Eva had her first piano recital on February 22nd, 2008. I was so proud of her! She did such a beautiful job and really worked hard on her recital pieces. She has been taking lessons since September from a wonderful teacher - Juliet Smedley - who seems to be able to reach her. When mom tries to help with practicing, it usually isn't a smooth process. Eva likes to do it on her own terms, her own way, her own notes,(even if they don't exist). That is my Eva. She is determined, fiesty, decisive, knows what she wants, but with all of that, she can even be a bit shy, too.
The weeks leading up to her recital, Eva told me that she HAD to have a dress, she couldn't wear a skirt, because she had to be able to hold up the sides of the dress to curtsy. These things are very important to 8 year old girls, so we did end up finding her a dress that 'would allow oneself to curtsy properly'. Eva was the first to play - something I thought was very brave of her to do being a first time performer. Grandma and Grandpa Darrohn and her aunt Britter and friend Natalie all came to support her and to hear her play. It is awesome as a mom to see your child work hard and take pride in their accomplishments. Great Job my little Eva Diva. I love you!