Over french toast.
Conversation about China's population,
evolution of Mosasaurs (to modern day lizards),
and the evolution and decline of Coelocanths.
(though some are still around.)
That was over french toast, too. ♥
Menu planning for two weeks (that takes three of us)
Practice for The Talent Show for one,
and JPOG (Jurassic Park : Operation Genesis) for the other.
Round two of the day's exercise for Mama... while Trevy kept me company and lectured me on prehistory.
( I love it when he keeps me company, and talks my ear off!) ♥
Getting ready for the talent show....
making our Judge cards...
Clearly my children are very familiar with 'American Gothic'.
Which is why I don't ask them to pose, stop, or "look at me" for photos. :/
which with much hilarity took up the rest of our day.
(Hula-ing, looking up jokes, mastering tricks with the magic wand Santa brought her....
then it was time for him to practice, too.
Okay, Ladies and Gentlemen.... let the show begin!
Our first round: Madeleine performed magic tricks.
Trev's first act was stand-up comedy.
I got booed, much to my surprise. Eric said he would have gonged me, had he the choice.
Dad, naturally, played music.
Which was cause for much more hilarity, as he'd take so long that we'd clap before he was done, which he later admitted was Most Embarrassing. :)
Madeleine did puppy tricks.
Trev went for a second round of stand-up.
Mama played Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on the piano.
And they still weren't properly impressed. sheesh.
Dad played the guitar. Again. (With much clapping every twenty seconds or so, to hurry him along.)
Mama sang and danced (rather wildly) to When the Saints Come Marching In.
With the tambourine, accompanied by Judy (a mostly-invisible family friend) on the keyboard.
I got high marks for that one.
Madeleine whistled for her next act. Or tried to... hard to do when you're smiling and laughing.
Trev had more jokes,
Dad had an impromptu song-writing debut,
and Mama played (and sang) Do-Re-Mi on the keyboard.
Mama to her son, when everyone else was asleep for the night:
"Did you have a nice day, today?"
"Yeah, I did."
"Did you enjoy the talent show?"
"Yeah. It was fun. Albeit over-the-top. Which is pretty much the point."
Yup. It is.
Life is sweet.