Boy oh boy am I tired. I so wanted to go back to sleep after my workout this morning and probably would have failed on my goals if Baby Belle hadn’t gotten up before I had a chance to. I may need more coffee. You would think with this no tv things on the weekdays that I might go to bed earlier but nope….I didn’t. Maybe tonight 🙂
So lets get into this peeno story. Baby Belle doesn’t pronounce the A in piano. So someone actually got a new piano. 🙂
So the story all started with a little visit to my 2nd parents house that Baby Belle and I took a few weeks ago. Her and I packed into the car on a Sunday morning after breakfast and drove 2 hours to Cedar Rapids to visit the Hess House. Mr. and Mrs. Hess have been my 2nd parents since I was in the 7th grade and met my friend Sarah. We became fast friends and soon were attached at the hip. Since my middle school and high school were a good 30 minutes away from where I lived it became convenient for me to hang out at their house often before/after my school activities. Soon enough I had my own key and toothbrush there. Come to think of it…I had a stocking at Christmas time. I couldn’t have asked for a better set of 2nd parents. I don’t want to brag about them too much because I don’t want you hounding them to see if they will adopt you. 🙂
So we went to visit them and this happened.
Someone wanted to play the peeno. Mr. Hess obliged and let her bang away at the keys. Baby Belle is definitely going to have music in her future in someway. She loves to sing and does it loud and proud but this was her first time getting to use those fingers to make some beautiful music.
Mrs. Hess asked if we would be okay with letting her have her own piano. She had a keyboard she bought Mr. Hess in their early years of marriage and offered to let Baby Belle have it. Despite the fact I knew it would eventually drive me and Kevin batty I agreed. I knew she would have a blast and being a band nerd I know the importance of music in a persons life. Why not let Baby Belle express her self in some good old peeno playing 🙂
Here she is experimenting with it her peeno last night.
As of this morning she finally figured out that not only does the keyboard do peeno music but she can make all sorts of noises come out of that thing. The horn is her favorite so far and sent her into a fit of giggles. Too bad they don’t have a fart noise because she would think that was hilarious!
So there it is…the beginnings of a musician right here with our little peeno player.
Thanks so much Mr. and Mrs. Hess! When she hits the big time we will remember you 🙂
Were you a band nerd?
What kind of activites can I start with her with this? We aren’t able to afford any kind of piano lessons at this point.