Over conference weekend, my sister Jillian came out from DC to hang with us. It was also her birthday, so it was a nice excuse to see a show and see some of the city. She got here on Friday afternoon. We went and grabbed a slice and then saw The Addams Family starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth (we didn't get to see her, she was out of town). It was a fantastic show, actually. Very funny and entertaining, very talented cast. Most of the songs were quite enjoyable. Some of the funniest parts were with the puppetry that they did. The sets were awesome and they did some cool stuff with the curtains. Hard to explain, but it was neat-o. It was all very clever. Nathan Lane was truly amazing. He is such a talented actor, with impeccable comedic timing. A perfect Gomez. I was so glad that I got to see him live. A guy I know from BYU, Clark Johnsen, (he was a Young Ambassador at the same time I was a Folk Dancer... we did Light of the World together, and he was in Whitney's MDT program), was one of the ancestors, so it was fun to see him in it as well.
Saturday we spent most of the day in Central Park after Nate took the boys to the Central Park zoo. We started at Hecksher Playground at the south end of the park, the walked through the mall, up to the lake and Bethesda Fountain. From there we headed to Bow bridge, then up past Cherry Hill to the fountain. Then out of the park by Strawberry Fields. We picked up some jumbo pretzels and ate them on the steps of the Museum of Natural History, then headed home.
|Asher showing off his golf skills. He's actually pretty good.|
|Sayer, charming random park goers. Per usual.|
|Jill and Bart enjoying the sunshine|
|Making wishes at the fountain at the top of Cherry Hill in Central Park|
|Making a wish...|
|and the toss|
|Thinking about what to wish for... pretty sure it had something to do with birds. Shocking, I know.|
|Conference Sunday. Jillian's birthday cake.|
|You can't tell, but they are singing Happy Birthday to Jill|
|We didn't have any candles, but Jill was a good sport and pretended to blow her candles out!|
On Saturday night, we had a lovely dinner out to Deluxe, one of our neighborhood faves. Sunday we listened to conference and baked. Then we had bbq pulled pork sandwhiches, fruit, veggies, and other delicious treats, with some friends in the ward. Jill had to leave late afternoon to get back to DC for school the next day. Thanks for coming out Jill! We had fun as always. Next time, we will get out and see more of the city, promise!