I've heard it.
Our Christmas is musical.
From band and choir concerts, to church and town Christmas programs, my children are constantly singing or playing Christmas music.
I love it!
This year is the first year I've noticed kids naturally singing parts when we sing Christmas songs together.
We have a volunteer accompanist on almost every song we sing. My kids are still slow and stumble a bit with two hands, but they almost good enough to really play while we sing.
Last night I sat on the couch of our new piano teacher as she coached three eighth grade boys. Drew is singing a solo in the town's messiah sing along. (I was so excited and surprised that he agreed to do it.) He was practicing with two other boys. They were adorable.
Seriously, my eyes filled with tears listening to them practice. In this day and age of harshness, there is something beautiful in teenage boys singing the Messiah.
I feel so blessed that my children have musical opportunities.
They start band here in 3rd grade. The elemen"tarry" band teacher is a saint!
The kids sounded great.
This year we have 5 piano players, 2 trumpets, 1 French-horn, 1clarinet and a partridge in a pear tree.
Anna and Ellie sang in a select choir for elemen"tarry" school. The select choir sang with a group of teachers. It was really fun to listen to.
I think music was one of the reasons we moved to Tully. I'm grateful for the opportunities my kids have.
Music is beautiful and eternal.
I know it.
In other news...
Todd and I are officially New Yorkers.
Check out our DMV pictures-