I’ve got a blueberry for a daughter!

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.


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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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!!!!

  5. 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

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