And... we even began work by cutting, marking, and taking the first steps!!!!!
These costumes will be entered in the county fair this September. I've still got a ways to go, but progress is too exciting!
- wake up, get ready for the day, chores, breakfast.
- clean up from breakfast
- get in the pool
- lunch by the pool
- snack by the pool
- dinner by the pool
- bed Wow, Exhausting!;)
However, last week was different. If you don't mind though, I'm going to skip over everything else and zoom in on the one part that I'll write about here. The Talent Show.
This year's summer reading program was themed BE CREATIVE AT YOUR LIBRARY. As you probably found out, anything that requires creativity and fun is right up my alley, so to speak.
I was really excited when I learned that the finale party was to be a talent show! Now, my family loves music. I mean really LOVES music. Since the time we learned to speak, we've been singing!
A few years ago, when the boys were all really little, we did a talent show for a local nursing home. We performed two songs from one of my favorite plays, the Fantasticks. We practised hard, and the songs were a big hit. And we were hooked. After that, family skits and songs became a habit. We perform a nativitiy every year. Whenever we have a family get-together, Mom expects a song or two. But in all our grease-paint years, those first two songs, Plant a Radish and Never Say No, have always stuck. And if we haven't prepared or have to give a spontaneous, demanded performance, we alway for back on those two. And we always love it.
So, when we heard of the library's talent show, there was no doubt whatsoever in our minds as to what to do. Brianna and I each prepared a piano solo (the library, literally a 20x20 room in the comunity building, would provide a keyboard). And we prepared a duet. Sure, we played our songs on the keyboard, but the real fun was the songs. In fact, we had the audience chuckling throughout.
And that is one thing I did this week!
Miss Hope, at My Hope is in the Lord ,tagged me for the 5 things I love about summer.
- Getting dirt under my fingernails while working in the garden
- Dancing with the family to Big Band swing tunes in the backyard on warm summer evenings
- Swimming in and reading by the family pool
- Lazy afternoons and cloud watching
- Planning and saving for our yearly September vacation
- Spotting the stars out my bedroom window before I go to sleep
- Mowing the grass
- BQQ'd veggies, onions and pineapple
- Making my County Fair entry for Sept.