Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Surprise

On Mother's Day, Sarah, Hannah, Michael, and I woke up at five in the morning.  We had to get ready for our big surprise. We were putting on a play with live music and actors.  After hours of coloring and designing the scenery, it was time to make costumes.  The play was about dolphins rescuing two children who fall into the ocean.  Sarah and I made tails and dolphin fins for the two dolphins, Hannah and Michael to wear.  After working for about an hour, everything and everyone was ready.

Below is the Program for our show which we printed out for our parents. 
Thunder and Lightning

Performed by: Miriam, Sarah, Michael, and Hannah

Written and Narrated by: Miriam

Piano written and played by: Sarah

Acted and performed by: Hannah and Michael

Scenery designed by: Miriam and Sarah

A Little Bit About the Play

After thinking about what to give to our mother for Mother’s Day, Miriam and Sarah decided to combine everyone’s talents into one big performance.  As I was writing the skit, I kept wondering what is wonderful animal that saves people and is sweet and friendly.  I found that out after our trip to Sea World and that was where our lovable dolphins Hannah and Michael came from.  After preparing for a little bit over a month, everything was set except practicing the skit together.  We never were able to find the time until the last minute.  Everyone was extremely hectic, but with teamwork we had one amazing performance.

We hope you enjoyed it!

 Here is the story in case it was hard to hear on the video:

On a tired and old fishing boat, two children named Hannah and Michael went on a fishing trip with their father.  Their poor mother had died 2 years ago and this has been the first time they were going to have fun with their father in a long time.  As they took off from shore, the clouds were coming in and it looked as if there was going to be a gigantic thunderstorm, but it was too late.  The boat had already taken off.  But these children weren’t going to let anything ruin their day.  Their father was lazily rowing the boat and not paying very much attention to the Hannah and Michael.   Then he took a long drink of his beer and started to get really drowsy. 

But by that time thunder and lightning began to crack, and the boat began to rock until the children were scared to death and didn’t know what to do.  They called to their father, but he was too drunk to here.  He was now leading them into a whirl pool.  The boat began to turn and the children starting screaming, but there was nothing they could do.  Then, there was a heavy lurch and the boat toppled over sending the children over boat.  They started yelling, but nobody heard.  Their cries were useless and even swimming to shore wasn’t going to work in the force of the water.  The foam started surrounding the two helpless children until they almost suffocated.  They got tired of swimming and their arms hurt and they felt as if they were going to have to give up and let the hungry ocean eat them alive.  They were saying there last good-byes to each other knowing they weren’t going to be seen from the light house. 
Waves knocked Hannah and Michael over and over and when they were so tired of yelling and had a hoarse throat, were too tired to swim any longer, and were too cold to move, they let the hungry ocean eat them whole.  But as soon as they gave up hope, dolphins splashed beside them.  They waved their flippers in there directions, signaling them to come and gave them a friendly noise that told them it was okay to get on. 

Hannah and Michael grabbed the dolphin’s fins as the dolphins took them to safety.  They jumped over waves and dove under water and took them so close that they now could see the shoreline.  Where the sand met the water, there was a crowd of search and rescue crews standing with the children’s beloved Aunt Elana and Uncle Lloyd. 

As soon as the dolphins couldn’t swim any closer to shore, they knocked there riders of board, and let Hannah and Michael swim to shore.  The brave and shivering brother and sister, walked hand in hand to their Aunt and Uncle who told them they would now live with them.  The dolphins made their last flip in the water and swam away.  Hannah and Michael never saw those brave dolphins, but the tale has been passed down through many generations.

Happy Mother's Day!
What did you do for your mother?


  1. Dear Miriam, Sarah, Hannah and Michael,
    You are all very creative, I liked your play. Everyone did there part. Miriam's story is written well and it's funny, Sarah played her own music and it's fits to the story well, Michael and Hannah performed well. Most important that you try to do something special for your mom and very important that you worked as a team.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

    1. @Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I hope you had a happy Mother's Day. It took a lot of hard work to put the play together.


  2. Dear Miriam, Sarah, Hannah, and Michael,

    Wow! What a terrific performance by all! The story was exciting, the music was a great compliment to the show, and the acting...superb! Your mother must have been thrilled!

    I had my mom over to my house for Mother's Day. We went to a luncheon, a fashion show, and on Sunday, we had a special brunch for her. I think she was very happy with the special attention she received.

    Your proud former teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

    1. @Mrs. Yollis,

      We really appreciate your comment. I think our mom was also happy because we made her breakfast and a special chair to sit in. We hope to see you soon!


  3. What a fabulous idea for a Mother's Day gift! I don't think I ever did anything nearly as creative (or even thought of it). I know your mom will remember your gift forever. I hope one day that my own kids will be as thoughtful as you and your siblings on Mothers Day. I love you and hope to see you soon!



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