Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Seth's Band Concert

Sometimes, I'm not a good mom. Sometimes I forget about things like my kid's concert until an hour before. Then I can't call anyone and let them know about it. Maybe one of these days I'll get my crap together enough that I will remember. Until then, here are some videos of his concert. He plays the clarinet and is getting pretty good at it!

(Please pardon the videography. Lyra wanted to be the cinematographer, but her attention span isn't the longest! Some of the videos end quite abruptly in the middle of his performance!)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

My family spoils me with breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. As my kids have gotten older, the homemade cards and gifts have become fewer. That makes me sad, they are my favorite part! I was complaining about this fact to David as I was eating my breakfast. Pretty soon Bugga and Pyper came running in my bedroom. They handed me these...

This one was from Pyper. It says "You are the best mom. I think you are as creamy as a Caramello! Love, Pyper"

This was from Bug. It made me laugh pretty hard. Last summer we had a good road trip that involved a gummy bear passenger stuck on the window that we named "Steve". Lyra made me my very own "Steve World"!

These kiddles of mine sure make me smile!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Little Miss Pagent

This coming week is Black and White Days.  One of the festivities was a Little Miss pageant for any second grade girl who wanted to enter.  Pyper thought it sounded like fun, so we filled out her form and sent it back to school. She stewed and stewed over what to do for her talent and finally decided to sing "Tomorrow" from Annie. We found a karaoke YouTube video and she practiced and practiced. They got to do 3 outfit changes if they wanted to. First they wore their favorite outfit, then another for their talent, and then they dressed up as their favorite princess for the awards.

First they introduced each girl and told a bit about them. (Hannah was the cinematographer since I had a tall person sitting in front of me and pretty much got to see the back of his head...and I was the designated clothing changer for the night!)  The video is kinda hard to hear, but she still makes me laugh!

Next came the talent portion. Have you ever listened to JUST the music from Tomorrow? It doesn't sound anything like the song! She had been struggling to get the timing right, so at the last minute she decided to just sing without the music. I think she did a pretty good job! And she wore her trusty Mary Poppins dress for good measure!

Then it was time for the awards. Every girl got an award, which Pyper thought was really neat.  They got to dress up as their favorite princess for this part. She decided that she wanted to dress as Lady Galadriel from Lord Of The Rings. (Random fact, Pyper's middle name is Galadriel... yes, we are geeks!)  She wondered if anyone would know who she was...they didn't.

She won the award for "Best Hair", which made me happy...that took for EVER to curl!

She had a fun "pageant"!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lyra's last concert

Tonight was Lyra's last orchestra concert for the MWSA. She is getting quite good at her violin, and says she wants to play in middle school next year! Since I forgot to tell anybody about her concert, here are some videos. I took them with my phone, since I discovered my camera battery was dead when we got to the concert. Go me!

They played four songs...
(She is about dead center with the bright blue violin)

I'm pretty proud of her!