Saturday, February 2, 2008

Caitlin's Piano Competition

Caitlin participated today in the North Iowa Music Teacher's piano auditions at the NIACC Auditorium in Mason City. She played three pieces that she has been memorizing and practicing for many months.

In the Level D category, she placed in an Honorable Mention category! Congratulations Cait.

Video of Caitlin's first piece:

Here's the second selection:

And the third, nicknamed the "Storm""

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Sarabeth

Today we celebrated Sarabeth's 8th birthday. She ANXIOUSLY waited all day to open her presents. In our family, the birthday person selects the menu for supper. Sarabeth made excellent choices as we enjoyed baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and lima beans (can you believe an 8 yr old chose lima beans?). For dessert we had a chocolate birthday cake with chocolate icing- she's truly her mama's girl!

Sarabeth also received an e-mail from China, with a Happy Birthday wish from her foster sister in Nanchang.

Here's a few pics of Sarabeth's big day.

Opening her first present

Reading a birthday card with her mama

Sarabeth LOVES to read!

Our lovely children!

Nathan sure enjoyed the birthday cake!