Saturday was Leah's junior recital which, technically, she didn't HAVE to do, but her private teacher (the director of the symphony) told her she had to. And as a proud mama, I'm glad he did. That girl has more talent in her little finger than I do in my whole body, which is actually quite a bit larger than her little finger. Here she is at six feet tall in her three inch heels:
And with her accompanist who was absolutely incredible:
Her last piece featured her as first violin playing with a string quartet and harpsichord. Picture a room full of swirly-skirted ladies being waltzed around by stodgy black-tailed gentlemen. That's what this piece sounded like.
Since Leah was wearing pink, each girl wore black with some pink accessory - the cellist has a big pink scarf tied around her ponytail. The violist (just to the left of the harpsichord) wore hot-pink patent-leather pointy-toed spiked-heel pumps. Abbie fell in love with them and got a great close-up (can you tell she's not real interested in the music?), but in the last few days McAfee has decided I don't need to see every picture I download, and it won't let me post that one. If I can figure out why, I'll share the lovely shoes. In the meantime, you'll have to take my word that those shoes were SASSY.
*Edited to show you the SASSY pink shoes*
Leah played beautifully and my mother cried, as usual. She may be sappier than I am. We took all the kids out for dinner, well, really my dad did. It's always great fun to watch a table full of teens/young adults EAT. Those people can put back some groceries!
So we had a great day. Next Saturday is the spring symphony concert, then the following week is GRADUATION!!! I'll try to figure out McAfee's problem before the rest of our big events. Have a wonderful week!
Be thankful ~