We have been so busy with fun stuff that I haven’t had a chance to blog about any of it! Here’s something fun we did recently, though. The girls took part in a Reader’s Theater production of “Betsy’s Birthday Party” for the Betsy-Tacy Society in honor of what would be Betsy’s (Maud Hart Lovelace) 117th birthday. Victoria played Tacy and Annalee played Tib.
They had the most fabulous time! There was a nice little crowd and they did a fantastic job!
They all had to dress in black and only had a few props to flesh out their characters if items came up in the play. The play was adapted from the story in one of the Betsy and Tacy books (adapted by Daryl) and it was read by the cast in Betsy’s restored home.
Here’s some pics………
Getting ready ahead of time…
Having birthday cake and fun afterwards…
The girls became fast friends with “Betsy”
They all headed to Tacy’s house afterwards to make May baskets
They had a great time and had a really magical day.
(Full disclosure, lest this sound too rosy and fabulous… I had a rather miserable day and was very short-tempered by the end of it! I was on little boy duty for hours during the rehearsals and developed an awful migraine. Two different men made me feel bad and I was overwhelmed by the crowds and inability to move whenever I needed to do something. The kids had a really wonderful time so I soldiered on, but I wasn’t too chipper by the end! 🙂 Afterwards, Daryl dropped me off alone at thrift store with some cash and told me he’d be back in a half hour. Bless his heart, he knows exactly how to fix me.)
Our schedule this week:
Thursday: Jack’s birthday and party in town
Friday: Victoria’s birthday and May Day party in Mankato
Sunday: Alex’s birthday in Iowa with Tiffany and gang
Yes, 3 birthdays this week. Send strength. 🙂