Monday, June 18, 2007

Child Prodigy

This is Sam performing his recital piece this past May. Sorry, I'm a little behind getting it published due to the recent surgery that has stalled my life!

You know...As unpredictable as parenting can be there is one thing that you can always predict-Parenting will never cease to surprise you!

When we showed up for the recital...well, it's not like Matt and I didn't care about it but it didn't seem like it was going to be that big of a deal. I mean, Sam has only been taking lessons for about 4 months so how impressive can it be, right?

I'll have you know, though that the minute Sam got up, I had to fight not getting teary. It was so special. He was very brave (totally unlike his mother!) and did a great job. I probably took twenty pictures just in the moments he was up front.

Typical mom.

It has me all worried about what I will be like at his high school graduation...eek!

Sam getting ready for the recital to begin.

This is Sam getting the Theory Award. Lest you are unimpressed, you should know that his teacher gives lesson to twenty-something children so this was a great honor!

Sam also won an award for consistent practice time. For several weeks he had to practice 7 days a week. If you've ever taken piano lessons, you know what a drudgery that can be!! He won ten dollars which he spent taking his brother to the movies!


Anonymous said...

It doesn't help that the song is like the sweetest/saddest one ever! He did great! Lori

Steph said...

Looks good Sam Man! I want Elijah to take them too.
Guess what I have...the library copy of Sophie's book...YEAHHHH!!!!
I'm off to go crawl under a rock and read...*sweet bliss - thy name is a shopaholic book!***