Sunday, December 8, 2013

just like Christmas

On Friday night we had a little recital for M with her Grandparents and the elderly couple next door.  She was adorable and amazing.  She played "Stars were Gleaming", "Clair De Lune", "Long long ago", "London Bridge", and "Away in a Manger" on the piano.  Then she played "Hot Cross Buns", and "Mary had a little lamb" on the recorder.

Afterward we got to have her choice of refreshments, candy, and Popsicles.

Today in church she played the "Away in a Manger" arrangement for the Primary to sing.  It was so wonderful.  We haven't sung with a pianist for 2 months.  And it was my little M playing so strong and in time... I was grinning ear to ear and so proud.

Monday, November 11, 2013


 M got to start piano in February.  She had been 5 for a while and was starting to read well enough that I felt we could start.  Then her reading took off, and piano is like a dream.  She practices and practices.  Then she throws a fit.  Then she buckles down and learns the songs and learns the virtuous cycle.  It's been awesome to see her learn to work, and keep trying.
 She's also stopped cutting her hair.  So now she gets to have a girly hair style once in a while.
But her hair is thin, and coarse, so the curls don't stay in long.
She's also lost her 4 bottom front teeth.  This picture is from Halloween.  She dressed up as a lion.