Monday, May 16, 2011


Kevin and I played Scrabble the other night and we used every tile! Kevin made me take a picture.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Uncle Roger and Aunt Carolyn

Visitors! My Uncle Roger and Aunt Carolyn have stopped by our home so many times and we have not been home. Finally this time we were there and they came! We had fun visiting and learning of their plans to move to our area.

Monday, May 9, 2011


This is Buster. He was brought down from the farm to help eat our overgrown pasture. He is a really great horse and the kids love to ride him. Samantha and Derrick can catch him and wait for Kevin to saddle him. And they both can climb on by themselves. We really think it is special to have a horse in our backyard!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3 Musicans

All three kids did Let's Play Music this year. Samantha and Derrick finished and KayDee started. Next year Samantha and Derrick will take private piano lessons from me (we'll see how that goes). KayDee will continue the program and will start playing the piano as part of the second year. I am so grateful for this opportunity for my children to learn music and make it a part of them. It is something they can use throughout their life. It is something that is important to me and I'm glad I can pass that on to them.

Samantha's Recital

 Samantha has completed 3 years of Let's Play Music and played a piece she composed for the recital too.
 Miss Laura congratulating and presenting her with her trophy for completing the Let's Play Music program.
She played her piece memorized and did a fantastic job. Well done Samantha!

Derrick's Recital

 Derrick did such a good job with his recital. He has been in Let's Play Music for 3 years and played a piece that he composed for the recital. He had to introduce himself and his song.
 His bow after was very sophisticated.
 Miss Laura congratulating and presenting his trophy for completing the Let's Play Music program.
He told us he could be famous now since he is a composer!

KayDee's 1st Recital

 KayDee had her recital after taking a full year of music class of Let's Play Music. She got to learn how to play the bells, sing and recognize 3 basic cords among other foundational music skills.
 This is her during the puppet show. She has loved these since the older kids were in the class when she was two.
 Receiving her award from Miss Laura, her teacher.
Good job KayDee!