Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I'm not a very good housekeeper.

But lately, things have really gone downhill. It turns out that I've not only been living with dust bunnies, but I've been snuggling with them and kissing them goodnight.

Every two years, our local elementary school hosts the Missoula Children's Theater, giving our very rural kids an opportunity to star in a dramatic production that's a little bit more sophisticated than our annual church Christmas pageant. 

This year's production was "The Princess and the Pea." 


Our oldest daughter had dreams of being a princess and was quite distraught to be cast as a dust bunny.


Even more distressing than being cast as a dust bunny was the fact that her little brother was a dust bunny, too.

I happen to think they made rather cute dust bunnies. They're much cuter than the ones lurking underneath the refrigerator, anyway.

Riley was cast as Splash, a river runner. His job was to run in the river to keep the water flowing. 


He thought his costume made him look like a rapper. I'm uncertain if that's what he's trying to look like in this picture, but coming up with a good picture of an eleven-year-old boy is more challenging than you'd think. Considering that he had a cold, he had been rehearsing long hours all week, the stage lights were hot, and his autistic brain was overloaded, it's a wonder I captured a photo at all. His acting was excellent, though, so we'll call it a success.

Much more successful than my housekeeping.


Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

ok, you had me fooled. I thought i was really going to see your dust bunnies because you're not a very good housekeeper!
The dust bunny kids are so much sweeter! Cute costumes.

Anonymous said...

Awww, wish my dust bunnies were half as cute as yours! lol


Mum-me said...

How humiliating to have to be a dust bunny like little brother. I can really appreciate that sentiment.

Hope they all had a great time.

Bush Babe said...

Totally cute dust bunnies!!! My bunnies take the form of horrid little rodents invading my pantry... and wishing dust bunnies were the worst of my housekeeping worries!!!

oregonative said...

The Mazoula Children's Theater visits our town too (Clatskanie, Oregon) and my kids have enjoyed being in those plays so much over the years. Keep up the good work. I enjoy your pictures and blog so much!

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