We've just finished a CRAZY busy weekend, full of church activities, birthday parties, and family time. It started on Friday afternoon, when Chris and I went to rehearse for the Good Friday service, which took place that evening. Our church had a clown/mime service for Good Friday, with one of our visiting priests (Father Leo) acting the role of the clown, Tug. Chris and I worked with a talented harpist, Suzanne, to provide the background music.
When I was a teenager, I formed friendships with a few special women from our church. Suzanne was one of those women. She and I actually took a clowning workshop from Father Leo when I was in high school. (Of course, my clown name was Rainbow, as I was obsessed with rainbows as a teen.) It was a beautiful, moving service, and it brought back so many memories of my teen years. Of course, it was especially wonderful to make music with Suzanne again after all those years!
Saturday morning my sister and I took our dad out to brunch at Seasons and Regions to celebrate his birthday. After that, I rushed home to get everything sorted out for Kieran's birthday party, which commenced at the movie theater. We went to see "Mirror Mirror" with five of his school friends, his cousins, Nicholas, and my brother's girlfriend's son, Reign. Although the movie had received mixed reviews, we all enjoyed it. Nadine and I chuckled at the fact that Julia Roberts is now the stepmom instead of the leading lady. I liked the fact that Snow White saved herself instead of relying on the prince, but unfortunately she didn't get to rule the kingdom in the end because the spell over her father was broken and he returned to take his place on the throne.
|At the movie theater|
|Kieran and Cece in a rematch of their spicy competition|
|Singing happy birthday and getting ready to eat frozen lemon cream pie |
(Kieran's a lemon freak)
|He liked the pie so much he decided to put his face into it!|
|With his friend Kayra (and the Sasquatch claw Kayra gave him)|
|Mike with his mum|
|The birthday crew|
|So glad to see my bro so happy!|
|Kieran with friends at church|
|Nick searching for eggs|
|The bigger kids|
|And the young women|
|With Mike during the egg hunt|
|My wonderful mom|
|The boys after the egg hunt|
|And after church|