Bell ringers

This morning, Jim asked me "What are you going to blog about today?" (Or was that last night?) I didn't quite know so when I sat down at the computer I thought I'd first look through my pictures to see if there was anything worth posting about. And sure enough, I'd forgotten to blog about HayleyandMatt's Children's Choir concert.

That was a doozy of a day, last Thursday; so much was going on and I'd only found out at 4:20 p.m. that Katie had a voice recital at 5 p.m. I also had to drive Jimmy to work at 5, pick up Paul from track at 5, and release fake child to her parents who were to pick her up at 5. So I could not go hear Katie's final voice recital. (insert crying sound, stomping feet sound, and pouty face here)

Anyway, I drove Jimmy to work, gave fake child back, and Jim picked up Paul. Then I grabbed Hayley and Matt and drove to the Children's Choir concert. On the way, we stopped at a clothing store to buy Matt a new pair of black dress pants because the pair that he has worn for past choir concerts had suddenly become about 3 sizes to small and he could barely walk. He was also sporting about 3 inches of visible athletic tube sock in the ankle area, offering hard evidence that he has not learned to wear dark dress socks (he does have them) with dark dress pants. He changed in the car and we made it in time for the start of the concert.

Katie met us there because her voice teacher is the choir leader, so the recital and the choir concert were in the same place. The concert was good, as usual. They sang and played the handbells and I got to turn pages for Katie for one of the songs.

Here are pictures from the event:

Katie the accompanist. This was her last time accompanying the choir--she's been doing it for three years.

Hayley rings two bells. Most of the other kids had one bell to ring.
Of course, Matt's bell had to be the largest one--longer than his own arm. Compare to the sizes of bells rung by the two girls on either side of him.
I leave off this morning with one last picture: the maniacal, even diabolical, bell-ringer, QuasiMatto


Jen said…
Awww, that looks like fun. How do you keep up with so many kids having to be somewhere all at the same time?!? I'm almost going into a seizure just thinking about it.
Two words:

Taco Bell.

Driving the kids places is easy. They can get there early and I can pick them up late. Dinner is the difficult event to plan on days like last Thursday.

What do you have to worry about anyway? Two kids--piece of cake!
froggybaby said…
I love the bell-ringer comment - Quasi Matto!! YOu are just too much for me!