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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Piano recital + the first snow...

Connor did an awesome job at his very first piano recital! He's been taking lessons for about 6 months now. He was the only one out of all 17 kids who had both his pieces memorized! We're so proud of him. My favorite moment was on the way to the recital when Connor turned to Taylor and said "Tay, are you excited for my premiere?!" 

The past two days I've enjoyed having the kids home from school (parent teacher conferences). I went yesterday + both had great reports. Taylor is reading well above grade level (something we've been working on) + is very strong in math concepts (something she did not get from me). Connor has advanced marks in every subject + has the highest placement scores in his class. 
I happily sat by the fire sipping my new favorite White Hot Chocolate with Madagascar Vanilla and banged out a bunch of these barrettes for Taylor + other girlies who are related to us + by the way will be getting them for Christmas gifts -- surprise! {Thanks to my friend Jaime Young for supplying me with all the stuff to make them! You're the best!}
I will post step by step instructions on how to make these (take about 5 minutes each) if anyone is interested...they are really quite fun to make, even Taylor made all by herself the blueish-green one at the very top.

13 comments:

Me and The Boys said...

those are too cute...and white hot chocolate..YUMM!

Alisha said...

Good job Mitchell kids!

Rachel said...

Does your talent ever stop! Those brarets are so cute!
Good job Connor! You're kids are geniuses, even little Brody with that DS! I love you guys and miss ya like crazy!

Abbey said...

Ok you kids are so adorable! I can't wait to see you on Christmas!

Dani said...

What brilliant kids you have! And I can't believe all that snow! We are still relatively "warm" over here. I am definitely going to have to give those clips a whirl. If Taylor can do it, I can too! Right?

April said...

ok - I would totally wear those clips, super cute!
And I love the pic of your 3 kids in the snow - you are lucky to have not only extremely good looking children, but also ones that will LOOK at your camera!

Aleisha said...

Those are so cute!!

510Jen said...

Ummm yeah! Would love step by step instructions you are the best.

[BrookeO] said...

Ok cute.
Love Con-dawg on the piano.
Love the clips, knew I would --- wish I were closer to you. How many times have I said that one?! Love the present you sent to La.

Love you!

Jaime said...

CUTE!!!!! I am so glad that you got them done yay! And I am loving the shape on some of them! Did you make a template? I want it heehee. We loved the snow today too. Let's plan another craft day soon.

Sorenson Family said...

OK pics are up--check us out--you are awesome!

brieanne. said...

would love to learn! you are so crafty!

Kristal said...

Way to go Conner!

And I am not surprised that you have excelling kids in school :D

I want the instructions for the barrettes, please!

Oh, and any ideas about the picture I need to do for you?