Henry, the boys and the girls have all been excited since they heard that The Red Twins, Harper and Harry were coming to visit them and stay for a while. What they didn't know was quite when they would arrive. Such a surprise when there was a knock at the door this morning and a box was handed over...
"Oh my, this looks like one of the travel boxes I came in", says April...
"Quick let's open it up and see who is inside." Jane says excitedly.
"Did Mum say we were getting another brother or sister?" asks April
"I wouldn't think so", said Henry. "I think you and Saffron are the last to arrive for a while..."
"Hello, anybody in there?"
"Yes, its me", a voice replies.
"Gosh it is a bit hard clambering out of here isn't it?"
"Here I'll help you", volunteers Henry.
"Oh you must be Harper", the girls chorused, as Harper stands there looking rather dazed and dizzy after her journey.
"I think you must have stood up too fast", says Jane wisely...that's what happens to Mum sometimes if she stands up too quickly, she gets dizzy.
"Shhh", said Henry. "I'm trying to hear if there is anyone else in there. Aren't you supposed to be travelling with Harry?"
"I'm sure he was with me", Harper replies, as the girls all approach the box to have a look
"There look, whose head is that?!"
"Surprise!" Harry calls as he jumps up and waves to Henry, while Henry waves back.
"Hey, you got out of the there quickly", Henry says
After that slightly 'manly' show of affection the boys stand off from each other bit and survey each other.
"You're taller than me", Henry says while looking up at Harry. "And I think you are going to be cold in those shorts and sandals, the weather is terrible and apparently it is going to get colder this weekend."
Harry looks out of the window worriedly.
"Never mind", Henry reassures Harry. "I'm sure I've got something you can borrow, or my Mum will make you something warmer.
In the meantime Jane seems fascinated by Harper's hair colour.
"Look your hair is so much darker red than mine."
April looks on shyly, while Harper has a slightly apprehensive, but also slightly stubborn look on her face...
"We should do a hair comparison...we have got other red headed sisters in our family...come on lets go and meet the rest of the girls...", Jane and April say together and they wander off...asking lots of questions and talking...
"How long are you staying for?"
"How old are you?"
"I like your dress it really suits you"