Live in the Moment

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Sunday, December 14, 2014

#blackmail

I’m saving this for blackmail if I ever need it! hahahahha! ;)

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

All Region Concert

This is pretty much how she felt after practicing her part for two days,
and then performing in a concert this afternoon. She did amazing!
I’m so proud of this girl & her wonderful talent! Go Cailey! :)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Winter Band Concert

The Winter Band Concert was tonight. They did amazing.
It was a packed house so we ended up sitting behind the band.
I’ll try to tell you which one is Zach, Cailey or Ry. Here we go! ;)

Zach is standing up on right with a trombone second from the end. (jazz band)

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….dancing with their trombones. The crowd went wild! They got a standing ovation.

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This is the concert band. Zach plays tuba. His head is right in the middle by the PRHS stand.

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They played “Let it Go” from Frozen. Some of the 6th grade band students got to help lead.

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Our tuba player walking off the stage. :)

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Next up was the 7th/8th grade band.
Cailey had a speaking part. That is her at the microphone.

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…..walking back to her seat. Cailey plays clarinet.

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Cara & her friend Addi chilling out during the concert.

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7th/8th grade band

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Doesn’t she look excited? ;)

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Then it was the 6th grade band’s turn.
Rylan plays trumpet.
He is right in front of & to the left of the girl in heels.

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The sixth grade band is huge. It has 100+ members.

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Mr. Rylan

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Zach with some of the band awards from this season.
They are really doing an amazing job! Go band!

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Listening to #LetitGo #Frozen #prhs #band #mysonisintheresomewhere :)

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pre-concert pictures

We were trying to get some pre-concert pictures of the kiddos
in their all black attire for the band concert tonight.
We couldn’t quite get it all together for that! ha! These are pretty funny though!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Santa Train

Today Cole’s preschool class rode the Santa Train.
We surprised Cara, and she got to come, too. :)

We got to visit with Santa, drink hot cocoa & have cookies.
We sang carols & had lots of fun just being together with friends. :)

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