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.
Another visit to Norfolk and another set of photos. My grandmother is 95 years old and is one of the most amazing people. She still takes care of her house, cooks, cleans, keeps up with the news and insists on doing her own shopping (for the most part). Every time I visit, I'm always afraid that it is the last time I will see her. I always try to take as many photos as I can and I try to create as many opportunities as possible for my daughters to spend time with their great grandmother.
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.
A few photos from my brief trip to Philadelphia for iConference 2016. Clearly, I spent too much time at the Reading Terminal Market:)
Winter in Norfolk, VA.
Christmas lights at the Phipps
Lighting Hanukkah candles