Band Concerts and Two Year Olds

J had his first band concert at his new school last night. I was so excited to go, and in the past, Henry has behaved like an angel during all of them.

So, we got to the concert and we sat down in our reserved seats (being the wife of a band director has some perks).

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Here’s Henry patiently waiting for the concert to start.

Henry did great during the percussion ensemble piece, and most of the jazz ensemble tunes. Then….he started to get antsy. He was standing up in his seat, and then tripping because the seat would flip closed every time he stood. All during this, I was trying (and failing) and whisper sternly for him to sit on his bottom.

Then, he crawled into my lap and sat still for a while.

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This was taken while waiting for the bands to switch places. It didn’t last long. He soon started shouting out, and wriggling, and just being a wiggly two year old. Then his behavior got even worse, and eventually I had to take him out in the lobby and give him a time out because he was behaving so badly.

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We finally got to go back outside for the last two wind symphony pieces, and they were awesome. So proud of my hubby for putting on an awesome concert while undergoing undue amounts of stress. Now, we just have to work on Henry’s concert etiquette.

Phew!

A lot has been going on lately.

J and I finished all of our house renovations about two weeks ago. I’m really happy how everything turned out. I think our house has a nice flow now, and it all looks clean and fresh. My favorite update is the kitchen. We replaced all of our cabinet and drawer fronts, and reprinted the cabinets themselves, and did it all for under $1200. And, it makes such a difference!

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The hardware had already been pulled off, but you get an idea of the condition of the cabinets. Plus, they were slathered in flat white paint. FYI flat paint is IMPOSSIBLE to clean!

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Here, we pulled all the cabinets down.

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And, the finished product!

It’s sad that I don’t really get to enjoy the kitchen for that long before we move…..

But, the really good news is that we got an offer on our house within a week of it being on the market. Right now we’re in the waiting period, of inspections and all that. So, once all that’s done, we’ll hopefully be closing on October 28. Cross your fingers that everything between now and then goes smoothly!