Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ready for The Imaginary Invalid

We're headed to OSF today to see "The Imaginary Invalid." I just read the Wikipedia synopsis to Aubrey and it sounds hilarious.

I bought our tickets last May through the "family day" special -- where every seat in the house is $15 on this day -- and we've got A+ seats this time! We took our kids to see "Pirates of Penzance" earlier this year -- we had balcony seats then -- and that was a hilarious time, too.

I think my new favorite thing about going to plays is sitting next to Dane and Aubrey and seeing what makes them laugh. At "Pirates," Aubrey was on the edge of her seat giggling most of the time.

We'll see what happens today.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Man, we love this kid...

Happy 11th Birthday, Dane!

It's too baaaaad he isn't any weirder.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

After Apple Picking

Three hours into juicing apples in our back yard -- and after lots of chatter from Aubrey about how much fun it is to pick your own free apples, how cool it is to operate the juicer, how great the juice tastes, and how maybe even sometime we could sell our juice -- she says, "This is probably the best thing that's ever happened to our family!!!"
Funny update 1: When I teased Aubrey about her comment, she changed it to "This is probably the best thing that's ever happened to our family -- in the back yard!

Yeah, that clears things up. So cute.

Update 2: I listened. I heard that she wanted to try to make some money. So we set up the juicer in the front yard on Tuesday after school, along with some signs and some mighty yelling, and the kids made $12 selling a cup of fresh squeezed apple juice for a buck apiece. And each cup was soooo tasty -- people were astounded.