Friday, December 5, 2008

Family Concert

Oh friends! Would you believe that we are still sick?! Just when I thought it was over Molly got the sore throat and cough and slept all day on the couch, then Madeline started in with ANOTHER stomach bug. Two kinds of sick at one time? Is that even allowed? Because it seems like there should be some kind of natural law against that! LOL! By-the-way, it is FIVE in the morning. Oh yeah, you read it right FIVE. For those of you that know me, you know that my red head doesn't see 5am but few times a year- and most of those times are when I have stayed up until 5am. Mama don't do mornings. This morning I was up with my poor little Madeline at 4:30 because she was sick and then I couldn't get back to sleep. So what do non-morning people do when up at crack thirty in the stinkin morning? They blog about something fun (while wishing the children were not sick and they were snuggled in bed sleeping like a newborn babe).

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This little scene you are about to watch played out a few weeks ago. We were having our annual "wood splitting party" where all of Ben's brothers come over and split wood to get us all stocked up for Winter. It's also a good chance for them to have some of those manly "who can do ___the best or the fastest" games that brothers NEED to play (even when they are grown and married). We have this little party every year and then we take them all to Red Lobster for all you can eat shrimp and hope they remember the food more than the sore arms the next year. Out of his eleven brothers and sisters most of them above the age of 10 play some musical instrument. - Suddenly this has started to sound like the opening for a country song, or an episode of Andy Griffith where the Darlins come to town! LOL! OK, movin on.... When they came in for a break Daniel and Caleb get this great idea to play a little jig on Molly's very out of tune piano and Tim's child sized drum set. I grabbed the camera the second I saw Caleb sit his big behind on that tiny stool! LOL! And Daniel, (who went to Hillsong music college in Australia) sitting on our make-shift piano bench! Goodness we have a lot of fun when we are all together! I hope you all enjoy the little concert as much as we did.

13 comments:

LadySnow said...

Wow...who knew that toy drums could actually sound good. LOL :-)

calicodaisy said...

Beautiful! Encore, ecore! The little drum set company should use that as an advertisement letting parents know the drums really can make more than a joyful noise!
-- Michele

DangitAnge said...

LOL That was great! I know a guy named Peter that went to Hillsongs

KarenH said...

VERY talented guys!!!!

I hope all your little ones are well again soon. We've been taking turns with stuff like that here too and it is getting OLD!!!

Dawn said...

Y'all are so redneck! Love it! my goodness that do look like a whoppin' good time.

Madaline Jane said...

I can't believe you where up that early!! I'm not a morning person either. I can stay up all night but morning. YUCK! I hope everyone feels better soon.

Bonnie said...

That seems like something that my lil bro the drummer would do! I have a fun family clip of siblings and spouses playing rock band together at a b-day party... also, I love Hillsong - I have a bunch of cds and dvds, I think my fave is For All You've Done... my husband gave me the dvd for part of our first anniversary gift :) Hope you all get to feeling better!

est said...

hope yr little girls get well soon! :)

Beth said...

Oh, how fun and silly!

Marlya said...

I hope everyone feels better soon.. I can't open the video, but it 'sounds' (reads) like it would have been fun!

Jaime said...

That is so awesome. We have so much in common. My husbands family has 6 boys 3 girls and they are all amazingly talented musically and athletically. One of my first times at their house when we dated they had "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (awesome movie) playing and they all broke out in song it was hilarious, cause my family didn't do music. Now when his brothers visited last Christmas it consisted of getting firewood to sell during the day and music and voice lessons/concert during evenings. Fun stuff, I enjoy your blog so much!

Tracy said...

Oh that was so great!! It put a smile on my face!

Thank you for sharing!

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