Posts Tagged ‘family’

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Piano

August 14, 2010

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We were recently the lucky recipients of a piano donation!  Aunt Jane and Uncle Kevin had a piano in their house that they no longer used.  Since Andrew enjoys playing, and they needed an excuse to revamp their living room, we graciously accepted their offer to donate it to us!

So the other day we waited for the movers to show up in the early afternoon, which inevitably ended up being early evening.  Can someone explain to me why it is so difficult for movers to be on time?  Or even give you a reasonable timeframe?  It just seems odd to me that after ‘years of business’, they still struggle with this.  But I digress.  These movers were actually quite lovely, they offered to call a half hour before, so at least we could go out & not feel like we would miss them.  I recommend Piano Movers Inc. if anyone needs to move a piano.

So now we have this great piano in our playroom.  At first Maya was confused why it was in her playroom rather than grandma & grandpa’s…but it wasn’t long before she was up on the bench banging away!  What can I say, the girl likes to make noise.  And of course we support her habit, with the help of friends.  Maya now has a life sized piano, a ‘Maya-sized’ but very real guitar, a drum with other assorted musical toys…and theirs always the pots & pans she has full access to.  With any luck she’ll get some of her dad’s musicality.  I just hope the neighbors don’t mind too much! 

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Family day @ Plum Island

July 13, 2010

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With all that’s going on this week it was decided that the Barry family would spend today at PI.  All the kids and grandkids together.  Gramps would have loved to see us all together spending time in a favorite place.

So far we have enjoyed everything about the day.  Maya is loving the beach, obviously.  She may never get clean again!  We went for a nice morning walk with Daisy the dog (not ours) while everyone slept in.  We’ve been swimming, well Andrew has anyway…the water is freezing.  We went for a kayak while Maya took a good nap (probably her only one for the day).  Now I’ve convinced the nieces to bild a huge castle for Sam & Maya to knock down when they wake up.

Though we’ll all have to leave tomorrow for the wake…it’s been a nice family day.  We know bd (gramps) is making the sun shine down on us today!