Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Maisie's Camera Part 2


Ben in his room

Mommy and Daddy

My cousins are here!  It's Uncle Jack's birthday

Uncle Jack, Liam, Jackson and Daddy
Grandma and Me


Liam and Jackson

Maisie's Camera

Maisie got a camera for Christmas so here we go - life as Maisie sees it...............

Good Christmas presents

Monday, December 12, 2011

This could lead to something very bad

Ho Ho Ho

Someone was a nervous this weekend while meeting up with Santa - I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Samantha.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hook - Day Two

So Maisie now knows there is alot of work involved in being in a staged production. She was excited for show #2 this afternoon but running out of steam by show #3. She did a great job in both shows though, here is a few shots of day two.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hook - A REAL show

This evening was Maisie's big stage debut in the park district production of Hook. The kids involved have been practicing and working since Sept. It was a great show - here are a few backstage shots (taken by Maisie) and a few of Maisie with her adoring fans at the end.

We really could title this entry "A STAR IS BORN" I believe that tonight Maisie is the happiest girl alive. According to her biography at the play Maisie is "determined to be a star". Hmmmm..... we'll have to see what happens!

A few shots of the lost boys backstage before the show starts - from Maisie

With John and I - as you can see she still does not have an agent - she still loves us :-)

"What, Maisie is on stage?"
So this is what it's like to be famous!
Maisie could get used to this.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just another Remake....

Now for anyone who knew my cousins Les and Matt and my brother Jack and me growing up you'll remember quite well (although maybe not fondly) that every time we got together we would have a "show". Didn't matter if it was for a few hours or a week long get away, a huge part of our time together would consist of us planning the costuming, programming, and all other important details of "the show". "The show would then turn into every adult present sitting and watching us perform some very well honed talents for as long as we could get them to sit (roller skating, dancing, singing, circus performing, re-enacting "Grease" or lipsincing to Ktel Records - you name it, we did it!). Well flash ahead 30+ years and imagine my surprise as I heard Maisie bossing Jackson, Fiona, Sammy, and Ben around saying "hurry up, it's almost time for the show". I peaked down in the basement and low and behold they were working on a show!!! About the only details worked out tonight were the roles, costuming and the plan of it being "Peter Pan". I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Luckily today we have flip cams- we can edit it and everyone can watch from afar.

Drum Roll Please

Presenting the Cast of Peter Pan:

Ps.... Peter Pan seems to have been replaced by a very disturbing looking clown - I guess that's the twist that will keep us guessing.....


Stanek visit

The Stanek and Zink kids got to hook up with one another for a few hours today. A great time was had by all!

Ben and Liam getting in some guys time

Maisie and Delaney plotting some kind of trouble