Thursday, December 18, 2014

This & That

There have been other things going on around here besides the stomach flu and Candy Cane's antics.

Yesterday Tyler got to take a limo ride out for lunch during the school day. They had a fund raiser at school last month. Students who sold over a certain number of items earned the trip. He didn't care for the restaurant, but he wanted to ride in the limo. Thankfully his stomach settled down and he was able to enjoy his ride and lunch.

Danielle practicing pitching. After all, there are only 5 months until softball season starts. :)

Danielle made this fish in art class at school. I love it! It makes me smile every time I look at it.

Today is my brother's 40th birthday. We enjoyed having dinner with him tonight.

Tomorrow is our last day of school before Christmas break. HOORAY!!

Candy Cane's Adventures - Being Naughty!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Candy Cane's Adventure - The Stomach Flu

Danielle, Tyler, and now Candy Cane. Pass the bucket!

Band Concert #2

Tyler's Christmas program was last night. He had 2 solos and spent a lot of time practicing, so it was very disappointing when he woke up at 3am yesterday morning with the stomach flu. I solicited prayers and let Tyler stay home from school most of the day. He took some anti-nausea medicine and went to school long enough to play in the band concert during the day. He rested the rest of the day. He took more anti-nausea medicine and toughed out the evening concert. I'm so glad he did! He did such a great job! His band director was grateful, too.

There is only one other trumpet player in the 7th grade band. She doesn't play all the notes most of the time and isn't very loud when she does, so although the other times aren't technically considered solos, most every time you hear a trumpet, it's him. He was the only person in both the 7th and 8th grade bands to have a solo. I'm so thankful he was able to play!

Here are 4 out of the 5 songs they played. Danielle took the video with her ipod and my phone.

Frosty the Snowman

Dark Adventure (Tyler has a small solo around the 2 min mark.)

Ukrainian Bell Carol

In Darkest Night (Tyler's solo starts at the beginning and he carries the melody by himself throughout the song.) The music starts around 1:20. Danielle wanted to get video of him introducing Tyler. :)

Monday, December 15, 2014