Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Joys of Joy Choir

Pete and I have been attending the same church since we graduated from college. So for the first few years before we had kids, we'd see the Joy Choir sing once a month or so. It was back then that Pete nicknamed it "The Pitch Distribution Singers" (you know, picture a bell curve, with the correct pitch at the fat part/top of the curve, and the kids fit at various points on the spectrum, so when you hear the song, you can pretty much make out the melody...if you have even a smidge of nerdiness in you, I'm sure you get the idea). Anyway, it was cute.

Then we had Daphne. And we thought, looking at our tiny infant, "She'll never actually be old enough to sing up there, right?" - half looking forward to it, and half being terrified that she'd someday grow up and stop being our baby.

Ok, and another half terrified that she'd be at one of the the far ends of the pitch distribution. Hey, when you're music snobs, you can't really help worrying about these things.

And, lo and behold, she's now a member of Joy Choir, and she loves it. Time flies.

(And she's solidly in range of the pitch. Whew!)

Looking for Grammy at the piano

Waving to Grammy.

Here's their last song of the year. You'll note that an over-eager youngster starts mimicking the conductor's directions part way through. You can't really blame her too much... there are in fact hand motions to a lot of the songs they've done. Just not this one.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ballet Class

Ok, I'm afraid I'm going to have to cash in on a Mommy Pass. What's a Mommy Pass? Oh, we're all given a set number upon entering motherhood. This particular card says, "The Freedom to Post an Exorbitant and Repetitive Number of Pictures of Your Offspring on the Same Blog Post Due to the Aggressive Cuteness of Said Offspring and this Situation Being Out of Your Control."

Oh yes, I've played this card before.

But, seriously, 4-year-olds attempting ballet. Out of my control, I tell you.

Proceed at your own risk.

"We have matching leotards!"

Er...Daphne...would you mind rejoining the class, please?

(Daphne's at the end of the line in most of these. You'll notice she favors the "plea"/squat move)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cycles (Bi and Tri)

Just a quick announcement: James can reach the pedals.

So, we've been out front doing a lot of this lately...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Golfing Family

We went to Tualatin Island Greens annual $1 bucket of balls - free food - etc. thing again this year. It was fun to see James participate this time. Last year he was still crawling (or just barely walking maybe..ah, the memory fades)

One righty, one lefty

Just one of the guys

On to the driving range

Guess which ball James hit...

Father and son

Brother and sister

(I'm pretty sure I whiffed. We'll say it was a practice swing. I give myself points for trying. Wait a minute, more points is bad in golf, right?)