Piano Recital

Last thursday Aubre, Emalie, and Katheryne had a piano recital at the church. We decided to have Katheryne’s daddy-daughter birthday date that night. We really like having daddy-daugher dates it gives me time to have a father’s interview all the way to town but the kids see it as a very exciting time.

That day we discussed all the resturants in Los Lunas, and Katheryne wanted to go to Dion’s (a pizza place). The children’s favorite thing on the menu at Dion’s is their cheese toast. Katheryne and me left an hour earler than everybody else. At Dion’s they have really good sandwiches and salads. So all the way to town I asked Katheryne what she wanted in the hopes of having one of their salads or sandwiches but all she wanted was cheese toast. So I talked her into a pepperoni pizza and cheese toast.

At Dion’s they have a glass wall so that kids can watch them make the pizza. After we ordered our dinner Katheryne wanted to go watch the pizza being made. When we ordered they were quite busy so she stayed and watched for about 20 minutes. Then she came back to the table stayed for a couple of minutes and then went back to watch some more. We had a nice dinner together. It was a lot of fun to spend that time alone with Katheryne.

The church is a ten minute drive from Dion’s so we left at 6:45 to be at the recital in time and to give Katheryne a minute to practice her song. There is a railroad crossing right in front of the church. As we came up to the crossing there was a train stopped on the tracks and it was not moving. I was trying to decide what to do whan the train started moving again. I figured it would only take a minute so we pulled up into the stopped trafic. After five or six cars passed the train stopped again. So we sat there for ten minutes and the train did not move. I knew we needed to get to the recital so I tried to go down a small side road. Which ended with one house. So I turned around and there was an empty field behind a building that went over to a main road. Then we had to drive five miles to the next crossing. Katheryne was concerned the whole way that we would got lost forever. We finaly made it to the recital five minutes late.

All three of the girls played beautifuly. I was nervous about Emailie’s song because she had been practicing for days and it sounded like she was just pounding on the keys of the piano, but when she played at the recital it was just beautiful. We were also concerned about Katheryne because she is so shy we were frightened that she would back out at the last minute but she did not she went up to the piano and played her song like a pro. And Aubre had such conifdence and presence I was greatly pleased with her.

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