A new baby!


No, not that kind! (How presumptuous!). This kind:

Isn't she a beauty?! We have been looking for a piano for awhile and had convinced ourselves of all of the reasons to buy a cheap old piano for ourselves while our children are young. Then, Cletus' sister called one day and told us about this piano. I have to admit that we didn't think about it very long. It is a Yahama console about 20 years old with excellent sound and in perfect condition. (and yes, it's black and coincidentally matches our decor) It seems to have been meant to come to our family. We love it! Hayden hasn't started official piano lessons yet, but he has learned the first few lines of "We Thank Thee, Oh God, for a Prophet". Cletus and I play a lot more than I thought we would, and we are just giddy to have it. We are both trying to relax and realize that sticky fingers and a little banging will happen. I got pretty nervous when I asked Hayden what he thought the family rules about the piano should be and he said, "no painting on the piano, no eating or drinking on the piano, no shooting the BB gun at the piano, no throwing hard stuff at the piano ...". Ah! I guess I didn't realize we needed to get so specific. Anyway, it has brought a whole new spirit of music into our home and we love it. Our goal is to have both of our kids accepted into Juilliard by the time they are 16 ... they'll have to refuse so that they can attend NC State, but the acceptance is really what we're looking for. I might even start taking lessons just for fun! Those 2 years when I was in elementary school have stuck with me, but I could use some polishing.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

i totally jumped the gun when you said new baby and was definitely thinking of the human kind!! nice piano though, i would love to have one, i haven't had lessons since the third grade so i would definitely be considered rusty!!! congrats though, it is still an exciting new addition to your family!

Crystal and Brad Barger said...

That is great! It looks really nice. Have fun with it.

allyn said...

congratulations, simpsons! this is a big moment. next thing you know you will be called to play the organ during sacrament meeting.

Chris said...

i definitely vote for piano lessons for you, alice. i think you would get a lot of enjoyment out of it. a night off, too.

Heather said...

Awesome!! We have been talking about saving up for a piano too! (probably used) That is one thing growing up that I wish I had learned to do, play an instrument really well and read music well, my elementary guitar playing doesn't count. :) I guess it is never to late. I think the violin would be fun also. Congrats!! May your home be filled with lots of happy tunes :)

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