Friday, June 29, 2007

Piano Man (GIRL)

Last night, we had Pumpkin's piano recital.

Here it is on video... just click the start button... even if it says the image isn't ready.

The first song is Liszt' 'Hungarian Rhapsody'.  You may recognize it from Tom & Jerry cartoons.  The second song is 'Over the Waves'.

Pumpkin did great and we are so proud of her.  The piano in the recreation center is not that great, so the sound is so-so.  Next year the recital will be on a Steinway concert grand piano at our library.  It wasn't delivered in time for this years recital.

Yesterday was a busy day!  Our friend's Bob and Ilene needed someone to keep an eye on their kids for a while so they were here playing with mine!  A good time was had by all!

So much so that Fuzzy will be going to their house to sleepover tonight with their son, whom we will nickname DogBoy, as he loves them so.  Their daughter, Pixie, will be sleeping over here with Pumpkin Muffin!  Summer fun for all!

I woke up with a bit of a cold, thanks to Hammer.  LOL  He was miserable yesterday, and it really came to head in the afternoon.  He fell asleep for about two hours, but when he woke up, it was obvious that his cold was winning.  He missed the recital. :(

So, of course, anything the kids get, I get.  I am okay though.  I slept in late, and now I am just going to rest for the afternoon. 

My mom and the kids are doing the wash and doing some cleaning, so I may even lay down and nap later! 

Thank you again, for all your kinds words!  I hope you enjoy the piano!

be well,
Dawn

20 comments:

dwhee70041 said...

Dawn,
Pumpkin did such a great job!  Thank you for sharing.
David

sugarsweet056 said...

Enjoyed it! Tell her a big WOO HOO from me!
Hugs,
Sugar

astoriasand said...

That was wonderful and brought back many memories for me.I have always wanted to learn to play the piano.Pumpkin did brilliant and how proud you must feel too.I would.Oh I am so happy the children will be having fun and I am so happy too that you have had help and are manageing to rest a while.Good on you.Thanx for sharing the video it was lovely.Tell pumkin well done CLAP CLAP from me. Have  a lovely weekend.Take Care God Bless Kath
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coelha said...

I'm at work, and I can't open the video!  :(  I'll have to take a look when I get home!  Do take that nap!!  If you are like me, you'll find every excuse in the world not to...but just do it!!  Julie :)  

justplainbill said...

Dawn, your daughter did great. I don't play nor have any of my children stuck with their piano lessons. Hope the grandchildren do not dissapoint me. I love to hear and watch children play the piano.
Give Pumpkin a hug from me, Bill

chat2missie said...

Your daughter did a great job.  I always wished I knew how to play piano.  Have a good weekend.
Missie

sunnyside46 said...

pumpkin muffin is definitely a cutie!
Marti

jibaro6543 said...

I can say as a person who used to play the piano in concerts and even got a chance to play in carnegie hall....she was TERRIFIC....once she is so comfortable playing in front of people....tell her to smile...she is just beautiful and the songs brought back great memories....
thanks for sharing it all
-Ellie

eml625 said...

She is GREAT !! I think we need to have her and my boy start a band !!!
We could make a ton of money ! LOL.
Hugs,
Ellen

nightmaremom said...

Loved it!  thanks for sharing
hugs
d

swmpgrly said...

I only wish I had her talent.

tenyearnap said...

Wow! I wasn't expecting anything so complicated for a kid. Pumpkin is awesome on that piano. --Cin

randlprysock said...

Wow that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!  So glad you are getting some rest... and I will try and drink more water.  Hugs,
Lisa

randlprysock said...

PS I think you have a star on your hands... I'm going to listen to the songs again....

deshelestraci said...

Nothing is worse than summer colds.  Hope y'all feel better soon!
Traci

coelha said...

Wow!!  I'm impressed...she did a great job!!  (I'm at home now and I can finally see the video!)  :)  CLAP.. CLAP... CLAP... for California!!!  :)  Julie

toonguykc said...

It's amazing how many classical tunes I first heard from Warner Brothers & Hanna-Barbarra cartoons!

Russ

psychfun said...

That was sooo great!

sangrialel said...

I hope your son is feeling better!

plittle said...

You did the same thing I did. A little slow on the start button of the video camera. She surprised you, did she?

Anyway, good job, Pumpkin.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/