Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Music

It's on the radio.  Christmas CDs are played in the car and in the kitchen.  Our violinists and pianists are practicing for a recital and for fun.  We gather to sing several times a week around the Advent wreath.  It is Christmas time.  Jeff misses much of his life as a church music minister and he tries to keep up his trumpet skills by playing in the local symphony and in church cantatas throughout the year.  The other day I encouraged him to play WITH the children, so last night he did.

Caedmon and Jackson joined Jeff with their bugles and Kaelan on violin.  Devin was playing the piano and then Aaron had a turn on the piano as well.  He needs lots of practice accompanying as he has reached a higher level in the hymn festival coming up next month and will be playing with the audience singing.

The little boys were doing a great job!  Of course, they couldn't play the melody on those toy bugles, but they did a great job with the rhythms!!

Caedmon needs a little help with his embouchure and needs to hold his bugle right side up!  But he was so cute!

See what I mean?

Fun time!

The boys were fresh from the bath and dressed warmly for bed.

Caedmon was so intent on playing along with "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly".

I'm ready for them to break out in Bugler's Holiday.  It may take a few years before the little guys are ready for that one!

Love those puffy cheeks!

Watching daddy for the cut-off!

A sweet time!


Rachel E. said...

absolutely wonderful! Great memories for sure.

Laura at By the Bushel said...

Precious! Here's wishing a wonderful season of family joy to you and yours... (can you tell our holiday has started... I'm actually 'blog visiting'. :) Blessings to you in the new year~ Laura

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