20 December, 2009

Piano

I know in my last post that things were winding down here in the Bear house. Due to a ferocious winter storm, things got mixed up a bit and rearranged some. Baby Bear started piano lessons in September this year, and just loves it! She has the greatest piano teacher, who is calm and sweet and boy can she play the piano! Each year, all the students choose a song to play at the Christmas recital, Baby Bear chose to play "Away In A Manger". She also turning to to quite the fashionista, she loves dresses now, versus a few months ago I couldn't hardly get her near a dress. She is also loving have longer hair again, and being able to have curls, and French braids.

She worked really hard to get the timing right, to play the right notes, and to play the whole piece without looking at her fingers. On the recital night Baby Bear was the first person to perform. She did a super job! No stage fright, no hesitation and to her credit NO mistakes! She was just thrilled and so were Papa Bear and I.

Baby Bear seems to have grown 5 years in the past 5 month, she is such a joy to have in our family, we just adore her. I will leave you with the video of Baby Bear's musical number. (That is if the video uploaded correctly!)

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06 December, 2009

Winding Down

Christmas is just around the corner, and with a full weekend long blizzard blowing through, it sure looks the part outside. We are keep warm in our little cave, enjoying having the 3 of us snowed in for the weekend.

We are looking forward to a milestone this month, Papa Bear will be finishing up his first semester next week! He has a couple of big projects due, and 4 final exams to get ready for, but after that we get him at home for 3 full weeks! He tells us that he has really enjoyed school so far, and is excited about what is to come. We are so proud of our Papa Bear! On his major tests and mid terms, his tests scores have been between 79% - 108%.

Baby Bear has really enjoyed the snow fall this last week, and was even more thrilled when she found her sled in the shed. She spent a full hour sliding down the ditches by the house on Thursday. I am so glad we live at the dead end of a lonely country road, so she could play outside. I am trying to come up with some more inside activities, since tomorrow will be really cold and there is no school.

We hope you are all keeping warm!

02 December, 2009

Halloween

Well, Halloween was more than a month ago, but I am trying to catch up on these missed posts. So here is goes.

Baby Bear wanted very much to dress up this year, for her class party, I reluctantly agreed to let her, but with some strict guidelines regarding her costume. This is what I came up with, using only items we already had


On the day of the class party, I was running errands and planned on meeting Baby Bear at the school after lunch to help her into her costume, which I had with me. I was on my way to the school, when I got a phone call from Baby Bear's teacher, telling me the costume parade was about to start and Baby Bear was without her costume. Well, I didn't know there was a parade, I didn't make it to the school in time for her to put on her costume. I was upset at the lack of communication, and Baby Bear was fit to be tied that she was the only child who didn't have a costume for the parade.

I was able to calm down the angry little bear, and get her into her costume so she could participate in the little party. Lesson learned though, next year the costume will be going to school with Baby Bear, not to the Grocery store with me.