Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The British are coming, the British are coming!

Uncle George and Olivia
Actually, they're already here. Uncle George (my mom's brother) and Aunt Jan are visiting from England at my mom's house for 2 weeks. We got to visit with them one day last week, all afternoon, and the girls really warmed up to them (as they always do!) and enjoyed talking to them. We had one of our poetry readings after dinner and read from Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, also some Roald Dahl. Uncle George did a wonderful reading that the kids (& we all) really enjoyed! Especially, being told with an English accent! He acted out the parts, inflecting lots of emotions with the characters, and the kids absolutely loved it!
Little Usher
Olivia played usher, and showed everyone their seats.
Violet as the host of the poetry reading
Violet played host, and presented the readers.
Violet's announcement
She made a sign for the poetry reading and called it Poetry at Vivi's House.
Violet's turn
Shel Silverstein is one of Violet's favorite authors. Some time ago, Violet told Nana that one day she would like to meet him, and Nana told her that he had died....Violet was really saddened by that.
Olivia's turn
Olivia's turn with a little help from Violet. The kids never get enough of this, and just kept reading more and more until it was time to go home.

1 comment:

~ Melody ~ said...

I adored this story. Your girls are so cute and expressive. They literally shine. How priceless to have "The British Are Coming" read with the British accent.

Shel Silverstein and Roald Dahl are HUGE favorites at our house. Mac has memorized all of Silverstein's books (the blessing of Asperger's). I can barely read "Runny Babbit", but the words flow smoothly from his lips.