Saturday, February 27, 2010

How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? ...

... practice, practice, practice.

and it helps if you start early.

welcome to my recital, I've been warming up ...



I need a moment to ponder my songbook ...



making the right selection is crucial ...



positioning of the hands is also vital ...





and we begin ...



didn't they say all cell phones off? ...



apology accepted ...



la la la la la, dada, dada, dada - is this thing on?



that's better! sing along, sing along ...



one hand! ...



two hands and a mouth! ...



the power of the music knocks me out! ...



these are the hands of an artist ...



I'll be here all week, tip the waitresses and try the cherrios

49 comments:

Melli said...

Oh she just gets cuter and cuter and cuter!!! LOVE the photos! LOVE the captions! :)

Rob Inukshuk said...

Hoorah, encore, encore!

Linda said...

Wonderful photos. I love the close up of her chubby little hands. I love baby hands. She is a beautiful baby.

Hilary said...

LOL.. that "cell phones off" photo is just incredible. Somehow, I imagine she learned that look from her Nana...

ellen abbott said...

A prodigy among us!

Linda said...

Indeed you have a budding virtuoso on your hands! And we'll all be able to say that we knew her when!

3 Men and a Lady said...

Such a cutie! She looks like a little diva in the making. We have a play mat like that, it's what saves Deuce's head when he crashes. I wish we could cover our house in it, lol.

Ron said...

applause...applause...applause!!

You GO, Hope!

OMG, Dianne...this was SOOOOOOO precious. No, it was BEYOND precious!

I HOWLED when I read...

..."didn't I say cell phones off?"

Because it's so true. I remember a time while I was still doing theater and the assholes who would not only have their cell phones go off, but then have the BALLS to sit there and TALK while I was singing!!!!!

The NERVE!

HA!

Listen, the second Hope gets her dates for Carnegie Hall...I'm there!

Thanks for sharing another heart-warming post, dear lady.

X ya's

bobbie said...

Just fantastic!!!

Don't you love it when they discover their hands?

Daryl said...

I really LOL'd at the 'sing along' shot .. what a face!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, too cute! I can't wait till you bring out the fingerpaints and try to groom a painter as well as a musician! :-D

Mare said...

I think you have a future musician in the making. That's great!! Priceless, too.

Linda Reeder said...

Grandma is having fun! And so is Hope.
She is really growing up!

Grayquill said...

Sweet! What great picture titles.
You did good.

Scott Oglesby said...

She is the cutest little bundle of Hope ever! My daughter loved to play with stuff that made ‘music’ as well. For hours and hours and hours……

Do you ever have a hard time getting so many photos up? Maybe I should try blogger. Wordpress has been a pain in the ass with images lately.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Couldn't be more adorable, my dear! I LOVE these pictures...She is so Grown-Up!!! How could that be? Time is just going so fast....!

BTW: I've given you an Award! Do come by and check it out....!

Micky-T said...

A star is born...there is hope after-all!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I look forward to your 7 Things, my dear....It is kind of a fun one to do!
I cannot get over how 'grown up' Hope is in these pictures...Already playinh the Piano...! BRAVA!

ds said...

She's a virtuoso! *Huge applause*

jennifer said...

This post was so stinkin' cute! Dianne, I think it is cool that I get to watch Hope grow up on your blog. She is adorable and I am charmed!

Matt-Man said...

Isn't that cute, and you know what? That stupid Carnegie Hall joke still cracks me up everytime I hear it. Odd. Cheers Sexy!!

Akelamalu said...

She's growing so quickly and getting cuter by the minute!

Dianne said...

melli - I had fun with the captions, thanks
hugs to Luz

rob - OY! the encores, there were encores until Nana couldn't see (or hear) straight ;)

linda - I love baby hands too :)

hil - I think she did, or from her Dad who got it from me
she has the most amazing expressions
my neighbor says she smirks at him and it intimidates him LOL

ellen - she does love music

linda - I hope she will be a rock star and keep Nana in the style to which I am NOT accustomed

3 men/lady - those mats are great, you can make them big or little and move them
Hope falls over a lot!! she rarely cries though, her Dad was like that
he once broke his wrist and didn't complain for days

ron - your applause is appreciated
Hope sends giant hugs

bobbie - she is fascinated with what her hands can do
and she loves to touch other people's hands
she pats the hands of her daycare teachers :)

daryl - that and the cell phone shot are my favorites
she is a character :)

pagan - I already bought a fingerpaints set and a giant pad and washable everything - all organic
I think we'll be painting in the yard in the spring :)
and I got her a drum set!! girl drummers are cool

mare - she does love music. her mom played her music in the womb :)

linda r - Nana is having a ball!!

