Rachel’s piano recital

My dear girl played “O Come Emmanuel” at the Christmas Recital last Friday.  She played beautifully.

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I promised her that I wouldn’t take a picture while she played because it would make her more nervous.  But the deal was that she had to pose at the piano so I could get a picture afterward.

She didn’t count on me making her sit and pose this way and that, while I tried this camera setting and that camera setting.

This is her long-suffering look . . . .“If I just breathe in and out, in and out . . . .my mama will get this done . . .eventually.”

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I sensed that she needed a bit of loosening up.  So I asked her to look at me and wink.  I though she might smile at me.

Instead I got this very serious wink.

A wink that she held for much longer than any wink should be held.

Probably because she knew it would take awhile for me to mess with my camera.

The first 7 of 25 Days

My 13 yo son, Lincoln, decided he wanted to record himself playing a different Christmas song each day of December up until Christmas.  He has been sharing his recordings on Google +, but I decided to share them here for those relatives not on Google +.

You will see Lincoln play the piano, hammered dulcimer, cello and strumstick.

If you don’t have time to watch all 7 videos, I recommend my favorites, Day 3 “O Come All Ye Faithful” on dulcimer and Day 5 “O Come Emanuel” on cello.

Dec. 1

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Dec. 2

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Dec. 3

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Dec. 4

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Dec. 5

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Dec. 6

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Dec. 7