Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's Time to Brag!

Big Girl participated in her school's Winter Concert last night. We are so proud of her! Her music teacher invited her to perform a song on piano for the concert, and the song she chose -- "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey -- was the same song another boy had requested to sing. So her teacher paired them up, and she accompanied him. She was nervous, but did a great, great job. I give my daughter a lot of credit for her ability to get in front of that crowd and perform. I could never, ever do that at her age. She always steps up to the challenge, whether it's doing a reading during her Holy Communion Mass, reading a poem at school when she was younger, or playing piano. Every little bit just contributes to her character.

Her performance was bittersweet, as she is moving on to middle school next year and will leave her beloved music teacher behind. But I know she will continue to excel. She was just chosen as as one of two students to represent her school at a state elementary arts festival banquet. She was chosen not only for her artistic talent, but for her citizenship and her character. Can I beam any bigger for my Big Girl?

It is requested that the students wear white tops and black bottoms for concerts, and this request prompted me to set out in search of a white top this past weekend! Do you know how hard that can be to find a white shirt that a tween girl will like? She wanted to stop at Justice first, and luckily we were able to find this suitable white cardigan sweater with the sweet ruffle down the front. We added the glitzy black headband to the purchase to give her a little "rock star" look.

Our next musical endeavour will be in the spring, when she plays flute with the band students in the school's Spring Concert. I guess I should be on the lookout for a short-sleeve white shirt now!

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