Phantom of the Opera

All dressed up with somewhere to go

For Ashley’s 13th birthday, Grandma and Grandpa did a very special “experience” gift. She got to take her mom and dad and go to Phantom of the Opera!! Ashley has recently been working on one of the Phantom songs (“Wish you were here”) in her voice lessons and when the advertisements came out that Phantom would be here, closing on her birthday, I knew we had to see if something was possible. Thanks to G’ma and G’pa, it was! Hooray!

Ashley borrowed one of my dresses and a pair of my shoes (yep, she’s a big girl), wore my mom’s mink coat, and once Grandma Yogi (Willie’s mom, who used to have a dog named Yogi and thus became the grandma with yogi or Grandma Yogi) arrived from Ferndale to watch the younger two we headed out the door. Quick bite of dinner – classy, Taco Bell drive thru – since it was already 5:20 and the show started at 6:30. But it was enough to tide us over through the fantastic show and then we walked over to Cheesecake Factory (Ashley’s choice). We had some appetizers and each of us ordered an amazing slice of cheesecake. What a very special and memorable day.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. accredomom
    Oct 12, 2008 @ 22:09:10



  2. Hamster Cages
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 14:31:38

    i love classic operatic arias and Phantom Of The Opera is one of the best musical ,’:


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