Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday Pictures - Shoes and what I do on Thursday nights...

I admit it. I have a shoe problem. And it's not for me, it's for my kids. I love getting shoes for the girls. They have church shoes, tennis shoes, multiple pairs of crocs (which they are discouraged from wearing to school anymore), and play shoes. I am thinking I need to get some boots for them, although it doesn't snow here...

Anyways, I bought Audrey's newest pair of shoes from Kohl's for $14.99...what a deal!

Aren't they cute? (and yes, I mean the shoes and the people)

Buy me more shoes!
Check out my new shoooooossssss.
Ashley had to get in on the fun...she is showing off her socks. That black thing? It's really Minnie Mouse's head...

The next pictures are going to showcase what I do for an hour and a half on Thursday nights...just in case anyone out there was curious...My town built a brand new cultural center a little over a year ago. Yes, my little town outside of Raleigh has a cultural center. It's really kind of cool, it has a library, rooms for classes, a coffee bar, and a 200 person auditorium. That auditorium is where we practice and play. The town provides us with chairs and stands.

Gathering before practice. That person in the red on the right is my good friend Heather. She comes to my house and eats dinner with us prior to practice every Thursday. And she got to see the wrath of grumpy Ashley last night. I think I scared her from having more children.

I sit next to these clowns. Seriously, they were laughing so hard at one point last night they were crying. Or maybe they were crying because they miss Martha?

Our low brass, the trombones and tuba guy. Oh, and the end of my bassoon. There are normally a few baritones, but they didn't show up tonight. I think they knew I was going to bring my camera.

My view, and our very nice, very good band director. The seats normally don't look like that, they are pushed up against the wall.

And this is what I play.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...well, it has for a while for us since we have been practicing Christmas music since September. This piece we are actually playing along with a children's choir.

17 comments:

Wendy said...

I also love to buy shoe for Lani. (Wesley no longer allows me to pick out his shoes.) I used to buy myself tons of shoes only to be questioned by Michael!! Now I can fill that need with Lani and he doesn't say anything:) LOL!!

Kellie said...

I love buying shoes for Morgan. Well, and for me, but mostly her now :)

Love the band pics--I wish I was talented enough to play in a band!!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Yep, both the people and the shoes are totally cute! ;-)

frannie said...

the shoes are adorable!

how is the new conductor working out?

Julie said...

I now have "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" in my head!

I wish Emily were so accomodating with shoes. It took us about 30 min to find a pair for her at Stride Rite the other day - she would say "no like it" with pretty much every pair she put on. Poor kid has a wide foot so I guess comfort is a big issue. Anyhow, we finally settled on a pair of silver and pink sneakers - flashy.

Lost A Sock said...

I suppose I'm the exact opposite of having a "shoe thing." Each of my kids have two pairs at any given time - gym shoes and brown shoes. It's horrible, I know, but I just never get around to buying more.

I love the pictures of your band. How fun that you do that every week!

Also, I see congrats are in order on your new puppy!

Shari said...

I love this post. So fun to see.

Pam said...

I love to buy new shoes for my kids too! Well, for me also! I like getting them clothes too and seeing how cute they look! As always, love your pictures! Thanks for sharing!!

Martha said...

I MISS BAND

I have to find a time to come visit

SJ said...

Cutes shoes! I have a shoe problem too....

And ahhh, to be a band geek. Is it bad that I actaully tried to followe the sheet music! Hahahaha. I'm a dork.

I really need to get my butt motivated and pull my clarinet out. I really do.

Edie C said...

Ok, we are going to get 20 inches of snow this year because you just said it doesn't snow here.

Actually, we're due for a good snow, so watch out!

Happy Working Mom said...

Love the shoes!

Thanks for the band pictures! I used to play the flute...I was really good at it too...but the band "geekiness" was too much for me when I changed schools.

I honestly had never heard of a bassoon until I started reading you :)

Christine said...

Audrey looks so cute in her new shoes. The girls love when I buy them new shoes too.

Great band pics!

lisa's chaos said...

those are CUTE shoes (and people)! And I had to ask my husband what instrument that is (he majored in music). Cool, fun!

bermudabluez said...

I also have a weakness for shoes...which I have passed on to my daughter!! Hers are very, very cute!! Have fun with your band practice!

Rachel said...

Love the shoes!!! And of course, the person wearing them is super cute!

Thanks for showing us more about your band!

my4kids said...

I have always been shoe obsessed with the girls also even more then the boys. The purple shoes are too cute and 14.99 is a great price!