Saturday, May 30, 2009

Two Piano Players

Abbie and Annie had their Spring Piano Concert a few days ago...both of them did fantastic! It's so fun to be a mom & watch their improvement over the last few months! Both of them received awards for practicing over 50 days in a three month period. (We do have a rule that the girls get up at 7am and practice before school!...it works pretty well for us!) They have a fantastic teacher who is helping them develop a love for playing & practicing as well!! I love that! So...

Here's Annie playing her recital piece:
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And Abbie playing her's:
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And here's both of my beautiful girls after they finished!! Good job Annie & Abbie!!

Family Band Time

So...last weekend when we were in Utah for the Memorial Day Weekend, Matt & 2 of his brothers and a BIL (brother-in-law) put together a family band. I think the guys had quite a fun time & it was a blast listening to them! Matt played the bass, Kyle was on the drums, Jeremy was one of the guitar players & Nate was singer & guitar. There were a few "extras" too...Annie and Graham are pictured below...
A closer up of Kyle & Matt... (incidently, Matt played the bass, and cello, and serveral other instruments when we were dating, but somehow it kinda got lost in between undergrad, law school, 4 kids, moving, and life in general...so, for me, it was really fun to watch him play again!)
Here are some other "extras":
Connor with his messy face and all...gotta love the grin, though!!
Parks sure looks like he was having a blast!
And here is Lincoln, Parker and Annie...
You'll have to wait for the release of the song to hear what they played....Jeremy's working on mixing it and putting it all together! :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Preschool at the Zoo!

Parker's preschool took a field trip to the zoo last week...all the animals were out, it was just a little bit overcast, but not too cold, and the kids had a ball! Here's some pictures from our fun morning!!
Aren't these kids cute?....there's Talon, Parker, Jackson, Tanner, Sadie & Emry! (If you look closely, you can see the head of the crane peaking up over the sign!)

The boys really liked seeing the lions!!...they're back there behind them...


We were able to spot the giraffes without any problems!...this was the first time we were able to see them outside of their enclosure (our zoo just got giraffes a few months ago)!


Parker then had to "drive" the Safari Truck!

Connor loved watching the penguins!...he looks a little lost here, but I promise, he had fun!!

And, of course, we have to take a picture on the Komodo Dragon! It wouldn't be a trip to the zoo with out it!! :)