Since our trip to San Francisco last year Emma has been in love with trollies. When searching for a place for her birthday party this year it was natural to choose The Old Spaghetti Factory in Newport Beach. The trolley dining car in the middle of the restaurant was a dream come true.
Emma took to the stage again last week for her second piano recital. The spring recital was nature-themed and Emma’s piece was called “Shooting Stars” by Elizabeth Greenleaf. She was, once again, delighted to be performing for the crowd.
We thought it might happen at Christmas and give us cause to sing that old song, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” but it came and went with Emma’s two front teeth merely wobbling. As of this morning, though, both of the shiny white front teeth are gone! Continue reading
Emma has been taking piano lessons for several months now, all building up to The Big Recital. We practiced “Good King Wenceslas” at home dozens of times over the past six weeks. Continue reading
Emma’s first grade class performed “The Gingerbread Man” as their holiday play. She was one of the trees, who’s sole line was, “Too bad!”
The weekend before Halloween I agreed to help Emma and Henry carve their pumpkins. Whatever face they drew on the pumpkin I would do my best to carve. Emma, as you might guess, drew a pug. I created a cute little smiley pumpkin face for Cora. Henry? Well, he scribbled all over the front of his pumpkin but I dutifully tried to carve it.
Emma has been taking piano lessons for two months now and I wanted to snap a quick video to remember the progress. I’ve been a little surprised at how quickly all the new concepts keep coming but Emma seems to soak it in and remember everything. Continue reading
“Daddy, I promised Mrs. Renz, my first grade teacher, that I would do whatever I can to stop global warming. I really love penguins and polar bears so I must stop global warming!” Continue reading
Just after Labor Day Emma embarked on her latest adventure: first grade. She was very excited about it, having talked all summer long about all of the wonderful things she was destined to learn. Continue reading