A few weeks ago we had some friends over for a music night. We invite friends who play various musical instruments and play anything from rock to bluegrass to pretty much anything. This time we invited one of my colleagues - he plays the banjo and his wife plays the violin. Daniella (who has been playing the piano for the past 3 years) became so fascinated with the violin that she immediately asked for lessons. This is us renting Daniella's first violin.
A few weeks ago Sophia started taking piano lessons and she has been incredibly excited. For a five-year-old, she is really tenacious - she sits down at the piano without any reminders and practices on her own every day.
Well, we refer to the whale watching excursion as "THE EXPERIENCE". We kind of saw a few blue humpback whales (mostly their flukes), but the sea was incredibly rough and we all were seasick and really cold.
Christmas lights at the Phipps
Lighting Hanukkah candles
‘Tis the season
A very witchy Halloween at the Moraine State Park
Extreme biking at Moraine State Park