Friday, January 29, 2016

We have a birthday boy!!

Vinny is 12!!  12 years ago today Vinny made his entrance a grand one,  intubated in the NICU, 4 weeks early and with pneumonia.  He has kept us on our toes since, carving out his own path in our crazy family.

Currently he is rehearsing for Peter Pan, where he will be one of the pirates.  He has had a crazy busy week, with tech rehearsal every day from the time school is out, not getting home until almost 9 pm.  We have had to wake him early every morning, as early as 5:45 am, to then do his homework.  He hasn't complained once, and managed to get all his work done (well, I think.  We will see what the portal says)

The kids lining up to get their mics on

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to help out back stage at one of the tech rehearsals.  It was my first time ever watching one of these and I was impressed.  They worked the entire 4 hours (minus a 20 min dinner break).  An incredible amount of work goes into these shows.

 I can't wait to see the shows this weekend.

The traditional sprinkle waffles with ice cream for breakfast!

This morning was a bit rough.  I got him up early to do his homework.  We then realized he left his Wordly Wise (language arts) book at the theater.  No problem, he can work on the vocab sheet.  That was also no where to be found.  Classic Vinny.  I suppose the biggest surprise was that this was the first day all week for this to happen.  He was a trooper though.  I brought him to school 40 min early and he knocked on the teachers door.  Luckily she was there and she let him in to borrow her book.  He got it all done!

No tech tonight!  It happens to be Bronco Night at school and Vinny wanted to go.  Pete was (and still is as I type this) gone at the Little League draft.  We had a quick pizza dinner, opened his present, then he went off to Bronco Night with a couple of buddies.

What did he get?  He wasn't sure what it was at first.

 Now he sees it...

A guitar!!  He has been asking to play off and on for the last 6 months.  Looks like we are adding guitar lessons to baseball, musical theater, and voice lessons.

Happy birthday to my boy of many talents!  We can't wait to hear you rock that guitar!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I love to see the arts come to life in Vinny and oh, what life he has. Happy birthday!