Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The beginning....everyone trying to jostle into the front.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Mommy and Ryan.
She really does.
Earlier in the month, some playground time. Do you ever get too old for see saws and burying each other in sand?
And finally, even Comet was brought home a souvenir from the festival. He's thrilled.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
At the above concert venue, we got there early enough to see one of the musicians arrive. He was the cellist - Lawrence Granger - and he was awesome. He had forgotten his checkbook that night and felt so bad that all he could give Ryan was $60 cash to buy raffle tickets. Ryan was unbelievably thrilled - that was his biggest sale ever! So we got a picture of them together.
We also figured out that we have to be in a path where people have to pass by you. We tried Zellarbach on the Berkeley campus, but the space is way too wide open and people can avoid your table like the plague.
And his tally so far? 44 hours of selling. 455 people purchased tickets. 1,129 tickets sold. For a grand total of $2,005. We've guessed that for every sale he's probably said his pitch 10-20 times. So that would be somewhere between 4,000-10,000 utterings of "Excuse me, would you like to buy a raffle ticket to help the San Francisco Boys Chorus?" His goal is $3,000 and he only has until June 3. The money he raises helps pay for his trip to Eugene where they'll be participating this year in a children's choral festival called PICCFest. We talked last night about how much work it is and how we don't know if we're up for it next year. But as he said - "well, you know mom, next year I'll be in the Concert level (the highest group - he's being promoted in June) and there's even more responsibility....and they tour a lot more." Oh yeah.
He thinks he can make his goal...and I hope he can because he's worked his little heart out.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
And just a random picture of Scott's homemade pizza - Sierra's favorite being pesto, cheese and an egg.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
This is great because the music is so beautiful. The song is called Kawika. Also, there will be a professional DVD so if you're willing to fork out $39.95, you can buy it here. I don't think I'm quite ready to cough up that much cash.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Next, find a group of people at the beach who are celebrating a birthday, then perform for them to get experience in front of an audience (sorry you can't hear the song):
And sneak in a solo rehearsal or two:
Then block and rehearse your dance:
Some final touches with the flowers:
Such a pretty smile. And look at that great hula hair!
Pose with sisters - Sarah, Jessica, Jordan, Jasmine (hidden from view) and Sierra - and with judge and Aunty Moe and Uncle Kalen:
2nd place Wahine Hula Auana
1st place Wahine Hula Medley
1st place Music
1st place Costume (older girls)
Best Hapa Haole presentation