Spring is bringing changes to the Ryan Baird family. Lillian is going to have a brother! We're being told his name is Royden. Lillian has no idea what that change means to her. She's still figuring out what it means to be Lillian. Dara has been sick, and we got to help take care of Lillian and Dara at our house for awhile. We enjoyed walks outside (Walking is a big change for her!), watching her favorite shows on TV, playing playmobil people, and trying new foods.
She showed Grandpa how she can dance!
We're looking forward to Ryan's graduation from UVA May 19th, which is the prelude to even more change for their family as they look for a new job, as well as welcoming a new baby.
Kara's middle name is change, and this spring brought another change of address for her. She is living in the Phoenix area now, after spending a couple of months with her aunt Jamie in Colorado. She already has a job at Red Robin, with the prospect of a couple more part time jobs as well. She's planning to go to aesthetician school in August, to help make her even more marketable as a spa specialist.
Laura and Kart's family are coping with their family changes in Orem. Aiden turned 7 on April 23rd, and Laura keeps busy with Emma (5) and Owen (3) at home. They're looking forward to the change of Kart going from student status to college graduate!
Skip and I are looking forward to a week long spring trip to Las Vegas to see Beth. We're excited to see her conduct her high school orchestra in their spring concert. After a visit with her, we'll drive to Utah for a little visit with Laura and family in Utah.
Keeping busy at Forest Park High School isn't much of a change for me, with festival, then a trip to Atlanta for a Heritage Music Festival. The kids did amazing, and brought home 3 trophies. We had fun enjoying the Atlanta sights such as the aquarium, the Martin Luther King sight, and Six Flags. It was a change though when I decided to take on playing keyboard in the pit for the spring musical - CAMELOT! It was a challenge to spend extra time at school for a week, but it was worth the effort to help them put on a great show.
My piano students will be featured in my studio recital May 18th. They've been working hard on being ready to perform for that. Five of my students have earned festival trophies this year!
Skip's big change is his new passion for creating beautiful pottery pieces! He has enjoyed getting back into this art that he discovered back in his college days. He's created several beautiful pieces already, and doesn't want to stop!
Today in church we had an announcement about another change coming our way. They're going to create another ward in our stake! There will be a meeting next week for the three wards involved where we'll find out what the new ward and it's boundaries will be.
Change is exciting! I can hardly wait to see what the next season brings!