Concert Time!

Concert Time!

I had the privilege of attending a piano and violin concert last weekend! My piano professor and her colleague performed numbers four, five and six of Beethoven’s piano and violin sonatas! Their performance was spectacular!!! I truly enjoyed the evening!

Just as amazing was the fact that I was able to spend those few hours to myself! πŸ™‚ We decided to make a weekend of it, and took the kids to G-pa and Grand-mama’s house. The kids had a fun time as expected. It was Samuel’s first trip to his grandparent’s house! We spent the night, and then the kids and I went to church with G-pa on Sunday(Grand-mama had to go help with our nephews). I think Jim secretly liked having the kids all to himself, and showing them off at church. πŸ˜‰

Samuel is all smiles lately! He is starting to interact, and talk (in his own way of course πŸ™‚ ), and is FINALLY sleeping better! The re-flux medicine seems to be helping, and his stomach seems to have calmed down. He is definitely not sleeping through the night yet, but I will take three to four hours of straight sleep any day over an hour and a half!! He is such a big boy, he just likes to eat! πŸ™‚


During the day Samuel, Emma and I have been enjoying some play time! We go upstairs and while Emma and I are playing, Samuel watches. πŸ™‚


After lunch we go pick David up from school. Then we enjoy story time together before naps. Emma already looks like she is half asleep! πŸ™‚ It’s hard to stay awake until after two in the afternoon! Andrew took this photo, and I stole it. πŸ˜‰


Look at those sweet faces, you wouldn’t think they could cause any trouble at all! I can barely turn my back for one second before one of them is up to something they shouldn’t be doing!Β  Thursday evening Andrew went to a Grizzlies game, and I stayed home with the kids. We ate dinner, I did the dishes, and then I started bath time. I was giving Samuel a bath and while I was in the middle of something (I have no recollection of what I was doing really), I remember David running into the room saying something about Emma and a locked door. I was busy so I didn’t pay much attention. After baths and everyone was put down for bed, I went to get ready for bed myself. I reached for the door handle to our master bedroom, attempted to open the door only to find that it was locked. I was locked out of my own bedroom!!! I immediately went to find a tooth pick, that didn’t work. I tried a skewer, that didn’t work. I tried a paper clip, that didn’t work. Are you seeing a pattern here? Andrew finally came home, and I was still locked out!! I attempted to take the door handle off, but I was terrified if the other side of the handle fell off I would REALLY be stuck and we would end up having to cut a hole in our door! We messaged some sweet neighbors of ours who offered to bring a tool to help. They came over, the tool didn’t work!! After about two hours of trying to get that dang door open, I was at my wits end!! Finally, Andrew took the entire door handle off, and was able to unlock it with his pocket knife. In hind sight, I’m thankful that neither Emma or Samuel was locked inside. I would have panicked!! Big time!! Probably would have had to take more drastic measures! πŸ™‚

Friday night for dinner we cooked steak and twice baked potatoes! I can’t take credit for the BEAUTIFULLY cooked steak, but I had a hand in the potatoes. πŸ™‚ I LOVE twice baked potatoes, and would have them all the time if they didn’t take so long to make. They are actually very easy to make, and you can always make extra to put in the freezer for later while you are at it. The reason it takes so long is the fact the it takes potatoes about an hour to bake. The rest doesn’t take that long. While your potatoes are baking, cook some bacon (I do mine in the microwave because it’s simpler!), cut up some green onion, and grate some cheese. That way when your potatoes are done, you can mix up the filling quickly and get those babies back in the oven! πŸ™‚ Here is the link to the recipe forΒ Twice baked potatoes!

In the picture Emma is helping me clean the floors! I swept the kitchen, and then had her take a swiffer mop over it. πŸ™‚ I believe in child labor! πŸ™‚ She did a pretty good job! I only had to spot mop later. πŸ˜‰

20190308_092720Emma woke up with a fever this morning, so I kept her and Samuel home from church. Hopefully it’s just a fever virus, and she will feel better soon. Pray Samuel does not get it!

More pictures of my sweet babies!!!

I have actually been busy recording some music. I wanted to do a Lenten theme album to keep with my series of worship music. I’m thankful to have my piano in our bedroom because I can play away during nap time without worry of waking everyone. When I record these pieces, I do not edit them or have any fancy recording equipment. Just me, my piano, and whatever comes out of it! Having said that, I do my best to play as beautifully and musically as I can. You can listen to it by clicking this link to myΒ MediaΒ page! Hope you enjoy!



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