Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spring Break 2017

The kids and I (sans Seth) made impromptu plans for Spring Break this year. The instigator for the sudden travel plans was this weather forecast right here:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Grant's solo

Oh I love this video so much.  I had to break it down into three pieces because it was too long, and even then I guess the second piece was still too long, so here are two of the three.  

My goodness Grant has the most beautiful voice.  He is such a sweet boy, too- this song is sorrowful and he mentioned to me a few times that it was hard to sing such a sad song.
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I love this boy so much!

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Grant's play

In March we had the special treat of watching Grant perform in his fifth grade "musical". The music teacher put together a play with some fifth graders acting as characters, and the rest on risers singing the group songs.

The play was a story of European immigrants to America in the 1800's. Grant had the role of the father of the featured family. He sang the only solo of the night and amazed us all with his beautiful voice.

Haircut!

Brenna grew her hair out so she could donate it-wow, it was so long!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Brenna's play

Brenna participated in the junior high play this year. The production was Once Upon A Wolf, a story about the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood who doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore, and he goes from fairy tale fairy tale trying to find a better role. Brenna was both the stepsisters from Cinderella. She had a puppet for each and used different voices. She enjoyed being a part of it.

Valentine's Day 2017

One of my friends shared this cute activity and we did it as a family for FHE. We had teams and Rob put came up with some additional games (shooting q-tips out of a straw at a paper-plate target, for example)

Our new house

After much waiting, they dug ground for our new house Jan 20! They dug the basement and then has to wait for better weather before they poured the foundation, then had to wit a few week before they could pour the basement floor...

Once the basement cement work was finally completed, it seems the house has been progressing quickly.

Solo and Ensemble

In February, Brenna and Seth participated in the Solo and Ensemble competition through their schools. They each sang a solo as well as performed in an ensemble. Seth made big bucks accompanying nine people that weekend. I was happy he could develop some accompaniment skills, he was happy to earn money and become famous for his piano playing ability 😄

Our new house

After much waiting, they dug ground for our new house Jan 20! They dug the basement and then has to wait for better weather before they poured the foundation, then had to wit a few week before they could pour the basement floor...

Once the basement cement work was finally completed, it seems the house has been progressing quickly.