Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another Fun Saturday

Saturdays are the only way I make it through the week. This morning we went for a hike on one of the mesas near Farmington (We're going to Texas next weekend, so we stayed close to home this weekend).

After our hike, we watched a San Francisco Opera broadcast of La Rondine by Puccini at a local movie theater. Angela Gheorghiu sang the Magda de Civry role, and was wonderful. Seeing this opera wet our appetite for The Damnation of Faust which we will see at the Metropolitan Opera in New York later this month.

To cap the day, we went through our standard "put Elliot to bed" routine. It consists of (1) reading a column of the Book of Mormon in Italian, (2) praying (whoever prays gets to pick the language), (3) Demaree reciting The Going to Bed Book from memory, and (4) turning on a children's CD.

5 comments:

jon and marni said...

What do you do with Elliot during the operas? Is he still an obliging baby and sleeps through them? Does he nap in this sherpa carrier? Tell all...........m

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

You guys are always doing something fun. We just hang out in the backyard with the dogs. Is Elliot well behaved during prayer? Olivia folds her hands through "Dear Heavenly Father, we" and then she's done.

jon and marni said...

Hey-send us your gmail addresses so that we can invite you to our blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jon and marni said...

It's us AGAIN! Just an FYI for your future carefulness............I searched under my name on google (Jon and I were just being goofy) and your blog came up, with our information.

We are going private, and so hopefully this does no harm to the world in general.....but you might want to list your blog as unsearchable on search engines, so that random people cannot locate you this way!

I just felt neurotic having my children's pictures, names, info open to all the world. m

Evige said...

Demaree, Matt and I went to the opera a few weeks ago (yes aren't you proud of Matt for going) and saw Madam Butterfly. I believe it's also a Puccini. The story was dreadful!!! I was so emotional even way after it was over. Are all operas this way?? I guess I need to branch away from my blockbuster chick flicks more often.