1. Asher started violin lessons yesterday. (Technically, we're still shopping instructors. I personally know or have had referred to me a couple other violin instructors (who would be terrific, I'm sure), but we're shopping instructors because it's considerably more convenient for me if he takes lessons with an instructor who operates out of the music shop building next door to karate. I didn't have any information about any of them, but he seemed to really like the one he met with yesterday. Regardless, we've rented the violin and are starting lessons.) About a month ago, he decided he'd like to take up instrument lessons again and expressed a specific interest in the violin.
Actually, when he was little, he loved the violin and I always thought that would be one of the first instruments he learned. Here's a picture of him at a music "zoo" back in February 2005:
He was two and a half and adorable. :)
2. We picked up Micah's glasses today. Here's what he looks like:
He's still adjusting and trying to get over being mad about the whole thing. ;) But he looks great, don't you think?
(Do you think he fulfilled his list of glasses requirements?)
3. After picking up the glasses, Asher wanted to use the giftcard Noah got him for Christmas to buy a new hat. You may remember that he's been sporting this one for a few months. He's now got two more. Here's one of them:
4. Yes, while Asher was trying on many of the hats at the store, Micah found this one and decided he simply *had* to have it (and had some Christmas money burning a hole in his pocket, lol). He's now also talking about growing out his hair or looking into extensions and needed to watch Shanghai Noon when he got home.
And that's some of what's been going on here in the last twenty four hours. We're also finally de-Christmasifying and working on getting back on track so that we can start schoolwork again next week. Back on track is good, right? ;) (I'm working up the energy to feel that getting back on track is good. I'm also really wanting to just curl up in bed and read a book, lol.)