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I can’t believe that I haven’t shared a picture of the most exciting thing that happened around here last month…
And, with this wonderful event, all three of our children now receive Holy Communion.
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I was getting pretty misty-eyed on the morning of the First Communion. I couldn’t decide if it was because Molly is our only girl or because she is our youngest or if it was because I thought about helping her get dressed up in her fancy white dress to drive her to church, and I thought, “I’ll probably be doing this same thing again some day.” Time just slips away so fast.
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We loved that floral wreath that we ended up deciding on for Molly. We originally planned on doing a veil with a headband. Then, we thought about a tiara and veil. But, finally, we decided on a floral crown.
We were so happy with Holly’s Flower Shoppe on Etsy! Holly was sweet and got the wreath to us quickly. I would definitely recommend her shop for a variety of floral needs.
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Last year, we went to visit some friends because they had a cello and offered that Molly could check one out in person to decide if she wanted to try her hand at taking cello lessons. While we were at their house, we found that they actually had many different instruments and they let us try all kinds of different ones. I declared it to be the coolest house ever.
So, now fast forward almost a year, and we were entertaining a friend of Molly’s (an overnight stay, hence the pajamas). Her friend saw our piano and excitedly asked if anyone played. Then, I saw her wide-eyed excitement when her eyes met with Molly’s cello. “A cello!”
Right at that moment, I thought, “We get to be the cool house tonight!”
So, I offered that, as long as she promised to be careful, she could try Molly’s cello. The friend was thrilled.
After she played for a while, I asked if she wanted to try the piano.
While she and Molly were banging around on the piano, I went and grabbed our mandolin, which she strummed away on after getting her fill of the piano. And, finally, I brought out my acoustic guitar for the kids to all try out.
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The kids decided they would play a song together, and even (shockingly) got Noah to join them. You know, usually wild, uncoordinated music and Autism don’t go hand-in-hand.
Noah played the piano, Jack on the mandolin, Molly on the guitar, and M’s friend was on the cello. In a surprising twist, they had Noah, who would be playing an actual song, start so they could get the rhythm. They then all joined in and tried to match him.
Sure, it was still kind of crazy, but not quite the cacophony that we expected with four people playing and only one of them using an instrument they knew how to play.
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Okay, completely changing the topic here.
What’s up with Minecraft? Why is this game with horrible graphics so popular? Seriously – what am I missing?
The kids were showing me some of the things they were building and I was kind of at a loss. I did, however, think it was nice that when the kids were starting a town, they wanted to make sure that a church was one of the first things they built.
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I am pretty sure that I broke every rule of professional bloggers in my actions on Wednesday.
I had been exploring some graphics to get ideas for a makeover for The Homeschool Classroom for a few weeks. Then, last week, I started working on pieces for the makeover, including trying out things on my test site. Once I had most of the graphics done and all of the tweaks that I was making were fine on the test blog, I started making changes on the actual blog.
Of course, the smart thing to do would be to either take down the site for a few hours or do it in the middle of the night or on a weekend. Instead, I just worked through it a change at a time throughout the whole day on Wednesday.
Yeah, I’m a rebel like that.
Be sure to go check out the new look for The Homeschool Classroom. It’s a big change, and I’m very excited about it.