Friday, December 28, 2012

Jonah's First Dramatic Performance

Jonah recently took an eight week acting class at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT). We weren't really sure what they have been doing during class, but Jonah has obviously enjoyed it. At his last class the week before Christmas, the kids demonstrated what they have been learning which mostly envolved facial expression, body language and stage presence. Jonah said afterward he was a little shy with all the people in the room, but it didn't seem to affect his performance that much.

I recorded most of the performance which was based on a children's book by James Stevenson called "It Could be Worse." The kids chose which book to perform and this was their favorite. You will see why it was Jonah's when you see what parts he plays.

(The following video is over 5 minutes long and Jonah has two parts in it.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A New Christmas Song

We have been listening to Christmas songs in the car pretty much nonstop for the last week or two. Yesterday, while on our way home from dance class, Elisabeth asks me to turn it off. When I asked if she was tired of all the Christmas music she said, "Yeah..."  A bit later, seemingly in response to the silence, she starts singing her own song.  (Sorry for the poor videography, but I was driving and couldn't see where the camera was pointed. The sound is what matters anyway.)

The car seems to be a creative space for my kids when it comes to music.  Jonah has crafted a number of songs in the car also, including this one.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kid Carolers

May this help put a little more Jolly in your Holly and Happy in your Holiday!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hair with Flair

.... given the color I could even say flare. When getting his hair cut
last week, he asked for it to be styled into a Mohawk. He wanted to
make a statement, I guess.

I do love this picture of him, maybe because I'm reminded of Popeye
the Sailor Man with a Mohawk.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

1st Nutcracker Performance

Elisabeth is attending her first ballet today. The Nutcracker is being performed by the dance company where she takes classes. Performers from the Carolina Ballet will have starring roles.

Note her hand and feet placement!

Friday, December 07, 2012

My Baby Lost Her Tooth

Literally, we can't find it anywhere! Elisabeth came over to us earlier and said, "My tooth is gone." She had an active evening with her brother and a friend and all the sudden noticed it was gone. I don't know what it is with us and the first baby tooth; we have a similar story regarding Jonah's first tooth.