Hayden's 6th grade graduation was quite the event. The theme was Over the Rainbow, and the teachers dressed up Oz style.
Monday, May 11, 2015
This year we finally got Jeff down to see the cabin. The kids spent their week there, and we came down for the weekend to pick them up.
On the drive back, we stopped at Diamond Lake. We took the kids out on the lake in pedal boats, which are made for an even number of people. I kept thinking Grace was going to jump out the back!
Sunday, May 10, 2015
1. What is your favorite color? Pink
2. What is your favorite toy? Isabelle, American Girl
3. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries
4. What is your favorite TV show? Team Umizumi
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? peanut butter banana and honey sandwich
6. What is your favorite outfit? blue dress with the ruffle skirt
7. What is your favorite game? tag
8. What is your favorite snack? banana
9. What is your favorite animal? Horses
10. What is your favorite song? Let It Go
11. What is your favorite book? too hard to choose, adventure books
12. Who is your best friend? Kaitlyn
13. What is your favorite cereal? Frozen
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play
15. What is your favorite drink? Milk
16. What is your favorite holiday? Mother's Day
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Teddy, blankie & my owl
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Frozen cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Ribs
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a doctor
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Sunday, March 01, 2015
The stage is set like a page out of Stephan Pastis’ popular Timmy Failure series. The pen and ink drawings and minimal props allow the vibrant personalities of the characters to truly shine. Many of the actors have multiple roles, changing hair, costumes, and voices in a flash. The Total Failure Detective Agency notebook kept up with the cases our detectives took on, the larger-than-life screen changed every time Timmy opened it to make notes. His goofy drawings always got a laugh.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes were Made operates on multiple levels. On the surface, it’s a hilarious take on how an eight-year-old views life. They are the center, so everything going on must relate to them in some way. But the parents and mature kids in the audience will feel the weight of the things happening around Timmy that he can’t control – family economic crises, his mother’s slick new boyfriend, dealing with a new teacher, relating to other kids, losing your best friend. The world is imperfect, but Timmy is undaunted is his quest to set things right for his mother, and for himself.
The live telling of Stephan Pastis’ popular Timmy Failure series was developed as part of Oregon Children’s Theatre’s New Play Initiative. To bring contemporary voices to the stage for children, the initiative’s goal is to produce a new play each year. This season they produced two and will do the same next season.
This show is fun for any age. For families where the children’s ages vary, this would be a great option. It has jokes that appeal to kids and one-liners to make even the surliest of teenagers crack a smile. Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid would love Timmy Failure – the play and the books.