Author: Andrea Andrus

Life was meant to live

My daughter is playing a caroler and an Irish dancer during the performance of Bah Humbug! presented by Stage Kids Washington at the Numerica Performing Arts Center next week. I’m always amazed how much she learns and grows with each show. This time around, she’s learned how to speak with a proper British accent and […]

Coats for Kids

It’s almost Make a Difference Day! This Saturday, October 28, hundreds of people in the valley will be out and about doing good things. Check out the full list of projects here. I’m blessed once again to put together a coat drive for kids in the Wenatchee Valley. Wenatchee Valley Coats for Kids will be set […]

The lion, the skit and the toilet paper

It’s time for another round of bragging about how Stage Kids has helped my kid. (See previous posts here and here.) My daughter and her classmates were recently studying about King Tut in social studies class. Her group of three girls created the usual tri-board presentation, but they also went for the extra credit and put together […]

Local kids hit the stage in “Elf Jr.”

Last summer I blogged about how much my daughter has blossomed while rehearsing and performing with Stage Kids Washington. The magic continues December 1, 2 and 3 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center with “Elf Jr. — The Musical.” The story of Buddy the Elf is a well known and loved Christmastime movie, and 69 locals kids […]

Warm coats, warm hearts

I moved to the Wenatchee Valley this time of year six years ago from Colorado. It was a cold, snowy winter and I vividly remember driving my daughter to school and seeing kids walking with no coats on. At first I thought it was odd, then I realized that these kids didn’t have coats. My […]

New school year, new style

Happy first week of school, moms and dads! It’s always a mixed bag of emotions — from crying to happy dances. My daughter is starting middle school today and we’re both terrified. I know she’ll do great, though. We met her principal during a recent back to school night and she asked my daughter if she was nervous. […]