This past week I enjoyed having my oldest son home on “spring break.” He barely made it home due to a large snowstorm, but the week passed with him catching up on his sleep and me enjoying his piano playing.
He put a jazz trio together during Christmas break. They sounded so good I wanted to have a little party to showcase their talent. It was mainly a family party, including my mom, my aunts and uncles and some of my cousins. The crowd of 30 was about the limit for my space.
I didn’t go overboard with the theme. Rather, I focused on a simple dinner of pizza, sandwiches (pepperoni rolls and Reuben loaf) and salad. This freed me up to enjoy the music.
Annie was a sweetie and was my waitress for the night. I whipped up a little apron in some musical note fabric. (Shown in the unedited photo below.) She whipped up a black menswear tie. She looked adorable (but I didn’t get a photo of her in action.) And let me tell you, she worked hard! She served guests, passed around appetizers, did the dishes,….
My son is back at school now and already the house seems too quiet.
As you might guess, I like to entertain. We’ve had some busy weekends and it has been great fun. Next Saturday we have two kids competing in different events: Science Olympiad and Academic Decathlon. After that, we hope to have a quiet evening at home…something we haven’t had in a while!
Sounds like a fantastic time!
The jazz trio sounds so good! What a fun night that must have been, and how sweet of Annie to work so hard as a waitress.
Thanks for the video! That sounds very fun. I love it when kids make music, even grown-up kids.
Wow – they are great – sounds like you have a wonderful time!
Jane, you must be so proud. Your son can really play! I just love the piano and can listen to someone play the piano for hrs! The band was really great too. Love the apron.
I thought maybe you were just a proud mama, saying nice things about her son….until I clicked the link and heard him play! WOW! He’s good!!…Hello by the way, I followed the link here from Twitter. Just wanted to say hi…and listen to some good music. ^_^
*Sounds* like a wonderful time … and what a fitting apron!
Totally amazing…I can’t imagine being that good at any instrument!
What a wonderful night! I just loved the music and I hope I’m able to host fun evenings like that when my kiddos are a little older! You are a wonderful mom!
Wow they sound wonderful!!!!
looks like it was a lot of fun. i’m going to have to send the video to my hubs who is a jazz aficionado. 🙂 they sound great!