Today was the first in person piano recital in a couple of years. Matthew in particular was super nervous about it. In the end both kids did great.
Children do the strangest things. Michael is in a "let's see what happens if I do this" phase which has included such highlights as "watering" the new grass seed into oblivion, picking the petals off of mommy's flowers, emptying the dirt from plants all over the floor, covering the car in dirt amongst other things. The middle two seem to be having trouble with laundry. It tends to end up strewn all over the stairs when they are asked to take it down and put it on. Elizabeth continues to use every and any opportunity to stretch and bend in ways that make one wonder if the human body is meant to work like that.
The children were restrained from doing breakfast in bed but still had much fun climbing all over their mother and showering her with gifts.
Double points today. Elizabeth managed to drop her bo for the first time in competition (likely due to the humidity in the room making her hands sticky). All the same she came away with 1st in hard style forms, 2nd in classical forms, 1st in traditional weapons, 2nd in extreme weapons and 1st in creative weapons.
Erika came along as well and placed 4th in hard style forms and 5th in classical forms.
Today was hunt for silver coins and then wonder where we hid the ones nobody and find day. This of course serves as a reminder of the 30 silver coins paid to Judas as a price for betraying Jesus.