Monday, May 30, 2016

Lexi Turns One !

So it's party time!

All the pics are here.

Memorial Day Tradition

Breakfast at McClintock's was a significant tradition at the Compound when Robob was here. It was practically mandatory for Memorial Day weekend when he would put on his paratrooper shirt and proudly wear it to breakfast. Not that he would talk much about his experiences, but you could readily tell that his war experience left indelible marks. So, today, we remember. Lots of things.

511th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Today at McClintock's, a Bloody Maria
for Robob and for all who serve.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Legally Blonde Previews Tonight

It's all coming together! And the show previews tonight, opens tomorrow night. Tonight's a bit unique in Compound history. There will be FOUR Compound dwellers actively engaged in the show. Serafina is in it, of course, but in addition, Tracy, Lynn, and I will be moving sets. It's how I "earned" my tech crew shirt for this show. Did you know Tracy and Lynn led the set team from design all the way through?! We're pretty excited...

Legally Blonde the Musical, Jr.
Presented by Coastal Youth Theatre
Directed by Natalia Salsbury
In the Studio Theatre at the Clark Center
May 20-29, 2016

The Delta Nu set.
Just love how the sets/props crew is in UPS shirts!
We deliver! On time and to the right spike!
The Hair Salon set.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"No pictures of me"

That's what Matteo reported to Tracy from the free magazine stand in front of Doc Burnstein's in the Village after celebrating the cousins birthdays with ice cream. I looked at Tracy a little inquisitively, and she mentioned that Matteo had been on the cover of Central Coast Family Magazine quite a bit lately. I had no idea. But sure enough, the May 2016 cover. Tracy would not have known but for someone mentioning they thought Tracy was on the cover, but "the kids looked too young." Yup, this shot was taken a few years ago...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cal Poly Pier

The Cal Poly Pier (near Avila Beach) is only open to the public two Saturday mornings per year. So, Papa Jamie, Matteo, and AJ took advantage of today's Open House.

All the pics are here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Noah's Baptism

Cousin Noah, that is. Most of the boys (all but Sam who was with Don and Zoe) ran over to Visalia today to attend cousin Noah's baptism. And then stay and play with everyone and have a little lunch at Nicola and Danny's place for a while. The adults didn't see much of the kids! The trip included a stop at Big Bubba's Bad BBQ in Paso Robles on the way home - oh my!

The stage direction given was "be depressed."

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"Best Day Ever"

Them's mighty powerful words from such a little girl, but she managed to squeeze them out on the way to the car at the end of the day. Tracy and Serafina joined Erin and family at Disneyland today. I hear Tower of Terror was a first...