Tuesday, February 27, 2007

So Much to Do, So Little Time

I got a call from the elementary school last week. The secretary said that some mother of a high school student wanted me to accompany her daughter, who plays the flute, for a state competition. I called the woman and sure enough, I now have another commitment to fulfill. I met with the girl yesterday for our first practice. She is really good on the flute. She is playing a very advanced concerto and they said she would get docked points without piano accompaniment. The two together sound amazing, if I do say so myself. So Friday I will be in Reno playing at a high school music competition. The mother says to let her know what I want to charge, because she wants to compensate me for my time. I hate asking for a certain rate though. I am always happy to oblige a request for help with music anyway because I believe in it. I want to help students succeed and help the programs keep going.


I get to attend a Time Out for Women in Reno on March 10th. They announced in Relief Society that it was coming to Reno a couple of months ago, so some of my friends and I decided we would go. Since my birthday is two days before and one of my friend's birthday is on the 10th, we are planning to all go out to dinner afterwards. I'm excited about it. Merrilee Boyack, Mary Ellen Edmunds, Cherie Call, Michael McLean, etc. will be there. It should be fun.

New Pajamas

Wal-Mart had pajamas on clearance for 2 bucks a package, so I was able to get matching ones for Ben and Ethan. They are pretty good buddies.

Benny always smiles when I request it, but it doesn't come naturally for him. He has to really think about it.

Ethan finally had a haircut about a week ago. He suddenly looks like a big boy!

This is what we woke up to on Monday morning. As is typical of this area, all traces of snow were entirely gone by 10 A.M. The footprints are from the kids leaving for the busstop.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ethan's Hair

The question was asked, "Is Ethan's hair red?" The answer is, "Yes." It does have quite a reddish tint, but it's most noticeable when light is shining on it.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ben is a great helper at home and a good big brother to Ethan. He's one of the most independent 5-year-olds I've ever known, especially for being number 7.

You can't see the whole shirt in this one, but Ethan is a Hunk of Burnin' Love. Is he a Dow-Atwater mix or what? He's finally walking with more and more confidence each day.

Here are my two stay-at-home boys. Benny is giving his best smile and Ethan is waving.

Here's Ethan in need of a first haircut.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

We had a combined friend birthday party for James and Ben yesterday. Everyone had lunch at McDonald's, and then we played at the park and had ice cream cake. The three friends are church friends that are all in kindergarten.

Adam was a comedian, George A. Green.

Brigham was the Duke of Sandwich.

David was the Count of Crisco.

Our three oldest boys were involved in the Missoula Children's Theater production of Robin Hood last week. I was the accompanist. It is really neat because two college-age people come in on a Monday, hold auditions, and then cast people and pass out scripts. They have rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the school day. On Friday afternoon they put the play on for the school and Friday night it is open to the public. Our kids always have lots of fun with it. In this one, David and Brigham were aristocrats and Adam was one of the merry band. Brigham is on the left and David is the fifth one over from the left.


Hello everyone! I finally decided to join the world of bloggers. The real reason for the delay was that our camera's battery charger has been missing for the last seven months. I ordered a new one on ebay. Sure enough, the day after it came, we found our old one. Isn't that Murphy's law? Oh well. I just have some miscellaneous pictures right now, so I figured I'd post what I had.