20170724

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

D's Birthday wasn't the only thing we were celebrating this summer. Just days after school ended we were informed that D had been selected for a gifted program in school! Letting the proud mama moment soak in for a bit :)

Earlier in the year D had completed his first big chapter book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' all by himself and when we discovered that Willy Wonka was coming to Broadway we knew we had to go see it. It was his reward for working so hard throughout the school year and doing so well. But before we went to see the show we took a trip down to Hershey's Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania to make some chocolate. M's sister had come to visit with her husband and kids and it was a fun way to spend the day. Though I do think they went a little crazy with the hairnet requirements.






and then earlier this month we took D to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway. 





It was a fantastic show.. a great first experience for D. I couldn't have imagined a better way to introduce him to the magic of theater. He sat at the edge of his seat, the performances magnificent. I was a little unsure of how they would translate the book in terms of book design and surprisingly they went with a very minimalistic approach and yet it worked perfectly. 

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20170717

D's High Flying 7th Birthday

For the last 2 years D has wanted to go parasailing.. the first year he was to small and the last it was too windy and our trip got canceled. So when his birthday came around we decided to take him along with two of his best friends parasailing.




       
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20170710

lately

I haven't blogged in a bit. Since the summer vacations started things have been busier that I had expected. Ramadan ended and we let off some steam by having friends and family over, then being invited by friends.


Also pretty much immediately started D's crash course swim class.. he hadn't been making much progress with all the years of classes he has taken so when someone recommended a crash course they claimed worked wonders with their child I signed him up.. it was a bit of a drive which meant I lost 3 hours every morning but D learnt how to swim.. So I am a believer and we will be doing this crash course every summer. 

We have been trying our hand at growing a few things this year.. my mother in law is growing mint and coriander while I'm growing strawberries. It has been an inconsistent crop.. we get like two red strawberries every few days and most have so far been consumed by H so we can't be sure if they even taste sweet.  


D turned 7 and more post about that will follow. He requested a homemade confetti cake with orange frosting.


      
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