Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Regency Recital

We have a friend named Genne Allen. She is Marley and Townsend's piano teacher. She also teaches some fantastic home school classes. The kids take a writing class and a history class from her once a week. She does so many fun and creative things with the kids.

Just after Thanksgiving she hosted a Regency Period Recital. All the kids dressed up in Jane Austin style dresses(and in Townsend's case breeches). It was so cool. I had so much fun making Marley's dress. And thanks go to my mom who threw Townsend's costume together on Thanksgiving day. They drank (herbal) tea and ate scones. It was all so very cute. I LOVE old fashioned clothing. I wish we could all dress up all the time.
Marley played "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing". I love this hymn so very much. She did beautifully.

Townsend played "Sextet Allegro" by Beethoven. He also played exceptionally well. He was the only boy in attendance. He of course didn't want to admit it but he thought it was a pretty fun time. He let it slip that he thought it was the best recital ever!
I am so thankful for Genne and the wonderful teacher she is. I love the personal interest she takes in each child. My kids consider her a friend. I think it is wonderful. They can learn so much from her.
Just yesterday their history class put on a play based on the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris. Townsend played a scribe and Marley was the goddess Isis. Pure AWESOMENESS! That's the only way to describe it. Unfortunately we don't have a video camera.
Thank you Genne for being you. You're the best.


Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I absolutely LOVE you guys! Such cute little peeps you have! When are we getting another????

Helena said...

That is so cool! Marley's dress is gorgeous.

I love "Come Thou Fount" too.

Rebecca's Portraits and Murals said...

they all look so beautiful! I wish I had a video camera too..just for stuff like this. Pictures are priceless of course but being able to HEAR it would be amazing.
I LOVE Genne!! She's always been one of my favorite people so it doesn't surprise me at all that she has totally won the hearts of each of these kids ;)

Pure Mommy Extract said...

That's one of my favorite hymns too! And I agree, I have often thought it would be fun to dress like that all the time, that or Anne of Green Gables style =).

Kjrsten said...

that dress is pure awesomeness! I love! it is simply perfect on Marley! UM would you ever be my seemstress for hire? No really I am looking for one to sew flower girl dresses?! SERIOUS! Email me!