I've recently had some fun book-centered events, both at home and at the bookstore where I work. It began a couple weeks ago, with an evening of tea and reading Elisabeth Elliot excerpts with my friends, and fellow EE admirers Canaan and Annie. It was such a blessing and an encouragement to share this together, I'm not sure why we hadn't done so sooner!
Look at the spread -- isn't it amazing?? Annie's teacups, Canaan's strawberries and my scones with Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd. Delightful!
The three of us in a self-timer shot. Look at the pile of books that await!
Annie reads to us from Keep a Quiet Heart.
Here are some shots from our Prince Caspian event this morning. We read 2 parts of Prince Caspian (where Lucy hopes for the trees to awake) and then made tree people by tracing our hands on brown paper for the trunk and adding faces and decorations. Here Lydia and I work on her funny tree with the long long limbs. I traced her fingers to go off the end of the page so the tree's branches were long and skinny and she thought they were funny.
This is another Lydia, who was dressed like Queen Lucy for the occasion. I love how well these kids around here can read! They must grow up in reading homes (with Dad in Seminary, I'd imagine so!).
Providence's smile got tired before the camera got finished, but don't you love her tree-girl? She had a mommy who could draw faces! At least Providence's tree has a happy face!
This is Hannah, our one teenage attendee. I'm glad she got into the spirit! She and I were the only ones who had seen the movie, so we had lots to share.