Monday, July 5, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up: a little excitment, a little freedom

Friday night, our holiday weekend started with In the Heights at the Pantages. Granted, we saw this on Broadway, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Tony-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his original role. Now, we loved the Broadway production, and it was chock-full of amazing performances, but Miranda was so worth seeing it again! He has that "it" factor where the performance comes from passion beautifully mixed with talent that just makes you feel like you're soaring. Not to mention, it's an amazing musical!

Sylvia was most definitely soaring after the show when we went to the stage door and Miranda talked to her. She told him she was about to be in her first community theatre production, he wished her luck, even sang a few bars from the show! She was flying!

Saturday was kind of a lost day. I can't say I did much of value, starting with sleeping in until about 10! Been a long time since I've done that. The girls were also sleepy, considering we didn't get home from the show 'til midnight or so. I didn't feel much like getting dressed, let alone doing laundry, so I didn't.

On Sunday, we went to my parents' house for a Fourth of July meal and Sylvia suggested the girls spend the night there. Fabulous! Had enough energy to get the shopping done, do laundry, and then just enjoy some peace and quiet at home.

The girls have been home for an hour, and so far, so good. I've decided to enable a little more negative thinking when it comes to parenting. Just a good hour is worth enjoying for all its worth!

I haven't posted Parentella links lately, so I'll leave you with these. Another post inspired by the book Girl in Translation, a bit of a rant on the bureaucracy involved in education, and my rationalization on why I don't always choose education as our top priority.


Laura said...

I loved In the Heights. I saw it with him on Off Broadway. You could tell that this play was going to be removing the Off soon. So much energy and excitement and positivity. A great play for kids to see!

Vinomom said...

I know I always say this, but I love how many cultured events you and your daughters attend! I am excited in the fall to enroll my daughter in acting/drama/music lessons.

Glad you had a good weekend!

Tara R. said...

That was very gracious for Miranda to take time to talk with some of his younger fans. I bet Sylvia remembers that for a long time.

Mandy said...

Hi April - I was so sorry to read about your meltdown - are you feeling better now? Don't be too hard on yourself. We all need a break sometimes. It sounds like the show and lazy Saturday morning were just the ticket. Enjoy your week on your own - my advice? Be sure to spend some of that time relaxing do some "me" things, not catching up on housework and work.

Take care,


Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for commenting over at my blog today -- I've missed seeing and reading you at LA Moms Blog! And thanks, too, for these thought-provoking links --

I hope you're having a great summer with your girls!