Monday, June 29, 2009

Rochesterfest

This past week was Rochesterfest. It's a week long celebration throughout which are many different activities and events each day. We participated in a few this week and I wanted to share the highlights with you.

We saw the "moon glow," where colorful hot air balloons lit up the sky. Bryce and I loved it, but the girls weren't so sure. About every 2 minutes fire would be shot up into the balloon and it was a noisy affair. We actually lost Cady for a minute because she ran away when she first heard the noise.







We also went to the "Rochester Has Talent" show on Saturday afternoon. We sat down and enjoyed an afternoon of ballroom dancing, belly dancing (an unexpected surprise), cheer leading, and a surprise performance by...Cady! Well, almost. They ran ahead of schedule for a few minutes and the announcer opened the floor up to anyone in the audience. There were about 100 people there. Jokingly, I asked Claire and Cady if they wanted to go up on stage and sing a song. Simultaneously, Claire said no and Cady said yes. Cady stood up and began walking towards the stage. Slightly stunned, I stood up and followed her. I asked her again and she said she wanted to do it. She took the microphone and went up on stage by herself. The announcer asked her name and she said, "Cady," and then started to giggle. Right after the giggle ended, she covered her face up with her arms. That was the last the crowd saw of Cady's face. The announcer tried to persuade her to sing and eventually suggested that Cady turn her back to everyone and sing, but to no avail. Well, if nothing else, Cady got three minutes of fame along with her picture in the local newspaper. :) Bryce and I are pretty thrilled with the newspaper bit, that's going in her scrap book! Claire is already practicing the song she is going to sing next year, she wants to be in the paper too.

Anything You Can Do...

video

So, we had a "Provident Living" Talent Show for Enrichment this past month. Molly Johnson and I thought it would be funny to do a slightly unique singing number. We got the sheet music to the song "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun and changed some of the words around. It was a blast to do this number, and Molly was a total delight to perform with. I honestly feel that our roles should have been switched---she is amazing! This video is the last few moments of the song. We have been asked to do this number again at our Stake Relief Society training meeting this fall. :) I'm looking forward to singing it again.

Anything You Can Do (Jean and Molly Style)

Jean: Anything you can do I can do better ......I can do anything better than you Molly: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can, yes, I can

M: Anything you can be I can be greater ......Sooner or later I'm greater than you
J: No, you're not
M: Yes, I am
J: No, you're not
M: Yes, I am
J: No, you're not
M: Yes, I am, yes I am

M: I can tend a baby, one two or 80
J: I can tend a dozen, bring along a cousin
M: I can live on quaker oats
J: That's really nice, I can on rice

M: Any note you can reach I can go higher
J: I can sing anything higher than you
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can

J: Anything you can buy I can buy cheaper ......I can buy anything cheaper than you M: Fifty cents
J: Forty cents
M: Thirty cents
J: Twenty cents
M: No, you can't
J: Savers!! Yes, I can, yes, I can

M: Any friend you can make I can make faster
J: I can make any friend faster than you
...Both start greeting and complimenting the audience
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can, yes, I can

M: I do visit teaching at each month's begining
J: I always sign up fer things in the binder
M: I can clean most anything
J: In skirt and heels?
M: In pearls and rings

M: Any talk you can give I can give longer
J: I can give any talk longer than you
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can, yes, I can
M/J: No, you can't - yes, you can

J: Anything you can make I can make cuter...I can make bows and cards cuter than you M: That's not fair, where'd you learn?
J: At Leah's house
M: When's my turn?
J: Thursday July 2nd at 10 am

M: Anything you can bake I can bake better
J: My bread and rolls taste better than yours
M: No they don't
J: Yes they do
M: No they don't
J: Yes they do
M: No they don't
J: Yes they do Yes they do

M: I can can beans
J: I can sew things
M: I can knit a sweater
J: I can fill it better
M: I can do most anything
J: Can you bake a pie?
M: Yes
J: So can I

M: Anything you can sing I can sing sweeter
J: I can sing anything sweeter than you
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Oh, yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can
M: No, you can't, can't, can't
J: Yes, I can, can, can, can
M: No, you can't
J: Yes, I can

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer fun!

 

 

 

 



It has finally gotten warm enough to pull out our little wading pool. We bought this thing when Claire was just a few months old. :)We had some friends over and I had the brilliant idea of pulling it out to use. I got a kick out of this, five kids crowding around this little thing. I think it may be time to invest in something bigger...
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