Monday, April 29, 2013

That Time of Year

Even though we have almost exactly two more months of school, most of our extracurriculars are winding down and wrapping up in the next month or so.  Yes, it is time for recitals!  Our first one was yesterday:  Bud's spring piano recital.  You may recall the tension of last fall's performance (ahh, tellingly I didn't relate that part in the post, I see!  We arrived early at the library where it was to take place--not our town's library--and were told by the librarians that we had the wrong spot, so we went running around to the spot they thought, only to find out they were wrong and we had to go back to the library, getting there right before Bud's turn. And the librarians were extremely rude about it all. Very stressful.  This time the piano teacher straightened out the librarians in advance.)  This time the only glitch was Bud not being able to hear all of Goo's "break-a-legs" during his encouraging phone call before the performance (ah, I remember the time I went to Goo's piano recital, when he was maybe 15 or so?  He played last, the best!)

Anyway, Bud played both of his pieces beautifully--"All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera and "Cool Strut" from his workbook.  And his teacher handed him a ribbon afterwards, which he proudly had me pin on him.  He spent the rest of the recital listening and taking notes on what he wants to learn how to play:  "Fur Elise," "The Entertainer," and, odd one out, Taylor Swift's "Trouble."  I blame that last one on little Babysitter who makes music videos with the kids of Swift's songs.

Next up:  Sis's gymnastics exhibition, for which she is excited to wear a new pink leotard that matches the new hula hoops.  She's in the floor routine.  More about that in a couple of weeks.

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