Yesterday, my mother-in-law Denise and I took the girls to NSU's production of "Mary Poppins."
Teresa loved last summer's "Hairspray" at the ACT and the school plays at Northwestern.
It occurred to me yesterday morning that this would be Rachel's first play. With Mary Poppins actually flying on and off stage, it set the bar pretty high! She said she loved it and it was like a movie.
I've decided these experiences need to be more frequent in our repertoire. With our children now all old enough to appreciate (and sit through) productions, I can now begin to share my appreciation of theatre and music with them.
We began our Easter celebration with Easter Vigil on Saturday night.
We hosted Easter dinner at our house. Nathan and Teresa planned something entirely new for the afternoon this year. They practiced all day on Saturday to present a BMX Bike Race for our family. As plans progressed, the race became not only for entertainment, but also a fundraiser for Cranio Care Bears. (Rachel decided to put her proceeds toward her American Girl doll fund.) :)
They got Rachel on board to sell lemonade and KoolAid before the race. They also sold raffle tickets for five cents, with the winner getting to announce the winners of the race.
In the end, they raised $11.40, which will help mail care packages to families facing cranio surgeries.