We love Chick-fil-A. Once a year they have 'cow appreciation day'. All cows get a free meal. We had white t-shirts and old karate pants. The only black fabric I could find in my excessively large fabric stash was a beautiful velveteen. I had visions of adorable little girl dresses made out of it. I sacrificed it for seven cows.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Several times a year, our family gets the opportunity to play at the Smokey Mountain Center for Performing Arts. That means, for a month or so, the kids pack up their computers and school books to attend a wonderful sort of 'theater charter school'. While I am sewing costumes, they do their regular school work and also often get to help out a little (like painting sets) and learn about the magic of an amazing state of the art theater. This is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of mine that I never, ever, expected to be realized ( but more onthat in another post)
Our most recent show was Peter Pan. The Wright family was well represented. Lindsay, played Tiger Lily, with Andy and Kathryn as members of her tribe. Dominic was initially delighted to be a pirate, until he saw he would be dressed as a chinaman with a pigtail. He is very easy going, though, so he didn't complain (much) and was happily compensated by getting to have a sword.
Everett was a lost boy and had his hair dyed pink for the role. (Which he had the sense to be embarrassed about when he had to make an unexpected visit to the emergency room.)
Monday, July 2, 2012
Several members of the Wright Company recently had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC. We were in Virginia to move Katrina (who has finished her pharmacy residency) back to NC. While there, Ariel herded her younger siblings to a photo op at the Smithsonians Air and Space Museum.
On our third night at Katrina's, my cell phone started buzzing , with a warning that there was a tornado in the area and to urge us to take cover immediately. It was a first for us and we were pretty skeptical, particularily since we weren't seeing anything online about tornadoes and we weren't even sure it knew where I was. Since Katrina had a relatively clean basement, I persuaded everyone to join me down there for a game of UNO. After awhile we got bored and went back upstairs. It wasn't until we heard the news the next day that we realized that the warning was the real thing.
Some of the children pretended they were frightened. They were actually making fun of me for making them go down there.