If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Once Upon A Lilly Pad- Our Stage Debut
When I returned from China, Sam informed me that the 2nd grade musical was coming up and that he was auditioning for the lead role. Had found a dollar in his pocket (that may have been from God because they kid can't keep from spending every dime he has) and purchased the music CD at school and had already learned the audition lines.
I was a bit surprised by his enthusiasm and acts of responsibility toward this goal. I was also a bit nervous because it seemed to me like the big parts should go to a teacher's kid or someone the music teacher knows well and can count on to be there and do the work. That is not a shot, it is just what I would do if I were casting 2nd graders.
The day of the audition came and he walked out very sad because so many kids auditioned that he didn't get a chance that day. He would have to wait one more day. On the day they announced the roles, I rehearsed in my head how I would comfort him when he didn't get it. I know that sounds terribly pessimistic but I am just being honest.
So Sam ran out of school, came up to me, and said "Guess what mom. I got Freddie the frog! I am the lead!" I couldn't believe it. Apparently when they announced it at school, he jumped up and started screaming. We went home and called the family to let them all know. Sam learned 8 scenes of lines in one weekend. He was thrilled and we are so proud of our little Freddie.
The performances were yesterday and he did AMAZING! It looks like we have a theatre kid on our hands. I love when we get to see what our kids are passionate about and get to watch them walk in it. I can't wait to see who my little frog tries out for next.
Here are a few pics from his big day.
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