Friday, October 21, 2011

mid oct. 2011

lately i have enjoyed listening to the melodious sounds emerging from our music "studios".
S in the basement with her cello.
L in the family room on the piano.
and D set up on the keyboard in the office.
L and D rotate between the keyboard and the piano. they are moving right along and so proud of themselves when they master a song.
we haven't found a cello instructor for S yet, so she is self-taught. it reminds me of my glorious and successful days in 6th and 7th grade orchestra. let's just hope she doesn't get in trouble for passing around inappropriate jokes and putting her instrument in her mouth. boy may parents must have been proud.

(kind of) funny story: since my husband played in the chandler orchestra in college, we actually ran into my 6th grade orchestra teacher, who was also in the chandler orchestra. i ducked my head down , but paully called out her name. she marched right up to the car and said "is that nellie welch in that car?? you know i almost changed careers after having you and courtney that year." i was so embarrassed and apologized. she said it was her hardest year but made her a stronger teacher. i can still play boil them cabbages tho.

let's just hope that the apple falls far from the tree for my sake.
we attempted to make caramel apples. after getting all set up, we could not get the caramel to stick to the apples. tried another caramel batch.... no luck.

plan b: slice the apples and let the kids dip them in the caramel, peanuts, coconut, mini choc. chips & sprinkles. not as pretty, but easier to eat :)

S and D had a little halloween crafting session. they were chatting and giggling and happy. they said this is so fun. S said "yes, we can hang these crafts on our walls. our room really needs to look more halloweenie."

D thought that was the funniest thing ever.

mommy dearest moment: L and i were removing labels from water bottles and reapplying tape that matched the color theme for a baby shower. totally necessary. L is very precise, so she was the perfect companion for this job. we had them all lined up and i was inspecting them. i pointed to one that needed to be redone. L nodded her head a little and agreed that it should be re-taped. she tried her best to get it straight and quickly put it in the back of the line and glanced up at me to see if i was watching.

i told her she did an awesome job and thanked her for being so industrious.


this morning, while enjoying the beautiful weather and green grass in our backyard, i changed baby's poopy diaper and let him run around naked. he was so happy. in a flash, he had climbed up on the swing set and slipped down the steep slide. i put the diaper on the table and rushed over to the naked baby lying in the grass. it was a sad sight. he was totally fine, but it scared me.
in the meantime, the dumb dog swiped the diaper and was running around the yard like a maniac. he has a tendency to shred things like lightening. i really wanted to retrieve the diaper before he shredded it and distributed big chunks of poop all over the yard for us to step in. oh i was so mad. i finally got the diaper and he then swiped the jammies baby was wearing. grrr.... i was really mad at this point. luckily he dropped them quick without putting any holes in them. i really like those jammies. why did i think it was a good idea to get a dog?

well, it's friday and i am looking forward to seeing a family movie tonite and going up north to a pumpkin patch. i need to see if i can gather up some cute outfits and get a cute picture for christmas cards. hmmmm.... i wish matilda jane clothes weren't so expensive. they would be perfect.


The Richardson's said...

I need you to help me pick out cute clothes for our photos!!!

I never know what to pick.

The Richardson's said...

and I love that all of your kiddos are playing instruments. Hooray!

Anonymous said...

thanks d and s for my haalloween pics. now my kitchen looks halloweeny. lovegram