Last week we had the pleasure of watching two of our children perform in Willy Wonka Jr, a musical.
Drew nailed the part of Willy Wonka. He was the very first actor to enter the stage, and he did it with a SOLO.
Mckenna was the perfect Oompa Loompa. She followed the choreography like a pro!
Jeff and I were squeezing each other’s hands and smiling-so-big-my-face-hurt-after for the entire show.
We were in theater together in high school, so watching our children going down the same path is thrilling.
Especially when they are so. damn. good.
It was overwhelming, thrilling, exciting, filled my heart to BURSTING.
A WONDERFUL night for our little family of six.
that is amazing! they look so proud. :)
we have mr.L in acting class. we can’t wait to see what they grow up to be like!!!
Bravo to them! :)
OMG that must have been amazing! I so hope Miles wants to do that kind of stuff someday!!! WOW!!!
They look fantastic! My son had a part in the middle school play last fall and I know EXACTLY how you feel… you described it perfectly.
so awesome. i can’t imagine the feeling of elation and pride. so cool.
I’m smiling wide and they aren’t even my kids! Congratulations and GOOD JOB to Drew and McKenna
How awesome! No wonder you guys are so proud… congrats to your two up and coming thespians!
LOVE this. way to go, drew + mckenna! i can’t wait to see if my kids will do the same stuff. so fun for you all!
So fun! I always cry happy tears when any of my brood perform.
Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing!! :)
My heart is all full of pride for you!
So fun! Our 5th grade does as musical every spring. My dd is doing Willy Wonka, Jr as well for it. Looks like your kids had a great time with it.
How cute, Jay was “Charley” and John was one of the Grandpas in a children’s theater when we lived in Georgia. I remember that proud feeling well.
That is Awesome!! Congratulations!! :)
that is really cool! love it!
Lovely post! What is the secret to taking good stage shots. I always struggle with school plays/concerts.
OMGeosh… that is so cute. Love the oompa loompa outfit. That would be such a fun play for kids to do. I love the feeling of smiling so hard your face hurts. :)
So very, very cool!
too S*W*E*E*T! good memories…
this is awesome! i can hear your heart through your typing!! i know that feeling of smiling to your spouse…so proud! wow. you should post a video!! we’d love to hear a bit of it. :)
it is very cool.
oh my gosh TOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!
this is amazing tara~!
bet you could hardly breathe. How wonderfully exciting for you and Jeff to see your children on stage!
awwwww tara…..i think as a parent watching your children find their “thing”…that thing that makes them passionate and seeing them do something they LOVE is one of the BEST things EVAH!!! I have had those moments in watching my girls where I seriously felt like my heart might burst i was so proud……so ummm, yeah, i totally “get” it….looks like an amazing night and one they will never forget :)
Wow they look great! So awesome!
oh, how wonderful! my oldest girls (both 8) are going to theater camp this summer. we are so excited!
Fantastic! I always love watching my kids perform too. It takes me back to my time performing. I love watching them play sport too though, so maybe it’s just a mother thing!
I LOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!! Willy Wonka (the original) is my ALLLL time favorite movie. VIOLET YOU’RE TURNING VIOLET!!! And Drew had the lead?! THAT’S A BIG DAMN DEAL!!! McKenna looks on top of the world :) She’s the cutest oompa loompa I’ve ever seen :) YAYYYYY FOR MUSICALS!!!!
OH what I wouldn’t give to have seen this! I can totally see Drew on the stage. Love that he and Kenners are total hams! You so deserve this moment. Would have been awesome to see you and Jeff beaming too! love you belle
Smiling with joy for you and your family. I just love your family posts. I love your kids’ stories. Thanks for sharing!
Sorry we missed it. Darn that teachers strike. Pappa Jamie wants to know if there is a video????
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. what a thrill, sniff sniff.
That is so awesome! I feel your joy!
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