Wednesday, August 20, 2008

V-Day

Now that Nathaniel & Felicia are in 4th grade, they have the opportunity to be in orchestra if they want. They all went for an introduction to the class & received some permission slips.

As you can guess, they BOTH want to join! {love how they want to follow in my footsteps}

I signed them up & they start next week. So, last night, we took them to get *measured* for an instrument (to rent). Felicia is starting with a 1/2 size violin & Nathaniel is already big enough for a 3/4 size violin. We also got them a starter pack that includes a music stand and shoulder rest for each of them. Oh and we got their beginner books that the school is requiring.

They are SO EXCITED!!!! They wanted to try out their violins last night but we told them to wait. We also had to make some rules that Ashley & Anson aren't too happy about {since they're the ones the rules are about - like NO TOUCHING EVER}.

Nathaniel & Felicia are begging to at least take out their violins tonight after their homework is done. And they want me to show them how to put the shoulder rest on & set up their music stands. They are SO CUTE!!! I love that they're excited!

{actually before we got to the music place, Nathaniel was having 2nd thoughts, but once he saw the violins, his eyes lit up}

I hope they have a good experience & enjoy learning something new! We let them know that it will be fun but also a lot of hard work! They seem to be up for the challenge!!!

12 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome! you are a super nice mom!
Peyton is wanting to do it. i need to let him. he wants to do viola.

The Graham Family said...

Emily is going to play the Violin too!!!! she is so excited, we made sure to insure it because we just new what Katherine would say and do when she saw it for the first time "oh a guitar, I want to play my guitar" and then she cried when we said "NO".

Tanja said...

That is good stuff, how exciting!
It's great that they are so excited to get started, that always helps!!

Cant Hardly Wait said...

That is fantastic! I love how kids get so excited about stuff, and music is great for everyone. I love it.

erika said...

how in the world are your kids in the same grade? did i miss something? :)
i remember that we both used to play the violin. i am impressed that you would remember how to do the shoulder strap, etc. I think I have forgotten each and every bit of playing the violin!
by the way, i love your digi-scrapping. you are so talented!

Pamela said...

How cool!! I'm so excited for you, before long, you'll have your own family band :-) I loooove fiddlin, but you knew that already LOL!!

I've left a little something for you on my blog and thanks so much for stopping by Andrea and the wonderful comments and support!!!

http://midnightcharms.blogspot.com/2008/08/pretty-girls-with-pretty-curls.html

Pamela said...

How cool!! I'm so excited for you, before long, you'll have your own family band :-) I loooove fiddlin, but you knew that already LOL!!

I've left a little something for you on my blog and thanks so much for stopping by Andrea and the wonderful comments and support!!!

http://midnightcharms.blogspot.com/2008/08/pretty-girls-with-pretty-curls.html

tammy said...

I would love to know how to play the violin. I'd need carpal tunnel surgery first...

charlie said...

Hi Andrea, thankyou for your beautiful comments on my blog from a beautiful lady. I have been watching you blog with with great interest. I love reading about your wonderful family. Glad the back to school has gone well. I am going to snag your blinkie and add to my blog too, if thats ok?
Charlie xxx

Jen Shumway said...

oh the memories of the violin with you!

Jen said...

Fun for them! I hope they like it!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Congrats! How cool is that?