Monday, November 14, 2011

Sonatina Festival 2012

Saturday was the Sonatina competition at the college in Twin falls and the kids did an amazing job!  All four of them made it to the top 2 for their level.  This meant they were able to play off in the concert. Hailey came away with the trophy for level 10, Taylor won the trophy for level 11, Heidi earned the trophy for level 1, and Torsten was the first runner up for level 12!

Taylor with his buddy Henry.  It was fun to see so many of our homeschool friends there at the competition.  Many of them won awards too.

I asked our wonderful piano teacher, Barbarba Mix, to pose in a picture with the kids.  I'm so grateful for such a talented teacher and for kids who love to play and practice the piano!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just a quick random post to try catching up with some October pictures, since we're now (unbelievably) almost a 1/4 of the way through November!

Part of the family in our Halloween garb. The boys were still in the showers getting cleaned up from a day of working on the tractor and hauling trees so I missed them.

Taylor captured some cheerful autumn colors in the Lower Salmon park.

Leif loves being pulled around the house in his clothing bin.  We always laugh because he looks like a little package being delivered.

Hailey and Heidi were a big help in scraping Great-Grandma Bishop's house.  It was an all day job!  The next week, the local church painted it.

The same day the girls were helping me scrape the house, the boys were with Grandpa and Joel cutting and hauling away some weedy trees in Grandma's pasture.  Here's Taylor and Reagan taking a load off to the burn pile across the road.

Lately, Leif really hates to miss out on anything, so he tries to escape a nap if at all possible.  But eventually, that nap catches up.

 Even if it has to happen in the standing position.