Yesterday was an exceptional day as it was filled with various events. It started with church music in the A.M. and shortly after, "Near East" music was provided at the church festival.
Ryan like many small children was captivated by the band, especially the drums. When it is said that they have something for everyone, it was true in the case of two-year old Ryan, who enjoyed a hot-dog and spent much of the time going to see the chickens, and roosters. Father had a lawnmower with a load of boxes in tow, which he frequented often. Climbing up and down, he seemed knowledgeable of how to run it. Could be because he rides along side his dad, complete with headsets, they cut their huge lawn? He has his own motorized car that he rides all over the driveway and yard. "Unbelievable"!
Next it was up and down the stairs, and walking on the cement edge near the driveway. Keeping up with little Ryan is challenging as he is not content to sit still for very long, like his older brother.
Later on during the day, we all got together at a concert on the common. His uncle Steve was playing the drums. Ryan has allot of rhythm and he played every song along with the group. They were fabulous.
I spoke with Ryan today, asking him what he liked best about all the things we did yesterday. He said in one word. "Drums".
His uncle who is and has always been a talented musician, now does it as a hobby. "Optical Drive" is the name of the group. Steve has always been interested in music and at three years old, he had his own radio station in his room. Steve played songs for our neighbors, and he knew what everyone liked, surprisingly. Later, it was the sax, and guitar. I couldn't believe that he could play songs without sheet music on the organ. But there is no question, that his first love was the drums.
The talent runs in the family as I'm told, one of his father's uncles played the drums. Ryan's get it on both sides, as his mother also played the drums in the band during high school. He was so cute. Everyone was watching him dance and pretend to play the drums at the same time. He had such a serious look on his face. One that said he could feel the beat through and through and he is "entertaining".
When the concert was done, Uncle Steve let him play the drums on stage along with his brother. Priceless. The two boys are having such a wonderful summer despite the heat. Grampy and grandma are so proud of all of them.
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