Lily loves to act!
She puts on a lot of "shows" for us at home, makes commercials... but she has started a "real" acting career this summer!!! :-)
Last summer Anne asked if she could sign Lily up for acting camp! Lily was so excited! She practiced and performed The Sound Of Music.
This summer she wanted to do it again! Lily participated in not one, but TWO weeks of acting camp!
The first week was one of Lily's most favorite plays - Annie! She was so excited, but also a little timid and nervous. She did a wonderful job. The very next week, she did The Wizard of Oz! And the best part??? She got the lead! She played Dorothy!!!
We were all very excited that she had speaking parts in the second play. She was more confident and did an even better job! We were so proud!!!!
Here we all are with the star of the play!
(Side note: Ava Grace screamed through Annie and had to be taken out. I think she was overwhelmed by all the people and noise. At The Wizard of Oz, however, we had a front row seat and she did great! She watched the entire play and was mesmerized by Lily's wonderful performance! YAY!)
Lily with Erin, Jay, and Anne!
We are so thankful to have this sweet family in our lives! They may not be "officially" related, but they are family in our hearts! Thank you, Anne, for making Lily's acting career possible! We sure do appreciate all that you do for us and the girls!
Mimi and Pap might just be Lily's biggest fans! :-) They were at both performances as well. Thank you both for making Lily's performance in The Wizard of Oz possible and for helping with transportation in the afternoons! We couldn't have done it without your help! We sure do feel blessed to have such a loving family!!!
Jodi and Silas came to both performances as well! Silas impressed us both times by being so sweet and so quiet during the performances!!!! It meant the world to Lily (and to us) to have you there!!!
Aunt Jan was there cheering also! (Are you getting the picture that Lily had quite the cheering section??? lol) We were tickled pink that you got to come to see Lily in both plays! We sure do love you!
And I have to give a special shout out to these two! Rob (above) and Crystal (below)! They came to Annie to cheer Lily on and they came to the pre-play dinner we had before the Wizard of Oz. We appreciate you both and we can't thank you enough for helping out with Ava Grace during Annie! Thanks to y'all (especially Crystal), I was able to stay and see most of Lily's play!
This isn't the first time Crystal has taken care of our screaming wee one and we appreciate the help! (And yes... that's purple hair you see in the picture of Crystal... right before she went completely blue! ;-)
We are so proud of Lily.
We are so blessed with and through family and friends.
Our hearts are full!