|My mom, brother Kent and my dad|
On a side note, he used to have "stray rules" way back when I was young. Generally, we were only allowed one stray animal picked up on the side of the road at a time. Over the years, he has softened and currently he has a pit bull in the backyard and a cat colony that lives on the front porch. (I remember one time in high school when I brought home a supposed neutered male cat missing his tail from the mall parking lot. Shortly after, we were a bit shocked when "Bob" delivered a litter of kittens. We were concerned we had drastically violated the one stray cat rule, but that wasn't the only litter of kittens I brought home, so somehow litters kind of started counting as just one.)
JD was wise and learned early on that I had my mother's same animal compassion, so he hasn't really bothered with many stray rules. Of course, it really helps to live on a farm, not in a neighborhood.
Anyway, my mom has come for my sisters' drama production that is tonight! My children are all in it. Julia, Elijah, Selah and Bella have non-speaking parts, but they are going to try and control the passover lamb as he also makes his debut performance. (JD is off at the farm picking him up as I type). Between the children and the lamb, it will be most entertaining I am sure.
These pictures were taken at last night's dress rehearsal. It was semi-dress for my crew as Bella looked like a gypsy, rather than a little Hebrew girl, and Ben had an elaborate costume of his own choosing that resembled the prince of Egypt. I will get new pictures tonight of their final costumes.
|Selah, Elijah and Bella|
Tori and up have speaking parts. They are doing a good job, especially since the first thing we all say to Tori and Ben every time they speak is, "I can't hear you!"
|Ben, David and James|
Hoping for good attendance and reception tonight since this is put on for the Afghan refugees that my sister works with!