My little sister, Gigi, is one of the most talented people that I am blessed to have in my life! She is truly a renaissance woman; she does it all! Currently, on top of being a full time fifth grader, Gigi takes dance lessons, is in her school’s musical, attends church 2 days a week, plays the cello in the school orchestra (she played the viola last year and decided to switch), plays the trumpet in the school band, and is in the school choir. In the fall she plays field hockey, and in the winter she plays basketball. She also is an avid crafter! Not only does Gigi participate in all of these events, but she excels in all of them. I don’t know what Gigi will end up doing with her life, but I’m sure she will succeed in whatever she does. I just am so inspired that she pursues all of her varied interests so wholeheartedly!
Last night, my family attended Gigi’s elementary school’s band, choir, and orchestra concert. Gigi was in all three ensembles!
Here she is with the orchestra:
And with the choir!:
One of their songs was “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and I’ll admit I couldn’t help but sing along. Such a great classic!
Unfortunately the trumpets are in the back of the band, so I couldn’t get any good pictures of her tooting her horn 😉 .
Overall, the concert was quite a success. I’m always so impressed with the kids (and the teachers) at elementary school concerts in our area. They perform very professionally for only having played their instruments for about a year!
After the concert, my dad took us to Rita’s for some celebratory water ice (with coupons, of course!). We had so much fun! I love spending quality time with my family. (Nicole didn’t quite fit in this pic, sorry!)
Did I mention she’s quite the beauty?