Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mid-State Fair

Matt and I took the kids to the Mid-Sate Fair (except Serafina who was in The Jungle Book at the SLO Little Theatre). Man it was hot, but the kids were troopers and we did have a good time exploring the pavilions, food courts, and pens, and arena shows. The "Something Ridiculous" jugglers were, well, ridiculously impressive and funny. AJ kept yelling "Some-thiiiing Ree diiiiik clee us!" David and Johnny spotted a copy of their dump truck with a plant in it. A big thrill for me was seeing the Budweiser clydesdale horses. The slurpees and IPAs at the end were right on point!

All the pics are here.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Jungle Book KIDS

Tempus fugit... It seems like getting ready takes forever and then wham, the first weekend of the run is history! Probably the best ACT show we've seen yet. And our Baby Elephant did great. Bravo! to cast and crew!

New Times review July 20, 2016.























Saturday, July 9, 2016

Without a Script I'm Cueless

Always great mottos/tags for PCPA's YPP Jr summer theatre camps! Serafina had a great week culminating in a showcase presentation this morning. All the pics are here. (Last year's motto was "The drama in my life comes with an intermission.")


Monday, July 4, 2016

The 4th

The Gibs threw a pretty big 4th of July bash at their place. I'm sure there were at least 40 of us, with the kids significantly outnumbering the adults. Great time. Learned how to play ladder golf with Serafina - it's fun! And then there was the "controlled chaos" of the fireworks. OMG. Everyone survived. I tried to get some good fireworks pics with the cell phone, but no go (always have your real camera with you). I did manage to get a photo of what become the day's iconic symbol, a helium balloon rocket! It's been a long time since we last made cheesecakes and leeks au gratin.























Here's a great picture of the Littles that Tracy took before we went over to the party - when they were still fairly clean.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Trip to Los Olivos

Serafina is in PCPA's summer theatre camp program this week, starting today. And this evening, their whole group is going to see PCPA's Shrek in Solvang. So Matt, Lynn, and Jamie tagged along! We visited Los Olivos along the way, and ended up having a great time. Enjoy Cupcakes was our first stop, and in addition to taking care of ourselves, we got a set of cupcakes to take home to Tracy who volunteered to watch all the other kids all afternoon and evening so we could go, and go early in the afternoon. We stumbled onto Epiphany and Cinque Stelle wine tasting rooms - loved 'em both and want to go back to visit the Bubble Shack (champagnes) next door, too. Last stop in Los Olivos was dinner at Sides Hardware and Shoes for dinner - a fantastic find. Even Serafina got wrapped up in the gourmet-ness!

A few more pics are here.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Theatre Wall of Fame

Check out the poster wall Tracy got up in the family room! For all kinds of info about our theatre adventures, check out our Theatrics page. Compound dwellers (sometimes up to 4 at a time) have been involved in all of these shows. And this isn't all of them.


Bye Bye Birdie Cookies

Check out the fantastic "character cookies" that MJ Johnson made for the cast and crew of Bye Bye Birdie! Labor of love, and lots of hours. You should have seen everyone buzzing around these pans, marveling. Here's more on Bye Bye Birdie.