Thursday, July 4, 2013

Top of the Heap!


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






15 comments:

  1. Aw, loved reading this :D Thank you both for sharing about your fun family! <3 Also, Happy 4th of July :)

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  2. So lovely to meet Aunt Forsey and Nana Fairday. As close to my nana as Fairday is to hers, I can only hope my nieces and nephews love me as much as Lizzy does her aunt.

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    1. Petty- You are so much fun- I am sure your nieces and nephews feel the same way about you that I do about Forsey! You are awesome! :) ~L

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  3. Awesome, what wonderful family members. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I always love going to my Aunt & Uncles. My Uncle is my favorite person, he always took the time to play ball, talk, and just make you feel important in general. As times get busier I still look forward to seeing him and cherish those moments we are together. Happy 4th everyone!

    Paul R. Hewlett

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    1. Paul- How wonderful that you are so close to your aunts and uncles. I think it is great that your uncle always took the time to make you feel important. What a great guy! :) ~L

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  4. These sound like some amazing women in your lives! Thanks for introducing them. And have a happy 4th!

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    1. Meradeth- They are amazing! Hope you had a happy 4th too! :) ~L

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  5. I know you will have an awesome sparkly day!

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    1. Patty- We did and hope you did too! :) ~L and F

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  6. Happy Fourth! I have been thinking of my grandparents today. I used to go to reunions on the fourth, pancake breakfasts and fireworks with them. I sure miss them!

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    1. Heidi- Hope your 4th was fun too! The reunions you mentioned sound so special. I can see why you were thinking of your grandparents on the 4th. Sounds like you have wonderful memories! :) ~L

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  7. Hope you girls had a great fourth of July! I wish I could be a part of one of those sleepovers. I've never been to one! Nana sounds adorable <3

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    1. Hi Adriana- We hope you had an awesome 4th too! The sleepovers are so fun- you have to try them. :) ~L and F

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  8. What wonderful family members. And don't they make family fun?

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