Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Marine Science Consortium Welcoming


After our trip to Assateague Beach, we met up with the Creeklings and the wild rumpus began!  
There was cornhole playing....


Dorm room assembling...


Battleship and Sleeping Queens Playing...


Basketball tossing...



Random dancing...



Sandcastle creating...







Music listening.


Grace was fortunate to have met a master of the hammer dulcimer, Bill Troxler.  His band, Three Sheets, played at our welcome social.  Sitting sipping a glass of wine, watching my child completely enthralled in both the process and product of an instrument was simply amazing.  I love that she had the courage to ask about how one would go about learning this instrument (which she now wants to play) and we received some of Mr. Troxler’s wisdom about finding a teacher and how most of the learning to play is not through drill and skill but from the passing on of how to feel the instrument.  This is something we will have to look into for Grace.  What a blessed Mama I would be to have the sounds of not only the piano but the dulcimer fill my home....

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