Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Years from Peanut

Peanut is such a cutie and we sure love her.  She dresses up in different outfits at least four times a day.  She likes to dress as a Ballerina.  She loves to play with her sister and they play with dollies.  She is always singing.  Since we have been doing preschool she sings even more.  Here is a sample of her singing for you.  She is two and I can't believe how fast she is growing up.  She can go potty and is getting better everyday.  We had a little slip back in her toilet training but she is getting back to where she was.  She is always busy and getting into something.  Hopefully this will put a smile to your face as she sings to you!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Wishes from Popcorn

Popcorn just recently got a new piano teacher.  He has worked so hard to get this piece and his Minuet 2 ready for the candlelight recital at his teachers house.  He did such a great job.  I can't believe how old he is getting.  He is doing well in fourth grade and has a great teacher.  His favorite thing to do right now is lay on his bed reading The Sister's Grimm Books.  He loves to read.  He recently has learned to whistle and if he isn't singing he is whistling.  He played competitive soccer this Fall and will continue again once the snow melts.  We sure love him and are thankful for the help he is to us!  He is getting good at watching his brother and sisters for little time frames.  

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from Pumpkin

Pumpkin has been taking lessons since September and she practices without complaint.  She has learned so much in the last few months not only with the flute but with her ABC's and Numbers.  In preschool she started out knowing four letters and now she knows 21.  I thought that was pretty awesome progress!  She is a little sweetheart and plays so well with both her brothers and little sister.  She is a great help to me and often will come in while I'm cooking and say ,"Can I help Mom?"  She likes to stay busy and often will ask me, "What can I do now."  We love her and are so grateful she is in our family!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas from Pickle

I had the hardest time figuring out how to upload this video of pickle doing his two pieces from his Christmas Concert.  So I decided to try posting it on you tube and see how that goes.  (I will be posting one from each of the kids doing something soon) 
Pickle is playing "Hunter's Chorus" first and "Joy to the World."  This was a fun recital given at a rest home. I was asked to accompany all the violin students.  There was one piece that I worked really hard on to get just right.  We had a little Christmas Miracle because the student and I stayed together.  The piece was called Elegy by Lamar Barrus.  It is a viola solo that is just beautiful. Pickle has enjoyed playing in the orchestra at school this year.  His teacher lets him go during school to participate with the 7th and 8th grade orchestra which he thinks is really cool.  His brother told me one day that Pickle is the most popular kid in school because everyone knows him and thinks he is really cool.  I thought that was pretty funny.  Pickle is loving to read.  He has read all the Magic Tree house books and many Junie B Jones series.  Now he is liking the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  He is excelling at school and works hard to get 100% on each weeks spelling test and has all semester so far.  We sure love him and think is so much fun!