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Friday, August 20, 2010

My (California Vacation) Week in Pictures

Hi everyone. I'm back. Took a break from blogging to visit my family in California. Relaxing it wasn't, going from baseball game to soccer game to play productions to...now wait, this took a lot of energy...EATING...lots and lots of eating. Krista and I did run a mile, twice, on the beach on soft sand. Now I know why she's so skinny, and I wish so badly that we had sand here. What a great work out!  I know when you see me you'll wonder if I had a butt lift. I did. But I'm not sure it'll stay there.  Probably not.  In fact I think it's already fallen down.

Here's a sample of our week there:

I got to see Mark pitch...



And run...



and blow bubbles...

While Maysie watched and posed...

And "toes"ed...

And Eric ate...

And then I watched Maysie play futsal, which is an indoor soccer-type game


And did I mention that we ate?  A lot?  This was taken at our favorite restaurant El Sombrero...
My sister Krista and my son Eric


Still eating...
Dad, Eric, Krista, my brother Ryan and me

Then we walked a few steps down to the beach and this kitty posed for me...

I love this picture of Eric, Ryan and my Dad at the Manhattan Beach Pier

Who'd have ever thought Ryan and my dad would look short...

We walked up from the beach and took this picture in front of a store...Notice the dog in the lower right hand corner...

He belonged to the owner of the store.  Eric wanted to steal him; he was so friendly.

Then off to my mom and Bob's...
(View from their condo)

To visit them and their pups...

Channing (AKA Shanny)

Coco

Basking in a rare (very rare) appearance of the sun...

Then (are you tired yet?!) it was off to see Maysie in the play Annie, where she played an orphan and also sang her first solo as the character "Star-to-Be"!

Krista helping Maysie get ready before the show...

Maysie and Me

The cast board in the lobby (Maysie on the right)

Maysie in the back center as an orphan

Annie was spectacular, and she's only 11



Maysie - center

Frank, Maysie and Mark after the show

"Annie" and Maysie

Maysie still in her makeup after the show

THEN...(I know, crazy busy) it was off to my Aunt Lyn's house for a Western-themed BBQ

My brother Mike, sister Krista and my mom

My stepdad Bob, Eric, and Uncle Dick

Ryan and Krista

And our old (10 now!) cat Milo, who is now spoiled rotten by lives with my sister

Maysie, who just turned 10, was nervous because it was her first solo and she had never used a microphone until the final show (not even in dress rehearsal), but she did A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  The Annie production was done through the Family Theater as a summer camp for kids.  They learn their parts, songs, and dances in 10 days, with just one final show.  It went off without a hitch.

So...

Without further ado...

Singing her first solo...

Heeeeerrrrre's....Maysie!!!!

That's her driving up in the taxi...






3 comments:

Staci said...

Loved all of those pictures. Your son is very tall and handsome!!! The play looks great..I love watching talented young kids in theater!!

Lynne said...

Thanks Staci. Yes, he is tall. He may grow another inch and I think that'll be it. He's 6'8" now.

I love watching talented kids too! And there is so much talent out there, it's scary. Have you seen the 10-year-old on America's Got Talent? It doesn't seem possible that a voice like that can come out of a little girl.

Matter of Fact said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun :) I love all the pictures !!!

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