James and the Giant Peach
Brendan was given an unbelievable opportunity – sharing the lead role in James and the Giant Peach with his best friend Cam. The cast included a few “old friends” and many news ones. Bren worked really hard and we were so proud of him. It was a fantastic show. Watching him in his element is always amazing but watching him sing on stage in this show was something truly special. It was a very emotional final performance saying goodbye to such a special role. So many friends and family members had the chance to see him too- even his sixth grade teachers!
We celebrated Memorial Day weekend in one of our favorite places – Canobie Lake! There were hardly lines and the kids had fun bringing a friend each- which meant Chris and I could ride our favorite rides over and over again! Bonus- it was Olivia’s birthday to so the Parisi and Sales families came along too!
Chris’ cousin David and his family came to Boston for the weekend and we got to hang out with Wallace cousins! The boys love catching up with family!
This year’s Condon School musical was Seussical. Brendan’s part was Sour Kangaroo – sassy and sparkly. Bren had a great time making the part his own (wig and all) and having fun with all his school theater friends. We are forever thankful that he has such great opportunities at his school!
I had minor surgery a week before Easter and was recovering the actual week of Easter so much of it was a blur. But like all family holidays, we spent this one with family. And Brendan getting to wear a bunny costume to make Emilee laugh!
For many years we have gone to the circus with Chris’ parents. This year was another trip – and we enjoyed it like so many other years!
Aidan is loving music. He performed with his school band in the Spring Concert and with the Junior Jazz Band (Due Band). He plans to participate this summer in a music program at school to continue. It’s so fun to see him enjoying learning something new!
Aidan is 14. We are not sure how that happened. It feels like we were just celebrating his 4th birthday! Soon enough we will have ourselves an official high schooler!
Great Wolf Lodge
Saint Patrick’s Day in Southie is a very messy day. We decided to get away and go to Great Wolf Lodge. Even more fun – going with cousins! The kids enjoyed the water rides, activities, freedom of moving around on their own. It was a fun way to escape and have some family time. As cool as the boys think they are and as “over” as they may be with hanging out with us, having Emilee around makes it fun for everyone!
For Aidan’s birthday this year he asked to attend PAX East with his friends. The five of them spent the day playing video games, looking at new video games and taking in all of the cosplay. They most especially liked being on their own and asked to do it again next year!