Monday, June 1, 2009

Just a Few Photos from the Weekend

Phew, we had a busy weekend. Boy am I glad it is Monday!

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.
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1 comment:

Your Bro said...

Wow Mau busy weekend...keeping up with the gang is 2 full-time jobs! Congrats to Shorty on reaching Blue Belt status...I can still take ya so don't get too cocky! Congrats also goes to StatNut for his Orange belt status...I think you should give breaking concrete bricks with your head a will definitely impress your Karate instructors and people always respect a man with stitches in his forehead! Little O you are looking beautiful kid and with that flute in your hand you look like your mother back in the day...I know you may not want to hear that but wow its scary the resemblance. I'm sure you are an awesome flute player and I wish I could have been there for your performance. I also want to give a shout out to Angelina the Ballerina and going twosies on the piano with Shorty. I'm proud to see that your musical talents match your dancing. Shorty is now recomposing music!!! Way to go!!! Boy if you can rewrite a Japanese folk tune I'm sure you can do wonders to Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby"! Well I hope you all are well and know that you are well loved! Mau go out and buy yourself something nice for your yoeman's duty over the weekend...I'm sure Chris won't mind paying the bill!

Love Ya Mau

Your Bro