The Pageant starts today!
There is an excitement in the air - the girls can hardly wait for tonight. We started out with district meeting this morning in the grove and went right to the Mullholland parade. There was a break in the schedule this afternoon and so the girls and I went with some friends to see the Young Performing Missionaries production of "The Promise". It was fantastic (again - we saw it last week too)! We grabbed a bit to eat before heading out to all the festivities.
Our evening schedule starts with company meeting at 6:00. I love company meeting - it is another devotional type meeting, but this one is with the entire cast. They have the most incredible speakers and the musical numbers are amazing!
After company meeting we head to the pageant grounds where the pipers warm up while I try to keep up with the girls. There is a "country fair" that the cast puts on before the pageant were you can participate in 1840ish activities - the girls LOVE it! Since they are performing with the band this year, they don't have as much time to visit the booths, but they got a good start today.
STILTS - this booth made the top three of all the girls lists.
Another booth has the hoop games that the kids would play in that era. The girls are quite good at these games too! I still have the hoop that Opa played this same game with as a kid - it is one of my favorite things from him.
The handcarts - the girls love to pull them by themselves (for about 50 yards).
I probably should have done a video of the log sawing too - you can't tell from the picture, but the twins were quicker then the teenage boys next to them at sawing through the log (they have had years of practice though, and the twin thing helps too).
The pipe band "pipes" the flags up on the stage at the start of the pageant - they have to climb a pretty big hill to get into the seating - here are some action shots.
A new tradition this year - opening night we celebrated with custard from Annie's after the pageant. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! Tonight was grasshopper - it was delicious! Piper loves to try new flavors and she got a scoop of mango cherry sorbet with a scoop of vanilla - it was pretty darn good too!