Daylily Bloom

I recorded a 14-hour time lapse video of a daylily blooming and crunched it down to 45 seconds. I hope you like it. (Click on the picture below)


Sarah’s 2011 Ballet Recital

I challenge you to find anything cuter than a bunch of six-year-old girls performing ballet. You see? It just can’t be done. Yesterday Sarah had her end of year Ballet recital. Of course it was awesome.

In other news, Sarah graduated from “kindergarten” on Friday. I put kindergarten in quotes because Montessori really doesn’t have kindergarten. But one thing is sure-she is now a First-Grader!

Anyway, to see the video, click here.

By the way, I recorded the video at her ballet rehearsal. For the rehearsal, they were having some issues with the background. That’s why it is red. It looks funny. Fortunately for the recital, they did get the right color background as you can see in the photo here.

Sarah’s Summer 2011 Violin Concert

Sarah’s most recent Violin Concert was last Saturday, the 21st of May.  This was a very exciting concert for Sarah.  She was the leader of the Twinkles songs.  She stood in front of the other violinists and led them all.  She was oh-so-excited!  She has been practicing so hard for so long that she did absolutely perfect!  We are very proud of her.  And she also has a ballet recital in a couple of weeks.  Of course, she has been practicing hard for that too.

Sarah is excited now that Summer is really here.  Last week we went to the local amusement park, Busch Gardens.  And this weekend we should be able to get to the local water park for the first time this summer.  Oh, and speaking of water parks, Sarah has been taking swim lessons again, and she just about has her strokes down.  Remember “rotary breathing”?  This is always the hardest concept for children to learn, but she is definitely getting it.

Yes, we are proud of Sarah for many things.

Here’s the video of Sarah at the Violin Concert.

Sarah’s Spring Recital (2011)

Our little musician was at it again today.  Today she had another recital.  It really is interesting how much she has progressed in a little less than two years.

As for other interesting things going on in the Morrow household, Suzanne has a new job…. sort of.  We hope.  She doesn’t have a contract yet, but should any day now.  Her new job will be as a strategic planner to develop programs to improve school readiness for pre-school aged children.  It’s actually with the City of Norfolk.

We are all excited that Spring is finally here.  And that can only mean one thing: My mom is coming.  Yes, Grandma Lynn will be here at the end of the week to watch Sarah during her school’s spring break.  She will be staying for almost two weeks.  I hope she doesn’t get tired of us :)   I think I can find a flower garden or something for her to spend some time with.

As for me, I’m still working with the same company (Valkyrie Enterprises).  I enjoy my work and look forward to going to work each day.

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Here’s the video:

Happy Birthday to Sarah (Disney World)

Sarah celebrated her 6th birthday while we were at Disney World last week.  We had her party at the Tusker House in Animal Kingdom.  One of the servers sang her “happy birthday”, and it was quite interesting.  The other person helping the cast member sing is Sarah’s cousin, Brad.

I’ll put up a gallery with the Disney photos in the next couple of days.

Here’s the video:

My Little Auburn Cheerleader

Before I go any further, just let me say “Waaaarrrrrr Eagle!” Yes, my Auburn Tigers are 11-0, after having beaten Georgia today. We are making quite the Auburn fan out of Sarah. It was to be expected, after all. By the way, we are taking contributions for Sarah’s Auburn Fund, so if you have a lot of money hanging around with no idea where to spend it…

Today we went to the Botanical Gardens, primarily to take pictures of Hailey and Cole, but I just had to get some pictures of Sarah too, right? Sarah now knows all the words to “War Eagle” (even the “swear” words), and she just loves singing it. And she loves doing the “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr EAGLE! Hey!” during the kickoffs. She still doesn’t have the patience to watch a football game, but give it time. One other “concern” that we have is that Sarah currently goes to Montessori School. Montessori schools don’t have football teams. We really want Sarah to be able to experience the school spirit and excitement of supporting a football team, so we don’t know if she has some other type of school in her future. We’ll see.

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Picture-packed Halloween

Over the last few says we have been to the Hunt Club Farm, had the Montessori Halloween Parade, had Sarah’s Soccer “graduation”, and did our own Halloween celebrating with friends at our house.  Sarah enjoyed everyone one of these events tremendously.

The Hunt Club is a local farm that is half-petting zoo and half carnival.  There are bouncy houses, crafts for kids, goats to feed, ponies to ride, you name it.  Sarah always enjoys going there, and she comes home ex-haust-ed.

The Montessori Parade is always nice because they get all of the kids to dress up in their costumes and they march parade style up and down the street where there school is.  They don’t march IN the street though.  The march on the sidewalk.  But you still hear people honking their horns as they drive by.

Sarah’s soccer “graduation” was very nice.  We don’t officially keep score, but I can tell you that we were undefeated this season, and the team scored over 100 goals.  Very impressive.  Sarah tries very hard, and she did have one goal this season.  And of course, she has a blast playing it.

Finally, today was Halloween.   We had Karen, Calla, & Quinn over, along with (Big) Sarah, Hailey, and Cole.  We decorated cookies, ate fajitas, and took lots of pictures.

Here is the link to the slideshow of all the pictures from each of these events

Sarah’s Violin Recital

We are so proud of Sarah.  She performed in a really impressive violin recital yesterday.  She practices almost every day (when she doesn’t have soccer or ballet practice), and she is getting better all the time.  She actually knows several other songs, but this was her first solo performance in front of an audience, so the teacher, Miss Sue, picked this song for her.  Not bad, huh?  For the Christmas concert she will be playing several songs, including Jingle Bells and the First Noel, along with some other Suzuki songs.

By the way, she is also getting pretty good at soccer.  She scored her first goal yesterday.  She seems to really enjoy playing that too!

Here’s the video:

Ballet Recital

I hope you can stand two videos in two days. And this one is a good bit longer (about 17 minutes). Don’t give up on it too early because there is a really special dance treat near the end that you will NOT want to miss (or just click up to the 11:13 time in the video). This is from Sarah’s ballet summer camp last week. In just one week she learned how to do this. Amazing, isn’t it? By the way, sorry for the 200MB video. I scaled it down too! You may want to wait until the video completely downloads before you play it.

Here’s the video:

Twinkles Graduation

A few weeks ago Sarah completed her requirements for the Twinkles graduation. She has been playing violin now for about a year. She is now on her third violin because as she grows, she needs to keep getting larger violins. Now that she has graduated from Twinkles, she will be starting Suzuki book one.

Here’s the Video: