Elisabeth started piano lessons last week. I told her when she turned 6 she could begin lessons of some sort. And so it has begun. Gone are the days when I could take the kids to the park whenever we wanted because we had no time constraints. Now I'll always have one in school full-time and I'll most likely always have one in some sort of extracurricular activity. But we will limit ourselves. I don't ever want to get to the point where each child is doing several things. Sometimes less is more and I always want us to have time together as a family.
Here is Elisabeth working in her music theory book. We have a little keyboard which works for right now, but probably next year we'll need to get a full-sized keyboard or piano...she'll need something with foot pedals, and it'd be nice if she had something to hold her music up besides a kleenex box which is what we use right now.