grayquill - thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed

scott - music is so good for kids :)
and adults
I answered your photo ? in your last post

old old lady of the hills - it amazes me how much she changes one day to another

micky - she's my hope, that's for sure :)

ds - she loves applause!! thanks

jennifer - I really enjoy sharing her so I'm glad you enjoy it too

matt-man - I love the old borscht belt humor :)
we two of a kind matty

Dianne said...

akelamalu - thank you, and what I really love is how kind and gentle she is, she has a wonderful spirit

Jacob said...

God, that is so funny - just plain adorable! And your titles are perfect! Great job, Di!

Just wanted to let you know that this Florida cracker is going even more crackers than he used to be!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What a hoot you are Diane!
And can she get any cutier?
<><

Martha Z said...

She is soo cute and growing so fast. Before you know it she will graduate to a big piano.

Bond said...

would you like to appear on Music on the Couch?

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ok, now I'm all melancholy for the long lost rubber bands that used to be around my sons wrists.
How cute are those little arms and hands???
& that face? OMG!

shelly said...

Oh my gracious she's adorable!!!
The pictures are perfect and the commentary gave me the giggles...thanks for making me laugh Di, I'm crabby-pants today with a bad back...humor is good ;)

Sparkling Red said...

*standing ovation*

Bravo! Encore, encore!

Nessa said...

A musical and very adorable star is born.

RnPB: Ch 013 - Clean Up

Robin said...

"Tip the waitresses and try the Cheerios". I love it, absolutely love it.

Hope is simply scrumptious, and getting more so with each passing day.

Dianne said...

jacob - thank you!! I'm so glad you enjoyed

noe noe - thanks! you made me laugh, I like being a hoot

martha - I hope she continues to like music :)

bond - does she need to send you an audition tape? :)

lily - I know! I love the chubbiness

shelly - giggles are good, feel better, stop working so hard

sparkling - thank you! :)

nessa - she's my star for sure :)

robin - I love the old comics ;)
scrumptious is a great word for her, thanks :)

Small Reflections said...

Your photo stories about Hope are so marvelous and the images too precious for words. Sorry I've not been by for a while ... I'm chagrinned to discover that when I switched over from storyteller to happily retired gal, somehow your links got left off ... and now I'm wondering who ELSE got left off my newly created 'reader' ... guess I'll be doing some checking in a while.

It's good to catch up here today. I'll try to do the same at 'Forks' sometime soon. I'm so sorry about Mia ... glad to meet the Newbie Isadora am relieved to know Siren's adjusting to the changes. Hope you're doing well too.

Life's been way too busy for ME lately and I seem to be behind on everything, but I'm doing what I can to take things one at a time without getting stressed out ... making sure I eat plenty of dessert.
Hugs and blessings,

happily retired gal said...

Ooops ... I see THIS is 'Forks' so I guess I'll be catching up at Do you see later. Duh ...
Hugs and blessings,

Kelly H-Y said...

Too cute! Love the great photos and captions! Thanks for the smile. And, congrats on your Post of the Week!

järnebrand said...

The power of music knocks me out too... lol... Very cute pics. A lovely post. :) Congrats on the POTW from Hilary...! Love/ Jo.

slommler said...

Clap Clap Clap!! Bravo!! Fabulous photo story...loved it! Congrats on your POTW award!
Hugs
SueAnn

blunoz said...

Very cute! Congrats on Post of the Week.

addhumorandfaith said...

Absolutely adorable! Congratulations on POTW!

Tabor said...

Congrats on your Post of the Week and thanks for sharing this little one.

Cricket said...

The only thing missing is a snifter full of bills. Gotta love kidlets. Congrats on the potw mention.

Daryl said...

Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

Land of shimp said...

You have a future in caption writing, if you want it! That was marvelous and I'm stunned by the sheer force of that cuteness :-) Congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary's.

LadyFi said...

An adorable and amusing post! Thanks for the smile...

Frank Baron said...

Talented AND beautiful.

You should probably keep her. ;)

Cloudia said...

Yeah!



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