Poppy has been taking piano lessons for about 3 weeks now. She is blowing me away with how fast she is picking this up. I mean, blowing me away. And she absolutely loves it. We are taking lessons at Buffalo Suzuki Strings and the suzuki method is very unique. The first part of the process is that Poppy has a cd of all the songs she will be learning and they encourage her to listen to the cd daily. So I put it on her ipod and we have a copy in the car and surprisingly, she asks to listen to it all day long. And it's so peaceful that it calms Sam down if he starts crying in the car. I can't even remember the last time we had to listen to her princess songs - she really prefers to listen to the piano music. And then as soon she realized the songs on the cd were the same songs she was learning to play, it made her want to practice even more. She has already learned how to play 4 variations of twinkle, twinkle and her first real song, Honey Bee.
Between her daily practices (which she unbelievably has yet to protest about) and weekly lessons and music classes, this is all very time consuming. But seeing the results so quickly and to see how passionate she is about it makes it all worth it.
And as promised, here are all the rats we have in our house. A rather unusual amount of rats, wouldn't you say?