Saturday, February 28, 2009

Making Some Music

I love music, so I'm thrilled that my kids do too...especially Grace. She has really good rhythm and great taste in music. (We like much of the same stuff)  So, I love this photo of her pounding the ivory.  Most of all I love this photo because 6 months ago she would not have been able to sit up like this unassisted.  She is getting stronger every day.  I'm thinking of possibly having her start piano lessons.  I'm not sure how well she will be able to do because of the spasticity in her arms.  She will probably never be a concert pianist but I know she will make beautiful music.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God;
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise;
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.

psalm 100


Anonymous said...

I love these pictures. They make me want to sing.

Ellen said...

Those are great photos. Good for Grace for sitting up like that! What great posture! I remember being loopy with excitement the night my Max discovered our piano and played, because he was using his hands and because he was articulating sounds. This weekend, we literally looked into getting him music lessons. We may take some sort of mixed class where he gets to bang on a keyboard and sing along to some horn instruments. We have a music therapist who comes to the house once a week and plays guitar with him, and hearing Max sing has felt like a miracle to me. Music brings out all sorts of amazing things in our kids, right?

Jackie said...

I'm proud of all of you... Just keep plunkin' away! love, JJ

Melanie said...

Oh, you must love the music from all 3 of them at once. I think it would be great for her to do the piano lessons. If she has fun, that is all that counts. FUN FUN FUN. Daniel loves jamming on his keyboard too and occasionally even belts out a few notes, then starts giggling!!!

BusyLizzyMom said...

What sweet pictures. Way to go that Grace is sitting more independently, it really makes so many things easier when they can sit on a 'regular' unsupported chair.
I always say I should have Elizabeth in music but where do you fit it in with all their crazy activities?
It must be rare to have quiet moments at your house.

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