Thursday, December 31, 2015

Skating Fun

Sunday evening those who still had skates that fit and
who weren't sick went to the local rink for open skate.


Thankfully Emily and Kristin weren't hit by the latest
bug yet...


Neither was our favorite photo bomber :) ...


…or Matthew--I don't have any comment about this :)


A friend from church met us at the rink and had fun out-skating
us--he hadn't even skated for three years.
We have a long way to go!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Carols with the Preschoolers

We took our strings back to the preschool this week
to play some Christmas carols for them.  This time
we brought Jonathan along with some percussion
instruments and this was quite a hit!


Many of the little people were brave enough to come
up and try some of the instruments even though 
Jonathan is quite the big, scary guy :)


Some of them were a little more enthusiastic than
others eliciting an "Oh my!" from Jonathan.


Even though we go home exhausted, we're always
so glad we went.  They are so appreciative!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Grandma is 88!

Last night we were able to celebrate Grandma's
88th birthday!


She needed a little help blowing out the candles
so we sent our trombone player to do the job :)


After the celebration it was time for games with Grandma.


Grandma has always been up for trying any game 
with the children.  This one is the robot game.
Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Studious Christopher

Christopher chose the "flurries" as his study buddies
this afternoon.


I think he's hoping they'll help him on his biology
quiz tomorrow :)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Recital Pictures

Emily and Kristin had their Christmas student recital
today, and their students all did such a good job!

Helena with her teachers :)



 Kristin is Helena's piano teacher and Emily is her flute teacher.  What a blessing it is to have in-house instruction!!


 James is blessed to have Kristin for both his cello and his piano teacher.

Benjamin has Kristin as his piano teacher
and is doing amazingly well.

They all played so well today.  The ladies had orchestrated a 
grand finale incorporating their combined studios that was so
fun.  I'll try to get that uploaded tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Christopher!

Though it seems hard to believe, Christopher
turned 15 today!


Emily made him a candy cane angel food cake.
It was yummy! (emphasis on the was)


Happy birthday, Christopher!
We love you!

A Quick Practice

Emily and Kristin have learned to seize the moment for a quick
practice when both big guys are home.


They were able to get a good rehearsal in before Matthew headed
off to his second job :)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Concert Bound


Emily and Kristin are headed to a holiday concert this evening. 


This is an unusual event.  They get to attend a concert and not
participate in it :)