yeah, ok" as if that was the most logical thing she'd ever heard. Lock up your scissors, Robyn! (*Hopefully in the week that it took me to realize I never posted this, Maryn hasn't done anything crazy with scissors!)
The birthday boy! I happened to be working the night he held the first rehearsal for this play. My office is attached to this stage area in our church, and I could hear him doing his thing. He had me dying in my rolly-chair, I was laughing so hard. He had the lines memorized, would recite them to the actor, then say "ok, wait until I say ACTION". It was too much.
Special effects. There was a lighting crew, too :)
Best apple-throwing trees I have ever seen right there...
It was a fun party, for a really fun kid. That's a lucky little boy, don't you think? He has an awesome group of people who love him and wanted his birthday to be special. Way to go, Micah, you're going to rock at being 5!