Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Update on Jimmy ***

The lad had the time of his life this past weekend and was so worn out he fell asleep standing up, (not literally) but here's what went down:

Saturday morning it was off the the recording studio with his band. Its a three boy band - Jimmy on the drums, Will on the guitar/piano and Isak on the piano/ guitar along with Mr. Kim (instructor). They are still yet an unnamed ensemble but that didnt stop them! We all arrived around 9:00 and got down to work. Our friend Mike was gracious enough to donate his time and the studio. Now if you have never been to a recording session there is a reason they are called a session. That is because it takes a long time to get each of the instruments properly sounded, the mics and voices set and the in between time is well.... boring. Then there is the broken strings on the guitar, busted drum sticks and the like. None the less Jimmy was all in, and he had a blast. Wearing his headphones and realising he was " mic'ed up" and able to hear himself as well as the band mates through his headphones was a kick. He even noted " Hey Dad I can hear Will and he is in a different room, cool!" About 4 hours later they had three songs recorded and on a disk, totally cool. They were amazing and sound a like a REAL band, check it out on the YouTube links below! We'll get copies of the CD's out to anyone that's interested. They did:
Pumped up Kicks
A mash up of Jason Mraz and Train
Adele's Someone like you
(yep, they are a pop band:))
How could a day get better than that?!!!
After a bit of rest, it was off to basketball. Jimmy and his team, the Wildcats along with their returning world champion coach, Coach Milstein, have been on fire. They came out a bit soft in the first quarter and then Jimmy stepped up. He carried the team in the second half scoring in the double digits for the first time ever and ended the game with a fad away 2 pointer and a gigantic smile, what a game. This is especially amazing since they only have 6 kids on their team (5 4th graders and 1 5th grader) and are in a league with 4-6th graders. They are playing up!
Then it was off to his new favorite restaurant, Pachero's. His team mate and side kick Jacob, aka; snowflake (his wrestling name), and his family treated Jimmy to dinner. He came home around 8:30 and talked non-stop for about an hour and then announced, "I have to go to bed". what a day! Oh to be a 10 year old boy!
Next up??? Culture Box......
The fourth graders at Meadowbrooke all have to create a culture Box, which is a white bankers box that gets transformed into a story box about which ever culture/ country the individual chooses. Jimmy chose Costa Rica, because his Aunt Julie moved there about 10 years ago to enjoy the Purda Vida (pure life). He researched and wrote a 3 page overview of Costa Rica and had his box decorated with 10+ artifacts from there. THEN, he had to do a stand up presentation with his whole class. He did a great job! Man, what they put 4th graders through these days:) They girl in the red t-Shirt hand in the air is maned Iza and guess who has a crush on her?
Needless to say, he's doing great. He's busy, has a ton of friends and seems really happy.

We love you Jimmy!