Friday, March 2, 2012

Rancho Cordova's Most Talented

Haylie and James participated in the City of Rancho Cordova's talent show and won!! Haylie did a reading of The Pout Pout Fish while James pretended to be the various fish characters swimming around in the story. It was the most hilarious thing to watch as James wiggled and shook his way around the stage and Haylie did her best reading of the catchy stanza:
"I'm a pout pout fish, with a pout pout face. So I'll spread my dreary wearies all over the place..." 

Haylie was very nervous at the beginning and froze as she looked out at all the people in the audience. She had been rehearsing this beautiful little introduction that she put together, "Welcome ladies and gentleman, Tonight my brother, James, and I will be reading The Pout Pout Fish..." I think when she got on the stage she couldn't remember it so she just froze. The audience clapped and cheered them on while I encouraged her from the side of the stage to just start reading. Once she started reading she found her groove and she was golden.  

We made hats for James' various fish characters. He changed hats as Haylie moved onto the next character and while Haylie's reading was catchy and impressive, James was the comedian of the show. His cute wiggles and silly smiles as he danced around the stage had the audience in fits of laughter and tears. 

At the end, the winners were announced and THEY WON!! They were so excited. They each got a $25 Target Gift Card, which they insisted we spend immediately at Target directly after the show.

Needless to say we were so proud of them. Many people asked where they could get a kit with the book and the hats, but we had made them together ourselves. I think this is a day they will remember for a long time to come.