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Friday, October 24, 2008

~Rainy days and Picture Taking~

Rainy days:
Today it has been really rainy, its is needed rain, but rain also means cooped up indoors! And with three boys that's not always pleasant! But they have been playing in the garage some, so it wasn't bad! I have been reading non-stop today, its perfect weather, and so cozy!

Picture taking: Wednesday night Mamma, Hudson, Walker, and I went to the park to take the two little boys birthday pictures. They both looked so cute in their outfits, but it didn't go very well! Hudson was climbing everywhere, getting sticks, and doing this and that. Walker was running everywhere and every time you put him somewhere he would trot off to another place! It was not a very good experience! It started to get dark and we couldn't get any good lighting so we headed home! We only got about two fuzzy pictures of Walker! We learned our lesson not to take two little boys a one time!!!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

~Caroine

Monday, October 20, 2008

For Grandma~

Dear Louise,
How are you? I am good, but I miss you something awful. Its hard getting along without you! The pancakes are very bland without your special touch! We just make the best pancakes in town, don't we Louise! Franchesca is very hard as usual but I am still putting up with her.
I can't wait to be together again, Louise, its so lonesome without you!!!

love,
~Thelma *Inside Joke*

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cousin Productions Presents...

Jane Austin's

"Pride and Prejudice"

Every year my cousins and I perform a play for our family and some of our grandparents' friends. We have done it since we were all very small and it is now a very big family tradition. Our first play was the story of the birth of Jesus and I played an angel and was supposed to proclaim from the top of my grandmother's cedar chest, "Do not be afraid for I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all people for unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord!" But I forgot my lines and had to lean down and ask my older cousin Mckenzie what to say. That was very fun to do and since then we have done it every year.
For several years in a row we did the birth of Jesus with Caroline playing Mary and our cousin Matthew as Joseph. One year Caroline sang "Away in the Manger" which was very sweet! And we would sing "Jingle Bells" and "Go Tell is on the Mountain".
But in 2005 we did our first play based on a book and was entitled, "Felicity, the Life of a Colonial Girl". It was based on the American Girl character Felicity. Mckenzie (who is a year older than me) played Felicity, Caroline played Elizabeth, I played Annabelle and Mrs. Merriman, Madeline played Nan, Aunt Monica played Miss Manderly, and Faith played Nan's friend and a serving maid at Miss Manderly's. That was very enjoyable and was quite funny!:)
Our next play was "Elsie's Troubled Times" based on Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore. I wrote the play which turned out a lot shorter than I had imagined!:) Faith played sweet little Elsie Dinsmore, ringlets and all! Caroline had a double role as Lora Dinsmore and Miss Rose Allison, I played the mean and cruel Miss Day the governess, McKenzie played Adelaide Dinsmore, Madeline played the snotty Enna, James played Walter, and Mariah had her first role as Louise Dinsmore. Our Aunt Monica very sweetly played Aunt Chloe and Mrs. Dinsmore which was very fun!
Last year we did Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables". This was our best one so far with Caroline Starring as Anne Shirley with her brown hair colored red which we did with orange hair spary that will wash right out. Aunt Monica played Marilla Cuthbert, I played Diana Barry, Mckenzie played Rachel Lynde, Carrignton was Minnie May Barry, Madeline was Mary Jo Barry, Matthew was Gilbert Blythe, and Baldwin, Mariah, and James Played school children. I really like this play even though we weren't very prepared!

And this year we are presenting...........drum roll PLEASE!.....................................

Jane Austin's
"Pride and Prejudice"

Starring

Mckenzie ~ Elizabeth Bennett
Layne ~ Jane Bennett
Faith ~ Mary Bennett
Madeline ~ Kitty Bennett
Caroline ~ Lydia Bennett
Grandma ~ Mrs. Bennett
Grandpa ~ Mr. Bennett
Grandma ~ Lady Cathrine de Bourgh*
Baldwin ~ Mr. Bingly
Mariah ~ Rosie a maid
Mr. Darcy ~ ????????
Miss Caroline Bingly ~ ???????
Mrs. Louisa Hurst ~ ???????
Mr. Collins ~ ???????
Charlotte Lucas ~ ???????

So.....the question marks mean we haven't assigned cousin to this part yet. This means that this part might be cancelled or someone will have to have a double role. Since some of these part cannot possibly be cut out like Mr. Darcy, Mr. Collins and Charlotte Lucas we might have to make alterations. This is not the final cast list and will probably undergo so changes. *My Grandma will probably not want to play two characters so we might have to change some things. But I hope she does!

FYI this is the longest post I've ever written. Haha!

~Layne

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not much.....

I know it looks a bit funny with the large picture as the header, but right now I can not figure out how to fix it. So as soon as Layne gets on here I will tell her to fix it!!! Today I do not have any new pictures to post, but I as soon as I do I will post them! Today has just been a regular school day and tasks! Not really anything new but we should have some new birthday pics up here soon! Yes, we have lots of birthdays in the fall! Thanks Laura and Eliza for the comments and "gran" what happened to commenting? :)
I will try to post more soon!

~Caroline

Sunday, October 12, 2008

~Swinging

Caroline (me) and Baldwin swinging!
I know it's not a lot but I did two more posts so make sure you look at them!

~Caroline


Visit!

Faith and Jame's came for a visit a few weekends ago here are some pictures!


Faith and Baldwin Sunday Morning before church!
The three boys
All of us, Well actually I don't think Walker made it!
We had a great time with them when they came.
~Caroline

Happy Birthday, Layne!

Yes, finally she downloaded her birthday pictures! This is just a picture of her with her cake, and half of Walker!


I didn't relize it would come up like this until they all finished loading up! Oops! A picture of one of the earings I gave her! Aren't they pretty! : )
On of the fossil sisters from "Ballet Shoes".
I do think she downloaded more pictures of her presents then of her!!
Happy Birthday, Layne! You are a great sister!

~Caroline



Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ballet Shoes

As you probably know I am a huge fan of Noel Streatfield! I was so excited when I found out they had made a movie out of it! I was even more excited when I opened one of my presents on my birthday and it was there! I have taken gobs of pictures of the cover because it's so pretty! There are a ton more than I have posted here!










~Layne









Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our little Pride and Predjudice scene. : )

So we were doing some Pride and Prejudice takes. (humorous: ) Enjoy!

Interesting, huh!

~Caroline

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Okay my cousin Mckenzie put a list of random things about herself on her blog and tagged me as one of the people to do so on mine. And then I have to tag some other people to do so on their's as well. I don't have very many people who have blogs or haven't already done this. So I don't have six other people to send it to like I'm supposed to. Oh well I hope find my list interesting! I tag Eliza and Laura!

So here is goes!

1. My favorite day of the week is Friday
2. My favorite step in ballet is a Balance (I don't think I spelled that right! It's pronounced Balensae.)
3. My favorite food is Eggplant Parmesan and Chocolate
4. My favorite Shakespeare play is "The Taming of the Shrew"
5. My favorite actresses are Julie Andrews, Vivien Leigh, and Lucille Ball. My favorite actor is Don Knotts.
6. I always rub my feet together when I go to sleep!


~Layne