Saturday, March 7, 2009

Musical Saturday (3/7/09)

Today was a busy day, filled with lots of music. This morning, Katherine had her first piano recital. She got to play on one of the grand pianos at church. She was the first one of five performers. Katherine was not nervous at all, but was excited about the whole thing. Here is a list of the music she played:

Russian Dance
Come See the Parade
Lullaby and Goodnight
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Tonight was the Saturday Band Concert for the elementary schools. There are three different groups: the Beginner Band, the Second Year Band, and the Kadet Band. Brett is in the Second Year Band. Since there is only one trumpet player for that group, Logan was asked to help out. He has been going to Saturday morning band sessions and joined in the concert tonight. This is what they played: Bb Rock Ab by Sigvald H. Norman, Londonderry Air arranged by Ernest Ortone, Bach in Rock by J.S. Bach and arranged by Sandy Feldstein, Fiesta Espaniola by Timothy Loest.

Jim did videotape both performances. Stay tuned for video clips. Don't forget to move your clocks forward an hour tonight!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Brett is in love! (2/28/09)

Brett is in love!
I'm guessing I have your attention. My eleven year old is in love with Georgia. She has brown, black, and white smooth hair.

Yesterday, I took Brett, Katherine, and Ella Rupe to the Wisconsin Kennel Club Dog Show at the WI State Fair Exposition Center. Daut, Sue, and Cyrus joined us for a while. There were some extremely funny looking dogs. There were some absolutely adorable dogs. Look at Georgia! Georgia is a two year old, miniature, smooth-haired Dachshund. We spent most of the day walking around, looking at dogs, and talking to owners about their dogs. Brett was so happy!
Katherine with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever
A Miniature Smooth-Haired Dackel
Katherine and Ella with a Corgi

Ella and Katherine with an Irish Wolfhound

Katherine, Ella, and Brett with Stomp, a Bull Mastiff

Stomp really liked Katherine!

This is a dog!

The winner in it's hunting class....a Long-haired Dackel!