Friday, October 21, 2016

High Five for Friday (10.21.16)

1. I had a lovely weekend vacation with my mom and sister, however the trip went by so quickly that I had time to take only one picture: a screen capture of the weather forecast right after my plane touched down. One of these years we'll remember to ask a waiter, barista, store employee, or Uber driver to take a picture of the three of us so we can prove we actually do enjoy getting together!
Ah, sweet fall...
2. In my absence, Tom ruled the roost. Thanks to his efforts and with the help of a couple of generous friends, the kids made it to all of their extracurricular activities, lessons, practices, and games...and Tom even put Hallie's hair IN A BUN for Nutcracker rehearsal!

All four of us benefit from my weekend away, and while it takes me two weeks to prepare to leave and another week to catch up after being gone, the extra work is well worth it.

3. Hallie spent her own money on this book at the school book fair:

She could not have made a more perfect selection.

Hallie's grumpy face lasted only long enough for me to take this picture. Once she started reading the book, she smiled and/or laughed until she reached the final page.

4. On Tuesday night we saw The Illusionists: Live From Broadway.
Not the most impressive picture, I know. But I
obviously couldn't take pictures once the show started.
Hanging out by the fountain while waiting for the show to start.
According to The Illusionists' website, the "mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth". "Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance, and a full view water torture escape." As a huge fan of magic, Will proclaimed the night one of the best of his life, while Hallie - in true Hallie fashion - called the performance "terrible and scary". Never mind she sat on the edge of her seat and excitedly exclaimed, "HOW DID HE DO THAT?!" multiple times throughout the show.

I highly recommend this show should it come to a theatre near you!

For parents/families: the magic is incredible, but the jokes/commentary are VERY adult. Almost everything went over Hallie's head, but Will caught enough that he needed to ask some complicated questions on the way home.

5. Happiness Highlights:
Hanging at soccer practice with the gap-toothed cutie.
Thanks, Mandi, for picking Will and Hallie up from school and
taking them to Sonic and dance while Tom was at work!
Thanks, Rebecca, for taking Hallie to the fair while
Tom took Will to his out-of-town soccer game!
Back yard camping with daddy. This makes me happy for two reasons:
1) the kids are having a blast, and 2) I'm not camping with them. It was
90+ degrees outside, and the mosquitoes have been AWFUL; you
couldn't pay me to camp in those conditions.
My loves. Can you tell they're related? 

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

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