May 19, 2010

Spring Musical Surprise

This afternoon the elementary had it's Spring Musical where every grade performs and the school band also performed. Each class had songs to sing or play on bells or recorders depending on the grade. My camera's batteries were dying but I was able to snap a few pictures of the kids singing. The K and 1st graders did some really cute songs that they did motions too! My two Kindergardeners were right in the middle singing and dancing. It was sooo cute!
To our surprise the 2nd graders also played handbells as part of their performance. Ms Henshaw then announced that not only did the students compose the piece they were playing but our Kristofer came up with the name.... "Ring Bell, Ring!" Kristofer's OT Jennifer Lane, was there supporting Kris and she leaned over and asked me if I knew this...NO! My heart was swelling with pride and I don't think any other momma could smile as big as I was. He is amazing!
Then the 4-5th graders got up and sang. They did AWESOME! Here is Jaron in the back with his 3 best buddies, Tavyn, Devon and Bump (his nickname). We are SO PROUD of all 4 kids! Then the band played again and Kris and Jaron were part of that :) The biggest surprise of the day was when Ms Henshaw announced that Kristofer was the recipient of : OUTSTANDING 2nd GRADE MUSIC STUDENT!!

May 15, 2010

"I have a window in my mouth"

This is what Eli said to me after his first bottom tooth fell out. That was earlier this week. Then last night he bursts into my room and announces to Sara and I, "Now I have a bigger window in my mouth!" He had lost his second tooth. Two in one week! :) Love it! Althought when he lost his first one it brought tears to my eyes. Which surprised me. But he is the last of the 4 diaperheads to start loosing their baby teeth. My babies are not staying babies anymore and I am not sure how much I like that. I love that they are more independant but at the same time I want them to slow down. There are days that I cherish the quiet then other days that I think...soon it will always be quiet. It's so emotional. Things have been a bit overwhelming for our family lately. Just private things going on in our family. I can't tell you how excited I am to have summer coming and that means vacationing in FLORIDA! YAY! Can't wait to just sit on the beach or by my parents pool and bask in the Florida sunshine. Breath in the beach air and enjoy some down time. We SO NEED this vacation!

May 12, 2010

My Little Concert Band Members

Last night our two oldest boys, Jaron and Kristofer performed in their schools concert band. What you need to know is that the band consisted of two 2nd graders (one being Kristofer), one 3rd grader and the rest were 4th - 8th graders. Jaron is in forth and plays the sax. You really can barely see him in these videos and in the pictures that will follow because he sits on the left and in the 2nd row. But he was there playing away! We are so proud of both boys for all of their hard work. Jaron has been playing since August and Kristofer just started piano lessons but has done so well following along with the music that his piano teacher and the school band teacher decided that he needed to be apart of the band. :) Can you say PROUD MOMMA!! Oh yea very proud of both! The band teacher, Ms Henshaw brags on both of them and has told us many times that Jaron is very talented :) and so is Kristofer. To be honest to see how far Kristofer has come the past few years is remarkable! God continues to amaze us in how he uses Kristofer. God truly has blessed us with some great children!

In this video Kristofer is playing the tambourine.

In this video Kristofer is playing the xylophone...or what he calls the bells.