This coming summer Kimmy will follow in the steps of her big sister by taking a language program in France. The organization that we are using for the second time for this purpose, SPI, invited me to contribute a guest entry for their blog on the topic of why we are sending our child to study abroad. That entry can now be found at this location.
Update: If you went to read the post right after I announced it, you may have seen a picture of unfamiliar girls on Siena’s famous Piazza del Campo. That picture was added by SPI into my post. After I pointed out to them that it would be better to actually have a picture of my own child, they replaced it with a photo that I myself provided.
Our eldest is off to Brussels for a semester of study abroad. Although she has traveled to foreign countries on her own in the past, this will be the longest and likely the bumpiest of journeys. We are all excited for her and obviously just a smidgen worried.
She promises to keep a journal of her adventures, resurrecting her long-dormant blog. The first post just went up there. Anyone who is interested, feel free to go there (or use the link on the menu) and give her your love and best wishes. And help us keep her from feeling lonely by coming back to the blog, checking it out and commenting. She’ll appreciate it. I will as well.
It has been a while since I featured this young lady here.
From a recent playground outing.
Chicago, Navy Pier, April 2014.
Demands of varied kinds did not leave me much room to flex my artistic muscles in advance of the Bat-Mitsva celebration that Kimmy enjoyed this past weekend. I only had time to quickly string together a slideshow of 150 or so pictures that charted her growth from a little baby to the Amazing Tween that she is.
Don’t expect special effects, captions or narrations. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it nonetheless!
Last Friday was the senior prom night for our eldest. Here are a few pictures taken during the photo session prior to the dance. No commentary is truly necessary.
I’ve heard it many times in the past that performing at the Carnegie Hall in New York always features among the major highlights of a musician’s career. Well, one of my children have gotten it out of the way at a pretty early stage. Becky and her high school choir participated in a program at the Carnegie Hall earlier in the week. With her name in the playbill, she officially arrived…
Here is a less-than-perfect mobile phone photograph of what the auditorium looked like before the show.
I suspect that there will eventually be videos of the performance available through the usual sources. If/when that happens, I will be sure to link it.
The new hairstyle is more appropriate for the temperatures outside.
These two pictures could be mistaken for being of the same child, but I assure you they are not. Can you guess who is on the left and who is on the right?
A couple of recent pictures of the little’un, in lieu of any other entertaining content herein.
First, a cutie in pink.
Second, a hedgehog attack. (Have I mentioned before that Emily is known in the household as “the hedgehog”, on account of her customary hairstyle?)