Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lookin' Cute and Playin' Flutes

This weekend was Brenna's much-anticipated solo/ensemble festival.  She has been working tirelessly on a duet with her very dear friend.  Those two have practiced and practiced and practiced this song.  Over and over and over.  And over again.

They went to the mall on Friday to find matching skirts for the occasion.  And they looked mighty adorable, if I do say so myself.  (It is so funny to me to watch the different approaches that Alex and Brenna take to these.  I have to look Alex over head to toe, ask him if he has white socks on with his dress shoes, etc.  With Brenna, I have to do nothing but offer the occasional assistance with hair curling.) 

Friday night also brought a dress rehearsal for all the parents.  They were able to practice playing for an audience, playing through distractions, and containing the nervous giggles.

It all paid off on performance day.  No nerves, and they did a stellar job.  One thing that made the adjudicator chuckle was that there were a couple places where they were out of tune, but they were perfectly out of tune together.  Yep, they stick together, these two.  Even in the sharps and flats.

Way to go, Brenna!!  You once again let hard work lead you straight to success!  I'm so proud of you!


  1. So sweet! I remember doing these competitions with my friend Denise when we were Brenna's age. I can even remember searching the mall for the perfect outfit, practicing hours and hours, and of course day of- making sure we looked perfect! So fun! And...those are VERY cute skirts!

  2. I was just going to tell you the same thing that Stephanie just wrote in her comment....and when she says searching the mall, she wasn't kidding! We'd start at one end circle around to every store for the perfect outfit....and at the end of a long long frustrating shopping trip, we'd end up at the first store, buying the first thing that was tried on! It was only frustrating because I knew they would go with that first outfit...but you cannot tell two girls that. I learned to let them shop and be waiting at the first store at a designated time. Lots less frustration and we were all happy! Those were fun days, they go to fast though.