Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grace the Grad!

Grace graduated 6th grade last night. Not only was she a beauty she also got the top award of the night - the teacher's award which was given to one student from all three classes for personal dedication, academic excellence and christian character.

She also sang a solo last night that sounded beautiful too. The end of one chapter and the beginning on the next.

Grace with her teacher Mrs. Hooper.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Blessed are the children

I don't think any subject is more inspirational than a child. Their sweet faces get me everytime. Here is a family of brothers and sisters who were all adopted and I have to say for ages 4-9 they were the most well behaved kids I've worked with. Good job Twyla! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Five for Fighting

Our family has always loved the music of Five for Fighting and this weekend we got the opportunity to go to a concert. It was so great. For those of your not familiar...he sings the songs "Superman", "100 years", and "Something About You" along with dozens more I love. Not only was the perfomance outstanding but it turned into an unforgettable night for Sam and Grace.
We ended up in the very front row at the stage because all these adults were all gaga and Grace couldn't see! But we had a blast singing all the songs and dancing. At one point John threw out his pick to the audience and later that evening Sam went to sit down and found the pick sitting in his chair. It was a riot. It is a pick he will never lose!
And then he sang a cover song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and when he was doing the intro to the song he looked down at Grace and told me I should cover her ears. So she DID...and it was so cute. He didn't even say anything bad he was just playing. He's a dad of two kids and his whole show was just so intimate and real. He talked about his dad, his kids and how much family means to him. Anyway at the end of the concert he reached down and shook Grace's hand and then went looking for something to give her. She got a wadded up song list and she felt like a princess. It was so cute. Then after the encore he did a little finger wave good-bye to her. What made it such a crack up was there were all these 40 something women going all gaga and he was giving Grace all the attention. She loved it! And I am sure he's got fans for life after the night the kids had.
So I wanted to share it with you guys. Here are some pics.

This is the hand of one of the gaga women...I missed it when he gave Grace his hand, I was enjoying the moment too much to be a photographer.

Too cute!

Having a bite to eat at Denny's at midnight. Can you tell we are tired?