Friday, November 12, 2010

Unexpected Blessings

Last evening was delightful, just a little departure from the normal routine that came as an unexpected surprise. Doug had to go to downtown Santa Cruz, and rather than sitting at home with the girls like we usually do, I decided we would go with him and walk around the pedestrian mall while he attended to his business.

As we walked past McDonalds, we noticed they were setting up music stands and chairs in the plaza, so I knew there was going to be some sort of concert. We continued our window shopping, and went back to McDonalds for a cup of coffee. Much to our delight, they were handing out programs for the concert which was starting in just a few minutes. It was a beautiful, cool evening and we drank our coffee listening to Mozart being performed by the Santa Cruz Municipal Band. They are professional musicians, and it was a wonderful home school opportunity--the kind of music appreciation class you dream about, because I rarely take the time to seek out such field trips but this one just fell into my lap so to speak, and the best thing of all it was free.

Leanna read a story about Mozart this year, so now she can put a tune to his work. It happened to be his "Turkish March," and this morning she was humming the tune as she started her school.

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