A “Theatrical” Beginning to the Week!

 

We met DD half-way yesterday and picked up her three daughters so that they can stay with us this week.

When we got home, we all went out on the deck and just enjoyed some perfect weather and the girls ran around and got some exercise, after all those hours spent riding in a car. 

But, then Coco went inside and came back out as … Granny McFee, a character she has created. 

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 P1020736(1)     So much of the “essence of Coco” is her long red hair … 

 … that “Granny’s” short, blonde/gray wig was quite a change.  And the costume (that she has developed herself) is perfect.

But, the real treat was when she opened her mouth and started playing the part, with a spot-on British accent!  She made us all laugh so hard. 

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P1020705(1)  We especially laughed when she made a big production of digging in her grandmotherly coin purse and finally coming up with a nickel that she gave to her little sister, Mimi, and told her not to spend it all in one place!  From the look on Mimi’s face, I’m guessing she’s wondering  if “Granny” really thinks a nickel is a big deal!

A performance we really enjoyed.  Coco and Lulu have already performed in a couple of community theater productions, but, while I don’t think Coco’s career choice would be acting.  she definitely has a talent for it (said her own totally unbiased “granny”) so I can at least picture her continuing to be involved in amateur theater as an adult.

It’s so fun to watch your grandchildren grow and develop, and sometimes demonstrate surprising God-given talents!

12 Responses to A “Theatrical” Beginning to the Week!

  1. Amy O says:

    Awesome costume!! Yes, I can see Coco doing some sort of theatre the rest of her life. Have a great week with them!

  2. Sandra says:

    Amy — She definitely impressed US! We are really looking forward to the week. Today, Mimi and I are going to the water pad at the park, and Hubby is taking Coco and Lulu to Science Central. We keep them pretty busy, and that means we ALL sleep pretty good at night! 🙂

  3. Janet Ruth says:

    I really enjoyed this post! I wish I could see the granny production too.

  4. Sandra says:

    Janet Ruth — I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. C says:

    this is great! I love the confidence in her that this requires! C

  6. Sandra says:

    C — She is a pretty confident 11 year old — I think being the oldest child tends to instill that, don’t you?

  7. Hilary says:

    Oh that’s hilarious. What a transformation. What a joy she must be. 🙂

  8. Sandra says:

    Hilary — She really is. She is just a very nice person who happens to be related to us!

  9. Tammy says:

    Thanks for the visit! “Granny McFee” just made my day. That is priceless! I know for sure you’re getting some high quality entertainment this week 🙂 Enjoyed my visit here – I’ll be back! -Tammy

  10. Sandra says:

    Tammy — Glad “Granny” gave you a laugh, she certainly did us! 🙂

  11. Beautiful…gosh she looks like her Mum….

  12. Sandra says:

    Danielle — Yes, she really does. 🙂

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