Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shakespeare in the Park

Tonight, we had the pleasure of eating a picnic dinner with friends at the park. It's summer and Shakespeare in the park has officially started. Dan's friend from seminary is playing the lead role in Hamlet this year. St. Louis Today did an article about the upcoming performance. I was impressed by the thoroughness of the interview with Jim. He mentioned a lot about his faith and it actually made it into the interview!

The pre-show was entertaining, complete with jugglers, belly dancers, musicians and fire eaters!

Elijah did a great job, reading books and coloring quietly for the first bit. He was good about using his library voice and being respectful to others.

Every once in a while, he would get interested in the story, remembering we were all watching a show. Later, he got distracted by the red wagon and quietly played in it for 30 minutes. Who needs a babysitter when you have a red wagon??

Even though we only stayed for the first half, it was great to be outside with good food while supporting our friend Jim. When we got home, I asked Elijah to clean up his magnetic letters and numbers (we try to clean up before bed-no matter what time it is). Eli carefully put his magnets back on the fridge all in a row...

...then got tired and proceeded to clean up while laying down on the floor. Poor little guy went straight to bed after that.


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