What a fun week we’re having and it’s just starting. 🙂 On Monday, Paprika’s birthday present arrived – a violin!
She’s been asking for at least two years (probably more like five years…eek!) to play the violin. I always kind of shrugged it off because she already takes piano lessons, and I didn’t think she was really serious about playing the violin. Well…she finally wore me down! Haha.
I spent the last month staying up all night researching violins – so I know a lot more about them than I used to know.
I wanted to get the trifecta:
- High Quality
- Low Price
- ??? I guess there are only two things I wanted in my trifecta. Haha.
After I narrowed it down to a few options, I let Paprika choose which violin she wanted. She fell in love with this particular violin, so I had it shipped to us from overseas…which is why it came a week after her birthday. It was worth the wait!
We are all enjoying it immensely, although none of us know how to play yet. LOL
I’m excited that I’ve found a violin teacher who will come to our house! Yay! The girls will continue to take piano lessons at the local music school, as well. I’d love to hire a piano teacher to come to the house, but we really love the girls’ piano teacher, and he only works at the music school…so that’s where we go (for now)!
Oh, and of course – as soon as Paprika got her violin, guess who desperately wanted to start playing? Violet (4) now says she wants to play the violin. So, we’ll see. I may have to get her a 1/4 size violin, and she can have the last ten minutes of Paprika’s one hour lesson…
Oh, and isn’t it funny how I just wrote The LOL Detective Club 4: The Mozart Mystery, which is about Mozart’s childhood violin going missing, and now we’re taking violin lessons?
Hmmm. It’s life imitating art, imitating life. Or something like that. 🙂
In other news, Ellie Belly (18 months) has really turned a corner in her level of difficulty. Haha. Before, she was a 9 in parenting difficulty level, but now she’s a 7.5. It’s so much better!
Now that she’s walking and talking (a bit more), life is so much less frustrating for her and she’s so much happier. We’re really seeing her personality emerge – and it’s wonderful. She is a happy little comedienne. She’s really becoming “one of the girls!”
I took this picture tonight just before the girls went to bed. I’d turned off the lights in the house, and Ellie ran up to Violet to hug her. Even though it was so dark, I had my phone so I took a picture. I just love how Ellie is looking at Violet. It pretty much sums up everything. Ha!
Hope your week is off to a great start!