It was a busy week for me this week. I volunteered at the Book Fair at DD’s school for three days and did a lunch cover for a 3rd Grade class Thursday. Then it was darling daughter’s musical program yesterday. She was shy telling me about it because she is not really into singing, she said. 🙂 There’s not much time for me to make an animal costume because DD said her part was a horse. I was like, uhmm…what should I do? Good thing it was optional and K just wanted to wear Sunday best.
Gladly, dear husband and my brother-in-law made it on time before the program started. We had a great time. We are so proud of our little lady bug. 🙂
As a first time mom, I had no idea how would I be able to handle being a mother or something. I don’t have my family with me to help me with cooking, cleaning and tidying up the house, and assisting with little things like changing baby’s diaper or doing the laundry. I was in the recovery period for months because I had my thru C-section. Though my cousin lives about ten miles from my house, I couldn’t ask her for a help because she also had a newborn a month older than mine. But with my dear husband’s support and understanding, I was able to recover fast.
One of the challenges I encountered as a mom was the difficulty in putting my baby to sleep when she was in infant stage. Putting our baby to sleep is easy if we know the trick. We have different approach on lulling our little ones to sleep. Maybe some of the first time moms like me had difficulties.
During my baby’s infancy, her sleeping habits changed. Sometimes she goes to sleep easily when I put her in her crib after reading a storybook. Then it came to the point where she wants to sleep in my arms while rocking on the rocking chair. Up to now in toddler stage, she won’t go to bed if I don’t snuggle with her.
She is still full of energy in the evening. So I followed a recommendation that playing a calming music like lullabies help toddlers and babies settle down. Because of the soothing melodies, they start to feel drowsy. I found a compilation of lullaby songs and music online. I love this lullaby album. So calming that helps put my little one to sleep. Also, letting our little ones listen to soothing music helps with brain development.
Another reason why I liked this album because it has one my all-time favorite music Adagio by Ludwig Van Beethoven. It touched my heart the moment I heard it for the first time. I bookmarked this album so I can access it any time.
Yesterday, my darling daughter and I attended the Spring Concert & Awards event in Prosper High School where my sister-in-law is working. She is a music teacher and a band director of the Reynolds Middle School Symphonic I band. The event showcased the concert of the school bands Symphony I and II, Wind Symphony, and the awarding of outstanding students who excelled in individual or group performances.
I like going to events like concerts. Of course, I only go to the ones that interest me. Symphonic band concert is one of them. My darling daughter enjoyed watching and listening to the music. When she saw her aunt on the stage conducting her band, she’s very happy.
Applying makeup the toddler way. 🙂
When we were getting ready to go to the concert, my little girl joined me in my bathroom. As I was putting my makeup on, I didn’t notice she grabbed my red makeup bag and took the mascara from it’s box. She called to me and said “Mommy, look at me.” Surprised and amused, I quickly grabbed my digital camera and took her picture. The look on her face is priceless.
Prosper High School entrance
Students accepting their medals
Aunt D and her band. She’s getting them ready for a performance.
DD insisted to look at these paintings.
It was a very successful concert. My sister-in-law’s family was there including her mom, brother and his wife. I was told that this is my sister-in-law’s last concert with her band because she will be retiring end of this year.
My darling daughter and I enjoyed the concert, too. She was well-behaved and listened to the music as the band played their musical instruments together. She was talking about oboe and piccolo…that sort of stuff. I am hoping that she will have the interest in playing a musical instrument when she gets older.