Andrew had his big youth orchestra concert. He couldn't duck out of this picture, now could he?? HA! He is an amazing cellist. He sits in the middle of the cello section in the top orchestra in the program. He is younger than most in the group.
Andrew got a brand new cello today. We have been renting up to this point and now he has his very own. Notice two things: a) he is wearing his baseball pants, gotta love a multi-talented kid and b) he would only allow me to take this picture if his head was not in it...sigh
Bella needed to call her friend for homework help. I took this picture to remind me of a) how polite she was when talking to her friends mother and b) how weird she knows her mother is for taking a picture of her on the phone.
Bella finally decided on the Newberry book she would read for her book report. It was suggested to her by one of her teachers because it is quirky and has the same sense of humor that Bella has. I can't wait to dig in.
Have I Told You I Hate Speaking In Front of People?We have a regional independent school conference coming up and I am giving one of the presentations. YIKES!! This is me preparing, and if you could only see the panic on my face. I would MUCH rather sing in front of people than speak.
Me and My Girl
Rich, Bella, and I went to Famous Dave's BBQ for dinner on Friday night. We were bored so we took pictures while we waited. I love this one.
Rain Rain Go Away
It was Bella's first spring soccer game. Here she is before the game. She is lamenting the fact that the game is probably going to be canceled because it is POURING down rain. However, they didn't cancel it (yip.ee.). So we sat in the nasty, cold, rain and watched the Purple Penguins win!!
In summary: Boy do I have talented and oh so cute kids, if I do say so myself. I do, however, wonder where her manners come from. I didn't "teach" it to her, but modeling good behavior must go along way. I feel by getting a headless shot of Andrew I am slowly working my way into his picture taking heart. Mostly, I am reminded that I have this HUGE talk coming up and now I cannot focus on anything else...must go take chill pill!!