Wednesday, July 30, 2008


We had a lovely day with friends at a kids music concert on
and this band,Star Fish, rocked..we bought the new cd and have been listening to it
over and over.
After the show we all went for pizza and then back home.
Princess and I spent the afternoon, reading and hanging out
talking about the possibility of her taking voice lessons in the fall.
It was not something I would have considered, but my friend suggested it after
hearing her singing in the restaurant and naturally Princess heard her
and thought it was an awesome idea. ;-)
I still thinking about it.
Friends of ours called and invited Farmer Dad and Princess for a dinner/swim play date,
and the took off not long after he got home, so I had the evening to myself.
I got some reading done, hit the library, ate a salad. Princess was pretty tired when they returned
home, so it was an early night for us all. I have no pictures, because I forgot my camera!


Jolene said...

Ahhh...Great! I would love to put my Trenton thru dance lessons...he loves to dance. I wonder if it would be a little feminin though, LOL

Gottfredsen said...

Singing lessons, how fun. I hope that it works out for you guys.

No the dance lessons are not to feminen. I put my son in them and he loves them. SO go for it.

patience said...

Hmm, I have been told that singing lessons for young children are not a good idea, you can damage their voices by starting them too early, and you should wait until they're about eight or nine.

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Gals,I am still very conflicted, and will look into it, but not sign her up for anything unless she asks on her own.

P- I've heard both ways on this, and
since my inclination is to wait anyway...:-)

8)(8 said...

Ask Catching Fireflies about singing.

Cher Mere said...

Hi Kate

The voice lessons that Z has done (starting at about 4) were about breath control and having fun. Even now, she is 7, and she has never had a voice teacher ask her to anything that would strain her voice.

Also Z sings ALL THE TIME at home, so if anything her voice teachers are teaching her skills that protect her voice.

There probably are some unknowledgeable teachers out there though. But we have had good teachers.

ZILLA said...

You ate a salad?

How can anyone afford a salad in these frightening meteorologic and economic times -- the entire midwest flooded, and the dollar is practically worthless! And you're eating salad, as if the stuff grows on trees! SPENDTHRIFT!

(How do you like my idea of humor at 7:21 am? Coffee's kicking in!)

Hooray for salad!

Hip hip hooray for evenings to ourselves!!!

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