The Phantom

IMG_4539Sunday was the big day, Megan’s piano recital.  She has been practicing for weeks and could not have been more prepared.  She walked out on stage confidently, sat at the piano and played perfectly.  We could not be more proud of our little girl!  She played The Phantom of the Opera…if you have a minute have a listen!

Busy, busy, busy

No more pain!  Well, at least I think.  I have not done a sit up or anything strenuous since last week..  I did walk both yesterday and today with no issue.  I am hoping that the “pain” was due to overexertion.  Finger crossed!

The running continues.  Back to school night at the Kindergarten last night while the girls went to soccer practice with Frank.  CCD tonight for Megan followed by her yearly physical.  We have gotten to a point where dinner is at 4pm.

Years ago, I remember laughing at “those people”, the one’s  who’s lives revolved around the kids sports etc.  Now I am that person, and it’s not too bad.  A bit hectic.  I want the kids to be exposed to a little of everything.  Music, sports, school, family, exposure now opens worlds of possibilities later.

With that said, the day I love the most right now is Sunday! This is our only day practice, no homework, no pulling here or there.  This is family day at least through the fall.  Movies, shopping, chill out with my favorite people day!  In the end, that is all that is important right?


Megan practicing piano today while proud daddy tapes.

Random thoughts

Sluggish today…it is grey and chilly out after a few days of sunny 80 degree weather. Hard to get going.  Sitting and listening to Megan practice piano before we go to the bus stop.  Beauty and the Beast right now.  She plays so beautifully!  She always wanted to play.  I can remember a tiny Megan about 3 years old asking if she could play piano.  My answer then was sure while wondering where she would come up with something like that.  By age 4 , it continued so we bought an electronic keyboard for her birthday.  She would sit and hit the keys pretending to perform for us.  At 5, she was able to finally get lessons.  We rented a piano after 6 months then purchased it at 1 year.  She played in her first recital last June at 6 years old playing Mozart.  This year she will be playing Fur Elise by Beethoven.  She is just so beautiful in all of her 7-year-old glory playing like someone much more experienced.  Of course a you tube video will be posted just like last year!

I am so tired.  Was up late looking into the different character meals at Disney World.  I also added some links to the sidebar of the page.  The first is the breast cancer risk assessment tool.  It is very easy and quick to answer but extremely important.  The other is from the breast cancer site and claims to offer free mammograms for a simple click.  The advertisers pay the cost.  I figure it is worth the click if indeed it could help someone who otherwise may not be able to have the screening.  Early detection saves lives..period! The last addition is a link that shows the proper way to perform a breast self exam.  This is how I have always found my lumps.  No one knows your girls better than you!

Take control of your own health!