Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Christmas Story!

Hey everybody! Its Kennedy! Today I read a Christmas story. I hope you enjoy the video!

Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Love, Kennedy
(Mom here) The name of the story is, "What Santa Can't Do" and it is written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Doug Cushman.
Here is the video and the words are below so you can follow along - enjoy!

There are lots of things that regular people can do, but Santa can't. He can find every house in every town in every country. But sometimes he can't find his pipe or his slippers.

He can remember everybody on his list. But he can't quite remember what Mrs. Claus said to get at the grocery store. Santa can never buy enough reindeer biscuits. He can't drive a car. (That would hurt the reindeer's feelings.) And he can't fly in airplanes. (That would really hurt their feelings!)

He can't shave. No one would know him. And he can't wear a suit and tie to work. Well, maybe a red suit. Santa can't quite touch his toes. Or do as many sit-ups as he used to. Santa can't wear Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt. Or sandals.

Santa can't do his best work without elves. And he can't wait to try out the new toys! Santa just can't help smiling. And he can't seem to smile without his eyes twinkling. He can't stand having an empty lap. Santa can't chuckle. Or giggle. Or snicker. He can only "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

He can't pack a regular suitcase. Santa can't sleep at night. At least, not on Christmas Eve! He can't leave for work without a kiss. And a present for someone special. He can't come into a house the normal way. He doesn't know how doorknobs work. Santa doesn't relly like fires in fireplaces. ("Ouch!") He just can't seem to walk past a plateful of cookies. Or a glass of milk. And he can't leave a single gift in his bag, even the tiniest one.

There are lots of things Santa can't do. Lots of ways he's different. But in one way he's just like you and me. He can't wait for Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kennedy Xmas Concert '08

Just a couple of shots of K in her Xmas show - her class sang "Jingle Bells" (all four verses - did you know there were four???) and played recorder on the chorus. We were so proud of her and how well she did with the recorder. I was excited to help her learn as I'd played the saxophone for many years and the recorder is very similar so I hauled out my old recorder and worked with her; we had many "Jingle Bells" duets here at the house before the show! Unfortunately I had only my Digital SLR camera with me without video capabilities so I didn't get any video. Maybe Santa will bring me a digital video camera! ha ha...:)

Singing Shot:

Recorder shot with her class:

Recorder shot close up:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Learning the Piano!

We decided to move the piano out to a more central location so I could practice a little more (I've been subbing music and expect to be doing more so I need to brush up!) and also because Kennedy is showing some interest in learning. Today I taught her C, D, and E and she learned her first little song. Naturally, the first thing she wanted to do was make a video for the blog. Here's my little Liberace-in-training:

Monday, December 1, 2008

What do YOU want for Xmas?

Hey everybody, it's Kennedy! Today I made a video about what I want for Christmas. I want you to tell me what you want for Christmas! I hope you enjoy the Video! Thank you!

Love, Kennedy