I'll very generously let his dad take the credit for passing along his genes.......
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Hannah has been playing the piano now for ten months. This little clip is of her playing her own composition (which she made up just because she wanted to, not because it was required). The piano is out of tune (I'm not sure if it can actually get in better tune because there is a broken piece at the back of the piano). It's my granny's piano, so it is priceless to me, and at this point, it is good enough for Hannah to learn to play on.
Anyway, she doesn't play the song perfect, but I think she plays pretty good.
(Spoken from a proud mama....)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This girl-o-mine is such a big help to me that I really don't know what I'd do without her. Today while I was busy with something else, she sorted, folded and put away three loads of laundry. This included careful folding of towels, her brother's clothes, as well as her dad's and mine. All of this without my asking her to.
She also helped Seth with his school while I was vacuuming. Because he wouldn't take his school work seriously (cracking jokes constantly) I gave him "lines". My elder sister passed this bit of wisdom onto me because it was a tried and true formula while she homeschooled. While Seth repeatedly wrote "I will not joke" and "I will listen to mom", if he had a question, Hannah helped him. (He was trying to write "j ke" without an O because he already "used his O in the word not"......go figure....). She helped so I could finish my work.
Hannah finished her grade two in early April and has been working on her grade three. Seth should be finished soon (and only isn't because of MY neglect - there has been too much going on lately), so I plan to let her stop for the summer when Seth is done.
She is doing very well in her piano, receiving high compliments from both her teacher and the receptionist where she takes her lesson. She practices very diligently and I rarely have to ask her to practice.
Her latest ambition is to be a veterinarian. And - a Sunday School teacher. When she told me she was "imagining her class of kids", I complimented her and told her that it was a worthy ambition when she grew up. She informed me that she didn't want to wait until she grew up. She wanted to teach Sunday School now and couldn't understand why she wasn't quite ready.
Ahhh, such a sweet lass.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
And so ended our evening on a good note. Of course, this picture looked so much like myself I just had to use it........:)