We are music lovers, despite the fact that I gave up the flute by 8th grade and Dave cannot hum (don't let him do humdingers in Cranium!). The whole house comes to a stop when we get a new CD and we read every word in the liner notes.
Rebekah is coming into her own musical life too with definite favorite singers/groups and an interest in instruments. Here she is conducting Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. (we're really not that pretentious, I promise.) She's using a Pampered Chef chip clip as a baton. She also highly recommends Slugs and Bugs by Goodgame and Peterson. Quirky kids music that won't make parents pull their hair out. Trust me.
Ben is into anything we sing but he loves "I'm so Blue" from Madame Blueberry. Maybe it's the fact that I sing in a crazy French accent. Any way, it never fails to make him smile and try to "oo-oo-oo" back.
And the soundtrack of my life--Jill Phillip's aptly titled "Nobody's Got It All Together." Her voice is fabulous and she pours out her heart in her lyrics. (Rule in our house--singers must write their own songs.) We saw her perform with Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God tour. (You have to see this concert if it comes anywhere near you next Christmas!) "NGIAT" is so much about being loved by God, being honest with Him (cuz He knows it anyway!) and yourself, and giving up the act, the worrying, the self-consciousness. Sets me back on track.