Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The kids had their Christmas Piano recitals and I wanted to publish them as I was so proud of them! They both worked so hard!
|MarioFan played the first verse of Silent night and he is coming along nicely in his skills|
|Firedrake played the hardest piece she has ever learned. It is called 'What Child is This' by David Lanz who is a new age pianist...which seems to be the style of piano music Firedrake is drawn too.|
|Kids with their piano teacher after the performance|
|To celebrate a job well done we went out to Cracker Barrel for lunch!|
|Like baking lots of cookies|
|Seeing the Christmas lights at the Botanical gardens|
|Getting a family picture in a life size snow globe:)|
|I love Christmas lights|
|I had over 8 various teacher gifts for the kids various activities that I needed to shop for. This year the kids and I made Bath fizzies-- I used this recipe from Martha Stewart because it did not have any corn starch in it. I have never made these before so it was a learning experience for all and my first batch was an epic fail but eventually I figured out the proper water ratio:) We have a Lavender farm near us so I purchased Lavender and crushed it up to add to the bath fizzies along with some Lavender essence.|
|I used a plastic mold to shape them but I had lots of difficulty keeping them in a round shape|
|What they were suppose to look like:)|
|In the end we ended up with half spheres but it still worked out great. Both the kids tried two of them out prior to us bagging them up to make sure the worked properly:) Thankfully they did|
|gifts wrapped and all have been delivered by the children.|
I will be on a holiday break and won't get back to my blogging until the New Year (around the 8th).