Do you believe in magic? August 2012.
On one of our last days in Canada, my in-laws hosted a backyard barbecue so that my husband's family could meet Alice. There were hamburgers and hot dogs. Smirnoff and Kokanee. Bonfire and s'mores. Adorable Canadian-made baby gifts and thoughtful cards for Alice (thank you, everyone!). And there was even a magic show put on by my nieces and their cousins.
There is something so endearing and heart-warming about children performing a show. My youngest niece walked around with a sign announcing the start of the magic show in five minutes. We were then ushered to the front of my in-laws house where they'd set up their table. And then the show began. Making coins disappear and then reappear! A handkerchief dipped into water came out dry! One sponge placed in a hand turned into two! There were ooooohs and aaaaaahs. Applause and laughter. And pleased and smiling kids.
I can't wait till Alice is old enough to join the show!