Karate Kid and Stat Boy both had Karate belt testing on Saturday. I missed Stat Boy's testing for his senior orange belt , but I was able to see the last 1/2 hour of Karate Kid's test for blue belt. Karate Kid has just passed the half way mark toward earning her black belt.
Wingnut had to head out to work for the day following Stat Boy's belt test. The rest of the family headed out to our Home School Talent Show, an event I helped plan and run. The program was a smashing success and the children seemed to have a marvelous time. We had 42 separate acts and the show took just under 2 hours. I'm sure it was painful for the audience at times, but this is such a great opportunity for our home schoolers. They gain confidence and experience in standing up in front of an audience. These are life lessons.
I had hoped to have more photos from the talent show, but did you know it is nearly impossible to manage 42 performances, chase around a two year old, and film and photograph the whole shebang. In the end, photos got the short end of the stick. Hopefully we'll have some video to post later this week.
Sunday the children had their annual Spring Piano Recital. Another two hours of watching and listening to children perform their talent. I didn't get any photos of that event, but I did video tape our children's performances and hopefully Karate Kid will upload, edit and compress some video before the end of the week. Karate Kid played a beautiful duet with another High School piano student that was really impressive.
Karate Kid receives her blue belt.
Karate Kid took a traditional Japanese folk tune and wrote an arrangement for two hands on the piano and two flutes. Karate Kid and Skoshi A were on the piano and Oleander and our little home school friend were on the flutes.
Oleander played her piece from this years Flute
Fair Master's Class.