Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kara's Spring Concert

The last two weeks have been so busy, it seems I have not been able to get caught up with anything. I am really far behind in my photos and I have not had much computer time to blog or visit blogs. I have really missed that! But I didn't want to miss out on posting Kara's spring band concert. Life at our house in the Spring revolves around soccer, soccer and more soccer for Leila. We spent the past weekend a few hours away at a soccer tournament and we have more of them to come. So, when Kara gets her chance to shine in the spotlight, I am so happy for her. She has come such a long way in the 9 1/2 months since she has been home. She expressed an interest in music from the beginning, so we thought band might be a good fit for her. However, she was just learning English and we weren't sure if she would be able to keep up with the others in her class - especially since most of the kids already had one year of band experience in fourth grade. I talked with her band teacher at the beginning of the year and she said she was willing to give it a try. Like everything else Kara has attempted, she has done amazingly well. Not a day goes by where I don't think about how her life has changed in every way and how well she has adapted. I am so very proud of her.

Our little maestro takes advantage of the empty podium.

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Kara plays the bells with two other fifth graders.
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She performs with the fifth and sixth grade bands combined. (She's the only one in pink.)
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And if I dare say, I think she is mighty proud of herself.
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And she should be!

13 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Absolutely, she should be!

Shirlee McCoy said...

Yes, she should be! Just looking at the pictures made me proud for her.

Wanda said...

How did you not just bust with pride and joy?

That's marvelous.

JinXiu said...

what great pictures. your children are so talented. too bad you didnt post a video clip. The concert must have been wonderful.

i love the first picture. what a great shot of her without the audience.

you should be so proud of your girls.

Bravo

Lindy said...

What a wonderful accomplishment for her to be up on stage with her classmates. She looks so poised and pretty in her pink shirt! Yeah, Kara!!

Faye said...

What a wonderful young lady, we all love Kara (Leila and Mia too)

Courtney said...

Way to go Kara. She does look so proud in those pictures. It is amazing how much progress she has made.

Terry said...

Way to go Kara! That is awesoome she has done so well with the band! She looks great, especially in pink! She should be so very proud of everything she has done~Very Nice Job!!

Ashley said...

Congrats Kara - looks like you did great!

Blessings, Ashley

LaLa said...

Kara we are so proud of you!!!! Talented and beautiful...wow! : )

Missy said...

Congratulations to your beautiful Kara! It's hard to believe she has already been home for over 9 months. She sure does seem to have tenacity and a zest for life. Tell her she has some big fans in Tennessee!!!

Joe and Jane said...

She does look proud of herself! How completely wonderful.

Robin said...

That is so sweet ... she should be so very proud ... I know you are :)