Sunday, December 5, 2010

Concerto Festival, Pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treating 10-30-10

Saturday morning the girls and I headed over to the U for their Federation Concerto Festival.  Kate played a Lynn Freeman Olsen concerto, Celebration, Mvt 1 and Sophie played Haydn in C Major, Mvt. 3.  Can you tell from their smiles how well they played?  Their performances were real pay-off moments for each of them.

I just love Soph's attitude in this next picture.  Sophie, of course, hates it.  She's texting Bridget to report on her Superior and is telling me off for taking yet another picture.

President's Circle is exactly what a college should look like:  old brick buildings with lots of character, an expanse of green lawn and gorgeous big trees.  And spending so much time there (this is where Ben's preschool is, as well as where the music building is) has had one big effect on me: I'm feeling more and more at home there.  Fingers crossed that I'll have a reason to spend way MORE time there starting in the fall...

After our concerto festival, we carved our pumpkins.

And then we went trick-or-treating in the pouring rain on our old street.  We love and miss our neighbors.

And honestly, this is the PERFECT trick-or-treating neighborhood.  (That's my brother's house with our car in the driveway.)  The charming houses, the trees with falling leaves to crunch through, the crowds and crowds of happy kids and friendly parents...I absolutely miss it, but am glad to have excuses to go back.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I've missed you! I'm so sorry about your computer. Let's get together in January--OK?