OBSERVATIONS: Project Life, Week Eleven can be summed up in one word: NARNIA!
As you know, my children were recently in a production of Narnia: The Musical, based on the much loved book by C.S. Lewis.
On Saturday, the cast did a photo shoot between their afternoon and evening performances. The great thing about this theater company is that they let the parents attend the shoot so we can take pictures right along side the pro photographer hired to do the shoot.
(Little side story: the photographer is also an actor, director and all-around theater guy, and he directed both the kids last year in The Wiz. I'd gotten to know him a bit and he remembered me not because of my charm or my talented kids, but because of my Canon L Series 24-70 mm lens. When he showed up for the shoot, I could see it in his eyes as plain as day: lens lust. So I offered it up. Why not? He traded me his Canon 85 mm 1.8 for the day and I think I got some amazing shots myself.)
Anyhoo… I knew this week would feature the best shots I could take and that it would be the focus of Project Life for the week. In all, I saw the show five times and only cried during the last two. I'm telling you, seeing Cole up there, speaking with that cockney accent, bringing the house down with laughter… seeing my daughter up there, exuding a wicked sense of evil then coming out for the final curtain bow… those are things I never ever want to forget.
That said, here are my pages for the week:
Here's a close up of my weekly recap.
And last but not least, a picture of Dan on St. Paddy's Day.
(A shout out to my talented writer friend Amy Pampusch Olson who dubbed him "Bootsy O'Collins.")
I cannot stress enough how much I love this album and this project. I keep opening up the album, looking through it and thinking, "Seriously. I am in love with you, album."
And that is all she wrote for Week Eleven.