Friday, July 29, 2011

CMS Musical Theater Camp

Emma is at musical theater camp this week and tonight she will perform "It's a Hard-Knock Life," from the musical Annie. She is in other numbers but her solo speaking part is from this song. What is the line that she will be shouting tonight?

"You'll stay up 'til this dump shines like the top of the Chrysler Building!"
-From the song It's the Hard Knock Life from the musical Annie based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan which opened its original Broadway production in 1977 starring Andrea McArdle.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dinner and Dancing

What to do when it is too hot to go outside after dinner?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Garden late July

The freezing cold winter and the very hot summer (yesterday it was 98 degrees) has done great things for our plants!

Rock and Roll

Not everyone in the household appreciates music.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day #1 at overnight camp

These photos were sent by the camp. E. is in the neon green "be your own boss" T-shirt. Third from the left in the front row.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Overnight camp

Running to the cabin after we said "goodbye."
Looking for their cabin. Yes, my daughter did bring a rolling suitcase to camp.
Joe in the luggage cart
Chris and Joe by the lake.

We dropped Emma and her friend off at their first overnight camp today. They both were excited and ready to do everything as soon as we arrived. Another plus--a favorite counselor from the local YMCA day camp is at the overnight this week and so is his sister. It's a pretty spot and the girls seemed very happy.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

First Lost Tooth

While we were in Boston, Joe lost his first tooth (at age 8)! The two bottom adult teeth have come all the way in but the bottom baby teeth have not fallen out. He is scheduled to have them extracted next week. So, we were surprised that he lost a tooth on top. It was loose but we thought the bottom two would either fall or be taken out first.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Got Rights?

We visited the National Women's Rights Museum in Seneca Falls, NY. At this spot in 1848 a number of soon-to-be famous women (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony) and some already famous men (including Frederick Douglas) gathered together a signed the Declaration of Sentiments. The impetus for this meeting began when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott traveled to England for an antislavery convention but were not allowed to enter the convention hall because they were women. They returned to the United States and called a women's rights convention in the town where Stanton lived.

4th of July in Boston