Third grade! Orchestra starting, wonderful new teachers, trying to cram a whole summer of fun in LA into three short weeks, and oh so happy Daddy is home to stay… So much has happened since we got home from our whirlwind summer of travel that I haven’t had a chance to update anything, so here goes with another month’s worth of pictures in one dump. :)We couldn’t wait to get to the beach once we got home!
And we took the kids to the Minion movie for their half birthday “Yes Day”, which was actually a huge sacrifice on my part, and I really can’t stand those yellow creatures. This display was in the lobby.
It was the summer of Shakespeare. We saw Romeo and Juliet. (which both kids loved the first half, and Jacob just didn’t watch the second half- he went to roll down the hill, but Molly was in tears and yelled, “This is so sad. It’s a horrible, horrible play!” But she loved it.) Then Molly and I saw Much Ado About Nothing.
And the kids and I went to see Harry Potter Hamlet, which they both adored. We were actually going to go again today, but it was 95 degrees, and it turns out our love of Shakespeare does in fact have a limit. That limit is sitting mid day in the broiling shadeless park. But this is Molly’s shining face as the show was about to start:
We also went to the Hollywood Bowl for a rehearsal, and got to hear the Bugs Bunny show, which was a treat. While we were there we got tickets to the closing night, to take the kids to their first evening at the bowl. I can’t wait! (Partly because the B-52s and Psychedelic Furs are playing, along with the LA Phil and fireworks!) We spent a day wandering Venice and I just liked this image of them in a tee pee on Abbot Kinney.
And as part of the Shakespeare kick, we watched the movie of Much Ado, and it put us grownups in the mood for an Italian villa, so we took a trip the next day to the Getty. This one is a slide show, so click through. Molly was obsessed with picking all the grapes.
And then it’s time for back to school!
And one of Jacob:
Finally… they’re in school and orchestra is starting! So they had to pick instruments. Jacob decided on violin, and Molly wants the clarinet. I was hesitant – I have reed issues. So we took her to a clarinet store to try it out, and she’s in love.
We can’t say no to that face, so those are the instruments for the year. Plus soccer and fencing for Jacob, tennis and Girl Scouts for Molly, and after school classes (we’ll see what they get into!) and we have a very full fall. Not to mention highly anticipated visits from Grandma Rose, Aunt Debbie, an apple picking adventure all planned and a certain show debuting in November… what wonderful things we have to look forward to, all in the upcoming months!