Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Christian's First Concert

Tonight Christian's school had their first-ever "Spring Concert."  Each class sang a song or two.

We weren't sure how Christian would do when he walked out with his class to find an entire lawn full of people eagerly waiting.  Thankfully, the school's owner stayed with Christian.  They all know him so well there, and do everthing they can to help ease his anxiety - and I'm always grateful to them for that.


As you'll see in the video, Christian didn't sing a whole lot.   And when he was able to come find us in the crowd, he climbed into my lap, put his head into my shirt and cried for a few moments. My poor, sweet little guy ... he was a bit overwhelmed!

Christian's frame of reference for a "concert" comes from a DVD called "Mater's Tall Tales." One of the segments is called, "Heavy Metal Mater," and Mater is the lead singer in a band, and during his song, he gets lifted high above the crowd at a concert. So, Papa obliged Christian's expectations and lifted him high in the sky.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Our Fun Weekend

The summer heat is on its way, so we're out and about trying to have as much fun as possible before even walking outside becomes miserable.

Saturday, we went to the grand opening of a new fire station in our community.  We've been watching it go up for months, so it was excited to check it out.  Christian's biggest thrill was getting a hug from the Chick-fil-A cow! :)

Saturday evening was our neighborhood's annual Block Party at the park across the street, and Auntie Liz joined us.  It was the first time many of our neighbors had seen Scarlett since her early days, so several of them held her and she handled it like a trooper.

Christian was off playing with other kids - some he knew, some he didn't.   He's really come out of his shell - we love to see him play and not be so shy!

Sunday morning, we went to church ... and to the annual church picnic that afternoon.  Though, that wasn't the best time.  It was a hot day and we didn't know there wasn't shade.  Despite being a potluck, there wasn't enough food.  By the time Jonathan and Christian returned from playing, only desert items were left.  We dedided it was best to get the kiddos out of the heat, so we packed it up after just a few mintes and headed home.

But not before I got some cute pics of our little Princessa: