Thursday, July 17, 2008

Summer Outdoor Fun

Here's a peek at some outdoor fun that's going on in town which I managed to catch last night and this morning. This is the outdoor set for the Shakespeare play, "Twelfth Night." Usually, I check around to see how a Shakespeare play is set to avoid a bad experience. (Our whole family attended, plus a neighbor friend.) But after last year's amazing Shakespeare production, by the same company, I assumed... well, let's just say I shouldn't have. Last night's "Twelfth Night" was painfully set in the 1980s. Enough said. Except, that the lead actor who played Viola did an exceptional job. We were glad we hadn't missed her performance, so the evening was not a total loss.
We've had the opportunity to see this gal in four plays. (This is her last one with our local university, as she just recently graduated.) Her stage-acting talent inspires Erin, and we like to think about seeing her perform again somewhere, someday.
Erin and I took our late breakfast to a park that was hosting a kids' "Rendezvous in the Park." While waiting for the free noon performance of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," I walked around the kids' art booths and found a friend of mine teaching the very fun art of Quilling.
Tye Dye Hankies
Demonstration of a homemade bubble blower
At noon, lunch sacks were distributed and the kids sat down to enjoy the food and entertainment. We sat next to these rainbow-cheeked girls...
with this happy boy in front of us.
Alexander's day gets worse when he has to wear his least favorite pajamas to bed. What a terrible, horrible...(the kids in the audience participate by chanting loudly along.)
Mom's comforting song, while tucking Alexander in, makes everything okay.


Traci said...

I'm so sorry that the play was so bad...that stinks.

Thanks for the park pictures though, looked like fun! ;)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was (is) one of my fav books. :D

Sparky said...

I enjoyed this look into your life, then read the below post about your joy/tears. (I'd read Erin's reference to it in her post) It was great. Uplifting. Makes me want to be a mom. Not right now. Someday, though. So thanks - you sound like a lovely lady.

Sherry said...

Thank you for the very kind comment, Sparky. I dreamed about being a mom as I was growing up, but never could have imagined the wonder of it all. Hope you get to be one.

Traci, the play made us all the more bummed that we didn't get to see the production you starred in. :(

Nicole said...

Looks like a fun time!