Thursday, December 8, 2016

A first concert night together

These two are growing up before my very eyes. 

The big guy is in his last year of elementary school and his sister is right there behind him! 

It was pretty cool getting to watch them both perform in their winter band concert this evening.

I was one proud mama to a budding flute player and a rockin' trombone player. 

Way to go you two! 

And not to be left out...our resident comedian and notorious photo bomber, Ty.

I have a feeling they thought it was pretty cool to play in the new Fine Arts Auditorium...they looked like a snazzy group!

Checking to see if she had any fans in the audience...

 Awesome job 5th grade!!

Great concert 6th grade!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Snow Day!

This was Tyson's response to the news that school had been cancelled today! 

It's been one of those days.





Moments filled watching the softly falling snow swirl around in the wind outside our windows.

Minutes spent playing and reading and creating.

The kind of day that you don't want to ever come to an end!

So, when my two (not so little anymore) kids, invited me outside to play with them, I just couldn't resist.

I went, even though the adult in me didn't really want to go out into the freezing cold tundra that is Minnesota during a blizzard.

I'm glad they coaxed me out of my hiding place.

Although we didn't last long, and the only respite from the biting wind was on the front porch, we did have a great time.

Madi rescued one of her kitties who refused to walk more than three steps in the snow...

And as for Tyson...

he was more into being his happy, silly boyish self..



and diving

into the slippery snow on the porch.

His pure JOY for life is pretty contagious.

I am savoring today.

We needed this.