Annabelle had her second piano recital this past week. She played "Joy to the World" and did a duet with Elisabeth playing, "Away in a Manger". You can watch those at the end of this post.
As we drove home from orchestra, Elisabeth and I talked about how next year we'll probably need to cut something out of her schedule because she's got way too much going right now with weekly piano, school choir, orchestra and soccer, monthly student leadership and activity days, and baking buddies every 6 weeks. She said she'd be fine letting go of orchestra...it wasn't challenging for her as the pianist and she ended up sitting around a lot during practice with not much to do. The nice thing about orchestra for me is that it's during school; whereas choir is before school, and sometimes after, which gets tricky, especially considering we don't live within the school district boundaries.
Annabelle and Elisabeth practicing, "Away in a Manger"
Annabelle playing, "Joy to the World" at her recital.