So, including weekends, our kids will have been out of school for 10 days when they go back on Tuesday. Man, that's like Christmas break all over! School was cancelled last Monday because of the impending ice storm. We woke up to brown, dead grass. No snow. No ice. I thought, "This thing had better come to fruition." It did. After the storm passed, we ended up with about 4 inches of ice pellets. Let me tell you, that makes for some AWESOME sledding! The first day, Edward came home early to play in the snow/ice with the kids. Oops. I mean, he closed his office early because the weather was so bad. Yep. That's the story. They next day he was thoughtful enough to come home early to stay in with Mallory and cook supper so I could go out and play. Fun! Good times, good times. So by Friday of this week, I was ready for the kids to go back. They still get tomorrow off because of President's Day. Yippee. Oh well. - one more day to sleep in! To all of you Southern beach bums - you're really missing out!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Posted by Stephanie at 11:18 PM
Ben is an AMAZING actor. I don't know how he does it, but he is a natural. He auditioned for Little Shop of Horrors at BYU, and he got the lead role! He is Seymour in the student-directed play. I'd say that is quite an accomplishment since he is only a Freshman! In high school he played Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast just to name a few. He is outstanding.
The boys in our family definitely got the acting talent. Aaron, Joel, & Ben have all been stand-outs. I suppose Andrea & I got the athletic ability over the boys. I had a semester of drama in high school - mostly because some of my friends were taking the class, and our teacher was EEEEEEAAAASSSSYYYYY - a guaranteed A. I stunk! I can remember putting on a small performance for our parents. I was onstage in an old auditorium that was hot and stuffy. The side doors had to be propped open for some air circulation. As I was onstage reciting my lines, the audience started cracking up. My lines weren't meant to be funny, so I checked my fly. Yep, all good. I turned to look around a bit and saw that a stray cat had entered through the open doors and made its way onstage with me. Being the composed actor that I was, I LOST IT! I laughed so hard and could not stop. I'll just leave the acting up to the boys from now on.
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