This evening Andrew had his second orchestra concert of the year. They played four songs written by Tchaikovsky.
It was predicted to be a nice day today and the weather did not disappoint. We met up with the Reagens at Greenwood Park for a hike through the woods, playing with the ice on the pond, and then playing at the playground. Everyone loved spending some time outside and enjoying the warm sunshine.
There is a tradition in Clive where the fire department drives Santa around a couple of weeks before Christmas to visit all of the neighborhood kids. This morning was the big day and the kids were excited for the visit.
The Reagens came over after school today to hang out. They did a lot of things, this domino run just being one of them. These kids just can’t get enough of each other!
Lucia and Rose have Chicken Pox! They were exposed a couple of weeks ago, and we noticed the first pox on Monday night. Tuesday was OK, but things have gone downhill since then. Lucia has a ton, and quite a few on her face. Rose has about half as many as Lucia, but also some in some uncomfortable places. They are doing better now and we hope to see some improvement over the weekend.
Mari is an awesome tuba player! Here is her first band concert from 2018, well, one song. The tubas actually get to play the melody for part of the song, which is cool
- Mari really is good at tuba. She gets rave reviews from her teachers.
- Hearing the kids play in their bands is awesome. For one of the first times in their life they are part of something big and impressive.
Sometimes the kids like making long domino things.