Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Evan Tops-It

Our son, Evan, graduated from Montessori school in June. I love it when he wears a suit. We still need to install a mini Topit in his coat. I know once he gets started with the Topit, he'll be just like his Dad was when he first discovered the power of the Topit - and make everything vanish. Actually...that concerns me a little bit.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Family Props

This photo was taken by magician Chris Manos. My mom and I enjoyed talking with him and other friends at the final cocktail party in Dallas. My mom was such a tremendous help with the Spirit Cabinet. She not only helped us rehearse - and taught us everything she knows - but she helped by bringing up props for us (we used a few of her bells, table and chair). Having her at my side what such an important part of what made the show go well.

What magic is all about

This was so cute. An aspiring magician walked with Michael over to the Majestic Theater in Dallas. My mom and I walked behind. We were charmed by the magic wand sticking of the boys pocket. She kept saying, "This is what magic is all about."

Spirit Cabinet Debut

Whew! We made it past the "Legends of Magic" show at the IBM Convention in Dallas (July 2nd). On the bill were Jeff McBride, Frances Willard, Michael and Hannah Ammar, Walter & Becky Blaney, Tom Mullica, Johnny and Pam Thompson, Gay Blackstone and Darren Romeo. It was a lot of fun to be backstage with so many old friends! I'm also glad we got to go on early, so that I could relax and enjoy the rest of the show. What a beautifully produced show, and great convention! I especially enjoyed the video "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" with custom produced lyrics. It was quite sentimental.