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Life is our classroom.
We had a plan today. Then the Alex-es showed up. Alex & Alex met in Orchestra at Skyline High School. We call them A-squared or Boy Alex and Girl Alex. Girl Alex is ours, Boy Alex is borrowed unless their little romance is one of those old fashion tales of High School sweet hearts living happily ever after...you never know.
They are both musically gifted. Alexis in the 4th grade was handed a violin for a 2 week trial. With not enough to go around at the end of 2 weeks those who still showed real interest were loaned instruments through the school district the others went to chorus. The music teacher played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Alexis played Twinkle Twinkle little start. He played Mary Had a Little Lamb and Alexis played it. Then as the story goes he played a complex piece of music and Alexis copied him playing by ear. Needless to say she got her violin.
After messing around with the slightly impaired guitar Alexis moved to the very dusty piano she left behind when she grew up and moved out...
Boy Alex making that poor guitar make real music!!!
Beach writing her name in the dust.
So is it time to try piano? Looks like it.
Funny how life moves.
And because I think this photo is so cute here it is again saying,