Happy 4th of July!
Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing holiday with friends and family : )
Monday's Riddle clued you in on the theme, and we're keeping it all in the family this week. Lizzy reviewed A Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, telling us about a young girl's experiences with a family that wasn't expecting her. Friday, we will be chatting with Elise Broach, author of the intriguing middle grade novel Shakespeare's Secret. Today, we are excited to tell you a little about our family members!
This week's top of the heap: Fun Family members ☺
Lizzy: My family is full of all kinds of unique characters! One of the relatives I look forward to seeing the most is my Aunt Marian (we call her Forsey). Forsey makes sleepovers at her house so special. We start off with pink lemonade, which she always calls "pink champagne". We make a toast and chat for a while looking out over her backyard. Forsey is a "tell it like it is" sort of person, and it's always interesting to listen to her. She is an avid bird watcher, so she helps me identify the birds we see. I have learned so much from her! Her house is old, and she lets me explore the secret passageway between her room and mine. I like that she always wants to play board games with me, and we laugh and laugh for hours on end. Sleeping over Forsey's house is always an adventure! Here's a shot of us kicking our heels up with some "pink champagne": ) ~ L
Fairday: The person in my family that I want to tell you about is my grandmother, who I call Nana. She is my kindred spirit! Nana is an amazing artist, and one of my favorite things to do is to quietly draw with her. She is also very close to nature, and has taught me so much about plants and animals. She has a fascinating collection of fancy perfume bottles that sit in front of the bay window at her house. She always loves to tell me about how I used to move them around, setting them up as a "Royal Court" when I was little. I can't exactly remember the game, but I know it must have been a blast if I played it for as long as she says- lol! So, in honor of my Nana, I have included a couple of her paintings. * The green bottle was the queen at the royal court- I remember that much! ~ F