Happily Exhausted

the wonderful wizard of oz!

Some of my favorite memories as a child was going to the theater on field trips. The bus drive there was filled with excitement and entering the huge building made me feel pretty special.

When I saw the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte was doing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz I quickly bought tickets and knew that was the next book my girls and I would read together.

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The afternoon we started the book was the same day our area was put under tornado watch. What are the chances?!!

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The girls were terrified and loving it. Chloe even packed her backpack with all her special things juuuuust in case. Love that girl.

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We made our own tornado in a glass jar which you can barely see in the picture but it was awesome. I really think I was more into it than the kids. And I may or may not still have it sitting on our kitchen counter and shake it everyday…

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More glitter is always the answer.

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Character boxes. Easy peasy and they played with them for hoooouuuurrrrrrss. (highfive!!)

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That smile^^^

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After finishing the book we watched the Wizard of Oz. Their favorite parts were Glinda the Good Witch and when the Lion jumped out of a window. Mine was watching their reactions and them noticing the differences between the book and the movie.

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My brick layer. Thanks babe, for doing it just the way I wanted! You know you love my OCDness. (Yes, that’s a word)

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Yep, we’re either naked or in our jammies around here lately.

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We’re off to see the Wizard! In the book you must wear green spectacles in order to enter Emerald City.

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AND FINALLY THE DAY CAME! I was just about Ozed out by this point, not going to lie. BUT IT WAS AWESOME!!!

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Hawaii has still got ahold of us ^^^^^^^IMG_1643

The play was interactive which was such fun to watch all the different children randomly picked to act out the characters. I was crossing my fingers Chloe would get picked, acting/playing pretend is such her thing. IMG_1644

Well, those momma wishes came true!!

The cutest Dorothy I’ve ever seen!

Now, I’m keeping my eyes out for another good play. I highly recommend finding a theater near you and taking your kiddos! Magical fun for all!



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