Monday, April 29, 2013

Musical Video Frenzy...

Time for a musical video blog :)

First up, Dawna's most recent piano recital.  The theme was "Uniquely American."  We thought it was extra special that Weston and Lynn both came to watch her perform! Dawna played two songs from the Rock 'n' Roll era: Yakety Yak and Lollipop.  She picked the first one because she liked the lyrics.  She picked the second one because Nana often gives my kids lollipops when they leave her house and sings that song to them.  So here she is:

Next up, Xochitl has been more involved in our home school sessions now that Larry is in his Pre-K class most of the morning.  She gleaned a huge chunk of the "Fifty Nifty United States" song as Dawna was learning.  Xochitl actually sings it a lot, beginning in random places and repeated short passages.  I didn't realize she could almost do the whole thing until tonight, when we were thinking of all the states that started with A.  I started the song, and she finished it (in her own unique language, but still, pretty impressive for a 3-year old!). And sorry I could hardly contain my laughter as I was taping this... it didn't encourage her, but really, how cute is she???

At Larry's school, they learn a short little song for each letter they learn.  The song uses that particular letter as much as possible.  His favorite is the X song... because "Xavior was an Alien, Extra Terrestrial..." and he loves that it's his middle name in a song!  Here he is performing his song!

Note: the Lyrics are: "Xavior was an alien: Extra Terrestrial. He was born on planet X, extremely far from earth.  He had two pointy heads.  His vision was x-ray. He saw exactly everything in an alien way." Set to the tune of Camp Town Races

And... sorta embarrassing for me... I just realized that I never posted anything about Dawna's piano recital last year... oops... so for good measure, here's a link to her playing at the "Tribute to Walt Disney" recital in May 2012...only a year late!

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At April 30, 2013 4:33 PM , Blogger Aaron and Emily said...

Wow! Dawna is an amazing pianist. I can't believe how good she is!

And Xochie! My goodness. That is super impressive. And SO dang CUTE.

At May 03, 2013 10:54 AM , Blogger Johnson Family said...

I echo the other comment, So Dang Cute!


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