Friday, December 16, 2011

Elementary Christmas Concert

Franklin Elementary had their 6th annual Christmas concert last night.  This was seriously the best elementary concert I have ever been too.  It echos the wonderful concerts that Mrs. Parchey put on at Eisenhower Elementary back in my elementary school days.

Marcella had a solo!  Please be patient, if you decide to watch this video, I was figuring out my camera.  There's one song called "A Time For Love",  then a long break and then Marcella finally sings.  It is a very sweet solo called "I Have Lost My Jingle Bell" by E. Gilpatrick.

Emily had a short solo at the beginning of one of the 4th grade songs.  The piece is called "The Peace Carol" by Bob Beers.

Audrey had a solo for the 3rd grade class.  Her song is called "The Magic of the Night" by Enya Brenna and Roma Ryan.

All in all, the Gagon's were very well represented at this years Franklin Elementary Winter Festival Concert!  I'm hoping our next round of concerts I'll remember the tripod so we don't get sick from watching the videos!

Olivia's Christmas Orchestra Concert

Olivia's Orchestra Concert was Monday the 12th.  She had 4 pieces to learn this year and participated in 2 orchestras.  This is one of her pieces. 

This orchestra is formed of 6th and 7th graders.  She was required to try out and made the cut.  They call themselves 'Strings at Sunrise'.  The members of this orchestra meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school starts. She is becoming quite the musician!

Meg Elizabeth Turns One!

 Happy Birthday to Meg!  I was talking to Todd a few weeks before the big day and mentioned that I wanted to do something special for Meg's Birthday, but couldn't think of a special theme.  Since she is girl #6, we've covered just about every pink party theme you can think of.  Todd came up with the Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Love it!  It's Meg's very favorite song right now!
 So, I made spider cup cakes.  I found this idea on someone's blog.  Soo cute!
Meg seemed to like them and all my other girls thought they were super awesome.
These next few pictures are just for bragging purposes...

 There's a few curls back there!
Check out the spider headband...

Meg didn't really like having a cupcake on fire sat in front of her!

 And she really didn't know what to do with it too.  But as soon as she tasted it, she was excited.

 It took her forever to eat her cupcake!  First she pinched off all of the icing and thought that was it.  Her sisters just laughed and laughed!  They showed her to eat the cake part too.  Meg actually liked the cake better than the frosting, but she also just pinched little pieces off! 

Yum, she doesn't eat cupcakes like that anymore.  She had a cupcake that next day and just shoveled it all in as fast as she could.  But it sure was funny for her birthday!
 Ooooh, yah!  It's present time!

 Her sisters were quick to show her how to play with her toys.
 And of course we ended the fun with a bath!

 Meg LOVES to stand on one foot!  So funny!
 Bath time's always more fun with a couple of sisters!

I can't believe our Little Meg is already one.  She is such a wonderful, happy part of our family!