Happy Sunday! I ended up having a pretty great Saturday, after some plans shifted and my day unexpectedly opened up.
The morning was fairly lazy but included checking off a couple more months worth of photo organization. Still chugging along on this photo project.
Ethan and I cleaned out his closet. It badly needed it and had been bugging me for a long time. We did get interrupted…about 15 minutes in a bunch of his friends showed up on bikes, announcing a kick ball game was about to take place. His room looked like this at the moment (plus more, not shown):
But it made my heart happy to hear the excited shouts of all those kids out the window, so I shooed both boys outside and we finished the closet later. 🙂 Closets can wait.
I made some oatmeal raisin cookies, too. MMMM they are so good. I always forget about oatmeal raisin. I love them! Why do I not make them more often?? Easy, too.
The evening brought the highlight of the day. We finally joined the rest of the modern world and watched Hamilton!! omg. I had wanted to for so long, but I don’t know, we just never put it on! We loved it.
I am always just blown away with Broadway performances in general. The artistry, the talent, the music, the staging…I seriously don’t know how they do it.
And this show is just exceptional for so many reasons. WOW WOW WOW. (If you are unaware, this is the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. But it is a history story like never before!) The creative twist on this is just genius, the cast is unreal…so good. Loved it. Would be amazing to see it live!! But I’m at least grateful for the Disney+ streaming option.
The boys were a little hit or miss on it. Asher said he couldn’t understand all of the lyrics (which, I get. The hip hop style was actually a little challenging for me, too, in some parts. It is pretty quick.) They watched, but were kind of in and out a bit. Oh well. I tried to give a little back story AND reminded them that we actually saw Alexander Hamilton’s grave in New York a couple years ago…
My favorite quotes from the show:
“I am not throwing away my shot.“ – Alexander Hamilton. (This scene was just so awesome!!! I love the play on words in the drinking scene, plus of course the overall greater meaning of “his shot”/ opportunity. This is such a cool mantra, too. Seize the moment! Don’t waste an opportunity that you are lucky to have. Make it happen.)
“Immigrants…we get the job done!”– Alexander Hamilton & Marquis de Lafayette. (Ivan especially got a good chuckle out of this line. Hahaha!)
“Talk less. Smile more.”– Aaron Burr 😊
“Raise a glass to freedom, something they can never take away.” –John Laurens
“I will kill your friends and family, to remind you of my love.” – King George III (omg the King of England was hilarious!!!! He just cracked me up in every scene!)
“Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.” – George Washington
“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”– Alexander Hamilton
How’s your weekend going? Are you a Hamilton fan? Have you seen it? Ivan and I both loved it.
I am grateful for the slightly gloomy day yesterday. It felt nice to stay in, bake, clean, watch movies, etc. I had the window open and it just drizzled on and off, too. Felt cozy.