I was a little off to the side and didn't get great pictures. I was having a camera malfunction, was busy running backstage despite my best intentions, and planned to get still images off the video, which ahhhem, the camera man didn't have centered on the stage. So these are some of the best of the bunch and will have to do. Sadly.
Adrian as Gum. I was so proud of him for learning all those lines. He was 6! (Okay, turned 7 a few weeks later, but still!)
The oldest Fossil sisters confronting their guardian. Of course I'm proud of Evie too. She took this quite seriously, as much as an artsy minded 9 year old can.
Adrian and Sylvia as Mr. & Mrs. Simpson, the boarders, arriving at Gum's house.
The Fossil sisters about to make a vow.
At the ballet school.
The actors during "Questions and Answers".
We celebrated with cupcakes in their beautiful yard, it was a lovely day, considering the lack of sunshine in Seattle this year. There's Ainsley right in the thick of it, having a blast. I think she actually enjoyed all the activity around the house.
The girls enjoyed seeing their names and pictures in the program, which we created using our Creative Memories scrapbooking software.
This production dominated much of my time and attention in May and June. Another one of those things that spiraled out of control into something much bigger than initially intended. So although it was an experience of a lifetime, I was relieved to get back to life as usual. Not that life as usual is easy or fun. But my life + elaborate production is particularly exhausting. Miss Busybody decided to make a chalk drawing of the cast on the patio the second we got home. I don't know where she gets her energy. Next time she tries to talk me into doing something crazy, remind me to say NO, no matter how persistent she is at asking!