Friday, March 8, 2013

Focusing on Life :: That's a Wrap

This week's Focusing on Life challenge is a call to photograph something being 'all wrapped up' in whatever way you interpret that in your life.

I'm going with a loose interpretation. I didn't include anything literally wrapped up; even though this week is my birthday. But I decided to go with a family past time that we all love ... Rock Band.

We all love spending a little time together, listening to some great music, and adding a little game element to it. Rock Band is a regular occurrence in our house. We have pretty much every edition made, and my kids can sing along to all the classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s and into the 90s. It is a fun way to teach them about music. I absolutely love that we can put in a CD of any classic rock group and the girls sign along at the top of their lungs.

So, introducing the band. My oldest daughter, Kate, is killer on guitar. She beats the pants off my husband when kicking it into overdrive (a level of Rock Band to grab extra points). Anne loves both the drums and singing duet with me. But we need to keep her settings on "do not fail" as she's still working on her skill level. Rock Band has this nasty habit of throwing us off stage with too many missed notes. We're not trying to win, just trying to stay in the game!

So after hours of jamming, yes we will play up to 11pm with Anne crashed on the couch ... my husband will announce "that's a wrap family" I pick up Anne and get her into bed and scoot off to bed myself. Happy after a night with my favorite band.

41 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
Now that sounds like a lot of fun, but after a few hours of the fun, I would be longing to hear that's a wrap!
Therese

Beti Horvath said...

Fantastic post, and the pictures are so cute!

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's definitely a wrap...all wrapped up in joy!
I loved this glimpse at a fun family night Cynthia, thanks for sharing. You rock! =D

Patty Woodland said...

What fun! Such a delightful way to spend time together as a family

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a wonderful way to spend time as a family! This is so much fun. Great post!

A Polymer Penchant said...

That sounds wonderful! I've only ever played with friends in their home and really, it's pretty sad, I have absolutely no ability to keep a beat it seems. Only the mic for me, the rest... I need Anne's setting :) Happy Birthday!

Debi said...

Thanks for your post! Great family fun. It brought back memories of playing Rock Band at my sister's place. Imagine about 10-12 family members, young and old, vying for a spot in the band! We had good times!

Alicia said...

Oh, such beautiful wrap: of music and love and family. Those are the memories your girls will keep forever :)

Annette said...

I used to love when we played rock band when everyone was here at the same time! It's great when a family can play together and make memories!

Kashmira said...

Adopt me please! As a sister ;) Such a fun family you guys are!

Duni said...

Great fun!!
Reminds me of my childhood :)

maryharding said...

What a wonderful way to spend family time. Warms my heart. Thanks so for sharing.

thewovenspoke said...

All wrapped in the family, fantastic!

Christine Altmiller said...

Good Times, Great Family :-D Rockin' music being introduced to the next generation. You are a family after my own heart :-)

Memories for Life said...

What a fun take on this prompt :) Sounds like a fun family night. I'd definitely need that "do not fail" setting!

SummersStudio said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful family tradition.

Alice said...

What a fun and wonderful way to spend with family! Your children will remember these times as long as they live.

Shel said...

How fun is this?! Awesome shots of your girls, too - love those! And what a great way to 'wrap' up an evening!

Shel said...

How fun is this?! Awesome shots of your girls, too - love those! And what a great way to 'wrap' up an evening!

Shel said...

How fun is this?! Awesome shots of your girls, too - love those! And what a great way to 'wrap' up an evening!

Gloria said...

I've never played, but it sounds like a lot of fun! Luv that your daughters know the old music!

Designed by Vera said...

Wow. what a great pastime! And my BD is today...won't tell my age, but I am "mature". Love the pics of your girls...great way to get wrapped up with your family!

Claire said...

of such fun, special times, precious memories are made! what a brilliant take on this week's prompt :)

Bonnie said...

All wrapped up in music. There is nothing finer than sharing it with family too.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Sounds like so much fun! That's definitely a wrap!
Happy belated birthday!

Islandgirl said...

Saw this saying on FB last week
"I hate it when I'm singing a song and the artist gets the words wrong!" Family jamiing sounds like fun!

Karen Williams said...

What fun! Some friends of ours with kids have Rock Band, and we play almost every time I go visit. I'm like Anne - I love the drums but I tend to have to play on 'do not fail' or beginner. :) But it sure is fun and seems like such a great way to connect.

LoriF said...

What fun!...and what a great family memory for later years.

Adrienne said...

That's awesome! We used to do rock band alot as a family and suddenly it just disappeared, maybe we need to get back into it!

Caron Michelle said...

Beautiful story - its great to get a glimpse of the life behind an artist!

BeadedTail said...

That's so great that everyone enjoys playing this as a family! You are a cool mom! :)

Claudia Aguilar said...

What fun family nights!!

Claudia Aguilar said...

What fun family nights!!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O my gosh, your girls are so sweet, and you have such a cool family! Thank you for giving us this peek :)

Marlene Cupo said...

Maybe we will see your "Rock Band" at the Grammy's one day. So much fun!!!! Love it!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

This is so cute! Your daughters are adorable :) I used to play Rock Band with my brothers but they would only let me sing because I was terrible at everything else! Playing Rock Band is a great way to spend time as a family and I'm glad you shared this.

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

What a great way to spend some quality family time. Love the "that's a wrap" comment, too. And you all are wrapped up in love!

Becky Pancake said...

Cynthia that sounds like a great family activity. What a fun way to teach your girls about music.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great family fun! I love it! Your daughters are so pretty! Happy early Birthday ;o) Many blessings ;o)

BamaTrav said...

Happy upcoming Birthday!!! I have never tried the rock band games before. In fact, after my PS2 died, I quit alltogether.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great pics! I love how interactive the games of today are. This is a perfect way for the kids to learn classic music. I love the hair band stuff. Brings me back to my growing up days!

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