Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bailey's Christmas Concert

I have a little down time while Kelly is sleeping (see post below) so thought I would add some updates here that I've been meaning to do so here goes...Bailey had her school Christmas Concert recently. She is now in the 4th grade and so is allowed to choose if she wants to participate in the music program. She chose to be in both choir and orchestra. They don't normally have a choir but I guess the music teacher had a rare open period and Bailey and some other kids kept asking for one so she put it together. That teacher is a really nice lady!

Anyway, here is Bailey singing with the choir. She sang several songs but I picked this one because Bailey and 3 other girls are the only ones singing the high "Noels" and so she's extra proud of this one. You'll understand what I mean about the noels when you watch. Hey Dahlia, recognize the dress? Whenever she wants to wear it, which is a lot, it's called "The Maddie Dress." I had to find ways for her to wear it in winter as I'm sure you can see, but it actually works well!:

After she sang, she had to run over to her spot with the orchestra to play her violin. The orchestra is a really big deal at her school which kind of surprises me because when I was in the 4th grade it was the band that was a big deal. At Bailey's school the band is really small and the orchestra is HUGE. Go figure. Anyway, Bailey's been talking about playing the violin since the 1st grade so she was really happy to get to play it this year. They only let so many kids play each instrument and the big majority ask for the violin so she was lucky. I do think the music teacher was a bit of a help as she has a soft spot for Bailey. Anyway, here's Bai playing live for the first time:

Vaughn did the best he could while needing to sit for a long concert but as you can see he got restless after awhile. He is really turning into the busy little toddler. Thank goodness that my parents came along and were helping to entertain the little guy as Kelly wasn't able to get off work to come and I was videotaping the whole thing so he wouldn't miss a minute. I know had I been there by myself there's no way I could have done both. I love grandparents!!! Whether it's my folks or Kelly's, we know we can count on our family to help us out. Thank you all for that!

Well that's enough for now. I think I'll clean our room again. Yes, I know that housekeeping would do it (as Kelly keeps telling me) but it gives me something to do and I don't mind making the beds and picking up. Maybe I'll be lucky and Kel will wake-up soon and need me to do something. You know I'm really not very good at this "just relaxing" thing. Oh, and if you want to post comments, it means a lot to Bai to read them when they involve would be much appreciated. Love to you all!

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