Friday, December 14, 2012

Not catching up

I feel so behind in posting that it's futile to even try to catch up. So here's today. :)

We got a piano. :) :) We had a friend of ours keeping a lookout for a free piano for us. We have a (very nice) Yamaha keyboard that Mark and my family got for my graduation from grad school, but I am hesitant about letting the kids play on it, especially unsupervised! I wanted a piano that could take a bit of beating (literally) without us worrying that the kids would destroy something expensive. We don't have much in our house that qualifies for most people's definition of expensive, so I'd like to keep those few things intact.

A few weeks ago we heard of a free piano that would just require a move. Because it was in a basement, we did have to hire movers to get it from its old home to our house. It was delivered today and the kids are having a blast with it! We have been learning music notes and rests (quarter, half, eighth, and whole) this semester in the morning so I'm so excited to have the piano here so we can start working on note names. The piano is in the dining room where we do the majority of our homeschooling so it is perfect.

As an aside, anyone who doesn't know us and walks in the house immediately asks if we homeschool (like the piano movers today). I'm guessing it's the 4'x6' U.S. map and the 2.5'x4' world map on the dining room walls along with the pledge of allegiance and John 3:16 in German (we were studying Germany this week). And then there's the list of U.S. presidents and the Declaration of Independence posted on the office door. Have I mentioned that I love homeschooling? :) :)


Diane said...

Yay!!! I'm ready for there to be more pianists in our family :-)

CrossRiver Media said...

LOVE free pianos! Enjoy. ;)