Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

We had a lovely Easter Sunday with Mom and Dad Omer!  Dad brought his trumpet, and the men blessed us with some beautiful music! 

Joey played his recorder,

and Abby played our harmonica,

and Dad...his clarinet.  Beautiful music was enjoyed!

I love it when the kids get to see and hear their Grandpa and Father play musical instruments together.  Abby already talks about what instruments she will play someday.  Yay!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Saturday

Easter for us has been split into a 2 day holiday.  I was raised this way and absolutely agreed with it 100%. So, we today, do the same thing.  We have Easter Saturday with the eggs...baskets..candy...   Then we do Easter Sunday with the real purpose of the day.  We worship our Savior and remember the resurrection.  
 Happy Easter!!

I thought both of these were so cute!  It's a bummer I had the camera on the wrong setting. 
Grandma and Grandpa Omer came from Utah and spent Easter weekend with us!  We had such a great time hanging out!  Joey is enjoying the mallow treat they brought for him!

I really don't put much candy in their baskets...but what they get...they devour! :)

Easter chalk time! 

I believe Abby and Grandma were taking turn dancing...I think it was Grandma's turn!  :)

The kids both got fun bubble blowers for Easter. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

County Fair Adventure

Our friends do a little girls singing and dancing class, and their girls were performing at the county fair.  They asked us to watch their own kids and meet them at the fair.  So they hooked us up with some free tickets!  It was a lot of fun.  And their group did a great job!  
We got to see a fun bird show!  My kids LOVED it of course.  They are huge bird watchers.  And these birds were beautiful!   

The petting zoo was a hit of course! 

Abby got to choose one animal to ride...she chose a pony ride!  

Our one ride!  :)  We had a good little visit at the fair!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Surprise Date

Dave surprised me with a fun sunset horse ride date!  It was awesome!  He scored big points!

Sorry, I didn't like any of the pictures of you get them all of Dave! :)  He looks great on a horse I think.  

It was a gorgeous sunset!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My 1st Piano Recital

I so rarely post pics of myself, it's your lucky day!  :)  I've been taking piano lessons since January 2010...that's already a year and a half!  I took about 6 months or so of lessons from a friend during my college days (thank you Jenny!).  So I pretty much consider myself to be starting piano at age 30.  I think it's never too late...but I'm just so happy to be playing finally!  I've always wanted to take lessons.  The time is right for me and I have been loving it! 

This night I played from Clementi's Opus 36... Sonatina 5.  I was so very nervous, but it was a duet with Dave so it wasn't as bad.  I messed up a couple times, but really did pretty good for my first performance.

This is my teacher.  She is awesome!  And isn't her piano gorgeous!  Someday....

Here are the other kiddos that played that night at the recital.  

One of the mother's made these cute cupcakes!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Music Month for Preschool

For music month we made all sorts of instruments!  This is just one of them...our guitars!  (Can you tell what kind of cereal we eat at our house? Well, that Dave eats? lol)

I think this was the most fun instrument.  They were a little more fragile then I hoped (the handles anyway) but they could still be played with just the body.  I hope the kids enjoyed this topic.  I sure did!  We as mom's/teachers got to choose our own topics that we were interested in.  So one mom did athletics/exercise, another did science (w/experiments), another did nutrition/food, and I chose music.  It was a perfect mix and super fun!  Looking forward to next semester!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A great capture eh?  

I love this picture! 

General Conference at Dad's house while he was in the hospital.  What a weird time to think back on.