Jonah through Baby Eyes

Where: Sight & Sound Theater, Branson, MO

Who: Jason, Vickie, Son #6

When: July 1, 2014

JonahBransonHi everyone! My name is Stephen Jewell and this is my very first blog post! I am 9 months old and I like drooling, eating and sleeping. I learned to crawl – just last week in fact! So now I am mobile. Woohoo! My parents brought me on this trip with them, and left all my big brothers at Oma’s house. It’s kind of nice to have Mommy and Daddy all to myself for a change, but I have to admit, my brothers are much more fun. Since we have been here in the hills of Missouri, we have eaten some interesting food, heard lots of loud music, and we even saw a big production called Jonah. There were lots and lots of people at the theater and the stage was enormous! The coolest part of the show was when Jonah flew into the water in slow motion and ended up at the bottom of the sea. There were all kinds of glow-in-the-dark sea creatures that wandered out into the audience. Then the gigantic whale came out and circled us. That was pretty neat. The stage wrapped around the sides of the theater, and the set was quite a sight! I especially liked the great big boat that Jonah got on to flee as far from God as he thought he could. The boat rocked and turned and heaved and, finally, opened up to see Jonah asleep inside. I have to admit that I fell asleep a few times, despite the boisterous music, but by the time the bad people heard Jonah’s preaching and repented, I was fully engrossed in the story. I really liked the song about being free. But I was glad when the lights came on and we got up to leave. Sitting in a theater for over 2 hours is kinda tough for me. There were lots of noisy kids in the theater, but I really think only my 2 oldest brothers would have been able to sit through the whole show.

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