Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Isaac & The Cello

Monday night, our oldest son, Isaac, performed in his very first concert. He just started playing the cello this year. I was so excited when he decided to play an instrument. I played both the violin and the flute through elementary school, then switched to just the flute in high school. I love musical instruments and was thrilled to share something I love so much with my son. I have been super impressed with how excited he is to play. He practices every day he brings his cello home - and of course, loves to show off for his brother and sisters. Here's a video of Isaac playing the cello for MJ, Rob, & Anna.


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The last year has been very mind-opening for me. I always worry about Isaac and autism. I wonder what his life will be like, will he have friends, will he go to college, will he be happy . . . So many questions that plague my mind. I will always worry, but this past year I've tried to worry a tad less, and celebrate more. Isaac has done some incredible things that he's loved - such as running 5K's and learning to fly a Piper Cub Airplane.

And now, he's playing the cello! I'm just so proud of all he's accomplished and how hard he's worked. Here are some pictures and another video from his concert:


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5th Grade Orchestra
Isaac is on the back row, all the way on the right.

Isaac & his good friend, Libby

Isaac with two very awesome people!
Katie is Isaac's district autism specialist and Todd is his autism aide. Isaac adores them both and was so happy they came to his concert.

Isaac with his very proud parents.

I'm very excited to see how the rest of this year goes. If Isaac continues to be excited about the cello . . . I see a bright shiny new instrument becoming a new addition to our family.

4 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

What a cutie! I think it's beautiful that he likes the Cello. What a fine, lovely instrument.

ali said...

That is the most awesome thing ever. What an accomplishmen! Love his big bright smile.

I was totally cracking up in the first video when his little brother kept asking for you guys to guess what he was going to have for dinner at the Johnson's house. Cracked. Me. Up. :D

Michele Ashman Bell said...

This is incredible. Makes me want to sign my kids up for something instrumental. Isaac is awesome!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thanks, ladies! It's been really fun seeing how much he loves music and learning to play the cello. He's one awesome kids. =)

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