Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Right foot
Right foot
Left foot
Would you like green eggs and ham?
I do not like them, Sam I am.

There's a nink in the sink!

My brothers read a little bit.
Little words like if and it.

How that bump made us jump!

Dr. Suess,
Thank you for giving me the urge to rhyme.
The kids love to play this game all the time.

Today it's your birthday we will celebrate.
 Books, crafts, a movie and pizza: we can't wait!

Your books have helped us learn to read.
In fact, we've even picked up speed.

Our imaginations have been stretched so much.
Who knew a nupboard lived in the cupboard and such.

So thank you for sharing your fanciful stories.
We think you're the bees' knees!

Happy Birthday!

The C Five

*How will you celebrate today?  Find some fun ideas here or here!


Following The Fosters said...

i love that you know all these random things like dr seuss' bday! we will definately have to break out some dr. seuss books today and hang out in josiah's dr seuss room! thanks for sharing your knowledge of random facts!

Donna said...

I LOVE Dr Seuss!! Reading your blog makes me want to go home and pull out his books and read. Some of my favorites: "Go Dog Go" and my favorite line "Do you like my hat?"!! And of course Horton the elephant's "An elephant's faithful 100%"!! Oh the memories! Maybe I'll fix green eggs and ham for supper tonight! : )

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Seriously, how awesome is it that you just rhymed all the way through that?!
Today is Pajama day @ the elementary school for Dr. Seuss' birthday.....not....entirely sure what Dr. Seuss & Pajamas have in common, but whatev ;)

une autre mère said...
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une autre mère said...

Great rhyming! Fellow Seuss lover here! I'm so glad my kids like his books too so I can relive my childhood through them!

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Jenn said...

Dane loves There's a Wocket in my Pocket. I just picked it up at Goodwill the other day and everytime I finish reading he says "agin, agin". One day I read it 10 times in a row. I never read many Dr Seuss growing up, but Dane loves a good rhyme and they are so fun to read! I just keep wondering about the Noothgrush on my toothbrush, seems like a giant germ.

Jenn said...

you were probably glad to see all the extra comments but mine posted like 3 times. Sorry, tried to delete the repeats.

Bea O'Problem said...

Here are the best Dr Seuss books ever written:

1. “Les Oeufs Verts au Jambon”
2. "Le Chat Chapeauté"
3. "Horton Entend un Zou!"
4. "Es tu ma maman?"
and who could forget...
5. "Comment Le Grinch a Volé Noël"

I'll let you work on the translation of these classics.

By the way, did I ever tell you that learning French has made me very arrogant and standoffish? That it has caused me to want to show off my new skill in any arena possible? Did I ever tell you that?

Your loving humble servant,


Unknown said...

Like everyone else, we heart Dr. Seuss. Go Dog Go is our boys favorite right now.

peter marie said...

We also love There's a Wocket in my Pocket (thanks to you!).
Hope you had a fun day celebrating!

Amanda said...

How many languages do you speak?!?!?! :)

Great books chosen... I think you got all my favs!


Oh... except I like, "Oh the Places You'll Go!"

une autre mère said...

At the risk of sounding pretentious (unlike your brother), allow me to translate:

1. Green Eggs and Ham
2. The Cat and the Hat
3. Horton Hears a Who
4. Are You My Mother?
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Have I reached a new level of "arrogance" and "standoffishness" now? :)

Bea O'Problem said...

Dear Katie,

I am officially giving you a French "20/20" (that is 20 out of 20 - all French kids are graded on a 20 point scale). Great job in your translation work. You now can officially join us as "les ricans qui parle bien le français". "ricans" could be a tough one, but I'll let you figure it out.

Talk Londa & Cody into brining you and your husband to France and I will give all of you the grand tour.

Since I've decided to take over my sister's blog for my personal communications & since we've never met, "Hi, my name is Mark & Londa is my little sister."



PS By successfully passing the Dr Seuss French test, you do have the right to be "standoffish" & "arrogant" at the same time.

une autre mère said...

Dear Mark,

I'm glad that Londa is so graciously allowing us use of her blog to communicate. I'm sure she doesn't mind at all... and if she does... "qui s'inquète?" :)

A complete guess here, but it sounds to me like "ricans" may be short for Americans? It so, is that a new one? I don't remember hearing that one, but then again I haven't been to France in 10 years! So yes, I will talk Cody and Londa into bringing us with them next time they go. Maybe we can somehow work that into the church budget?

And, FYI, I will officially be starting "French Friday" on my blog this Friday, in which I'll share a few French quips or interesting history or fun slang, etc. Would you be interested in writing a guest post sometime in the near future?

À bientôt,

Bea O'Problem said...

Hi Katie,

I would count it a privilege to be part of "French Friday".

Also, you are correct, "Ricans" is French slang for "Américains". You probably didn't hear it during your visit since it is not exactly used in a complementary fashion. Normally it is spit out with a hint of disgust. It would be like someone calling the French, "the Frogs" (something that is outlawed in my house, since it would be an insult to my little "froggies".