Warning: This post contains 30 photos.
I really should have titled this post as "Magic Show" because it's the same people still hanging out together--just a different day. But it starts out on Tuesday night with the David Dietz family. Jay & Amy had gone to the ranch to be with his family when some conversation sparked the idea for Andy to perform a magic show for the grandkids. For those who don't know...Andy used to do magic shows for the kids at school, banquets, etc. (Some of you are going to remember--and enjoy these photos!) He's quite good. I was pretty excited for him to show the grandkids his bag of tricks. I don't know why we've never thought to do this before--but they're at the perfect age to enjoy it right now.
Addie, David & Ryan were all amazed that he could make one rubber band go through the other.
This is a coloring book that he shows. Then the kids touch colors on their clothing and throw it at the book and it becomes colorful. Then they grab the air and throw it and the book is totally blank. I think this trick amazed them the most!
The kids had gone to bed at this point, so he asked Lindsey to assist him on this trick.
At the beginning of the trick, he has the assistant unzip the pickle bag and he scares them with his hand coming out. It's a set-up to make them fearful the rest of the time.
Then he has her curl the snake (er...the rope) into the bag. I won't tell you what happens here because he does the trick later with Isaac.
Now...here we are the next morning with 5 grandkids ready to watch the magic show. They're pretty excited!
Pops (Buff) sets up his retro brief case filled with magic tricks.
The first trick is the coloring book. David & Lindsey help grab the air to throw at the book....
...as do all the kids.
It's a hit!
Josiah assists in the card trick. The king of hearts turns into the King of Hearts (Jesus). Amazingly, Andy used to be able to share the gospel in the schools with this trick!
One impressed little girl in the audience.
Addie assists in the rubber band trick.
And they're all amazed.
Waiting for the next trick.
Olivia helps with the rope trick. Three ropes of three different lengths become the same length!
Addie is the assistant for the knife trick. A white knife becomes black! The crowd wanted Pops to make it turn red, but that wasn't in his bag of tricks...
So Buff asks Isaac to assist him with the pickle bag trick--the same one Lindsey had done with him the night before. Here he's being set up to be scared the rest of the time.
Isaac drops the snake (er...rope) into the bag---as Buff gooses him to get him more jumpy.
Isaac is perfectly set up...and mom is loving it.
No...she's really loving it!
Isaac has to reach in and get the snake. You can tell he's a little nervous.
But when he reaches in, he pulls out a MOUSE!!!
And promptly throws it across the room in his anxiety.
Josiah screams with Isaac!!
But the girls come to the rescue. They run across the room, grab the mouse, and bring it to Pops/Buff.
The crowd goes wild.
And laugh for a long time.
Isaac is exhausted, but we all cheer him for his part in the trick.
And the adults love it and remember how good those tricks really are.
They still hold a crowd.