Our ward Christmas party was awesome. The primary kids got to sing three songs and then we had SANTA!
(A power rangers sword.)
I was a little nervous that Ash would be afraid of Santa, but he wasn't. We had to pull him off his lap.
Since I'm teaching McKay and Hunter piano myself, I asked my sis-in-law Angie if we I could crash her Christmas piano recital. She said YES, so we spent the weekend in Royal so they could play at their first piano recital. Hunter was excited, but I could tell McKay was going to be a little nervous.
They both did great. McKay missed one note during his first song, then hopped off the piano bench and decided he was DONE. I gave him a few moments to calm down while the other kids played, then asked him if he wanted me to play with him. I also bribed him with a trip to McDonalds the next day, so he decided to try again at the end of the recital. Both his songs had duet parts, but he told me weeks ago that he wanted to play ALONE, so we'd never practiced the duets together. It was definitely not our best timing-wise, but he DID it and I was so proud of him. It was his first time playing in front of people and I was adamant that he get through it more than anything else.
My eight and 5 year old pianists. Nothing makes me happier than making music with my boys!