Our chickens laid their first eggs this week. We hadn’t been checking regularly since we assumed it would be another month or so but the commotion Bence was making led us to investigate. We were greeted with four eggs, one of which was still warm.
A Girl and Her Hen
Uh, whoops! So I took some really cute pictures around Thanksgiving in 2011 and never managed to get them online. How about I address that?
First up: a trip to the San Francisco Zoo with Henry’s first grade class. It was a blast seeing him and his buds from school interact with one another. I rarely get to see them at their “day job” so watching how they talked and played was a real treat. The bug house, in particular, was a delight with them alternating, “Ewww!! Gross!” with, “Whoa, that’s so cool!” depending upon the bug.
Blue Ribbon Northcutts
Emma and Henry took a big step toward truly becoming Marinites (someone from Marin County, not the mineral) by competing in the 2012 Marin County Fair piano competition. Under the tutelage of their piano teacher, Kenn Gartner, they’ve become quite the piano players. They’d practiced the same pieces over and over for the last several weeks all in anticipation of the big day.
Rondo by Clementi
Emma’s award-winning performance of Rondo from Sonatina: Opus 36, #5 by Clementi. This clip showcases classic Emma behaviors, from the way she talks about the left-behind music, to her frustration that the music stand won’t go down and the way she starts even before she’s fully seated. Classic, I tell you.
Mozart by a Nose
Henry’s award winning performance of Mozart by a Nose at the 2012 Marin County Fair.
A Decade of Emma
I started this website a little over 10 years ago, just before Emma was born. It’s hard to believe that that tiny, dark-haired bundle of joy has grown into the smart, beautiful and funny girl you see up above.
This year we were lucky enough to have both of our major holidays (Passover and Easter) occur on the same weekend. We ate like kings and spent a lot of time enjoying traditions thousands of years old.