Isabel’s piano Festival was on Saturday. Thankfully the stomping in the snow softened to gentle footprints and was awarded a “Superior” rating (top honors). It’s easily my favorite piano piece she’s done. Beautiful work Isabel!
a chilly -18°F this morning. Perfect weather for a little cold science…
Happy 13th Grace!
Isabel passed her piano exam last weekend with “high distinction”, scoring 90/99. In addition to sight-reading and scales, she prepared three pieces to play, one of which was “The Prowling Pussy Cat”.
Great job Isabel!
No kids, just me, my photo buddy Sparky, and the wildlife of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
ps. Isabel was at a friend’s house.
A long paddle, and soggy nights made for adventure, but perfect days, stunning scenery and the near absence of bugs made for lots of BWCA fun.
This past winter Isabel participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival for the third time. It’s a non-competitive event where musicians perform 2-3 pieces and are evaluated by a number of judges. Students earning a “superior” rating
Major motion picture fun. Thanks for making it possible Molly, Dennis & Louise!
Lots to celebrate lately. Just spent a week with the whole family on a tiny tropical paradise snorkeling, sunning and SCUBA diving. Despite a bit of anxiety, Grace completed her SCUBA certification while we were there.
Hope you had a fantastic day Grandma Louise!
I was invited into the gym tonight for a quick demo. Was impressed.
Happy New Year!
Couldn’t resist on the soundtrack… it’s copyrighted so you’ll need the password. Hint, what’s a pack animal that beings with “Lla”?
Grace bombing mom’s iPhone in slow motion ~ still works.
It’s a school day, your alarm clock’s playing a catchy pop song… snooze or pillow to ears is my response.
Music resonates with that kid such that humming/singing along is somehow a subconscious, almost required response. All I know is it’s awfully cute.
Isabel’s new piano piece is still a work in progress… but already fun.
The annual highlight reel ~ enjoy.
Isabel’s new piano piece arrives just in time… happy halloween
Happy Birthday Ben!!!
ps. Grace was a bit tongue-tied tonight… It took her three takes to get her lines right; the “I got it!” at the end is in celebration
Grace is now a waterskier. With a clever idea I got from a waterski coach’s web post, She made it on I think the third try. The trick is that she didn’t get up, she started up. Basically I’m holding onto the boat end of the rope, Grace has her ski tips on the rear swim platform, and as Mom slowly increases the boat speed, I simply let out line. Done right, she doesn’t even get wet. Fun stuff.
ps. This can only be safely done behind a inboard (MasterCraft/Ski Nautique type boat), where the propeller is well under the rear of the boat.
Once again, Caroline cleaned out her closet. She happens to be thin like Grace, a bit taller, and according to Grace, “has lots of cool clothes”. What’s even cooler, is that her too small stuff, is just right for Miss Grace.