Lots of changes and updates going on around here. First of all, Shep potty-trained, gave up his pacifier and here's the tough one, gave up his nap, all in the same week. I'm a little shell-shocked about the last one. He's only 2 yrs 3 mo. Conner gave up his nap around 2 1/2, so I hoped I would have a few more months. So, now the fun part...getting him to realize Mom is quite serious that he stay in his room for an hour everyday. Here's a picture to give you an idea of how it's going. He set several of his stuffed animals outside his door and is pretending to touch the floor.
Now the big one. Zack has started applying for jobs!! We've almost made it!! I'm so excited to see where we will end up. Pray that more jobs will open up and that he'll get one! I also want to brag on some of the upcoming performances he has. Someone he met at the music festival in Maine is going to perform his new piano piece at UNC next month and in Feb his band piece will be performed at Texas Tech. Then in June the orchestrated version of Triple Venti Latte will be premiered by the Austin Symphony. I'm so proud of how hard he has worked and so excited to see what the future hold.
Cute story: Saturday morning Conner was playing around on our electric piano. He discovered the setting that plays pre-recorded pieces. There is one particular jazzy one he likes. He announced, "Let's have a band!" Mommy, you can play the kazoo. Shep will play the tambourine and Daddy will play the banjo!" I asked him what we were called and he replied, "The Seagulls" So we jammed for awhile. It was pretty cute. Conner was smiling from ear to ear. Here's Shep, being Shep.
Happy Sunday everyone!