Friday, December 31, 2010

Highlights from Denver

We've recently returned from Denver and I wanted to share some of the highlights of our trip out West.

Here I am in the airport, waiting for our plane. Mommy and Daddy brought a quilt for Alice and Gabi to roll around on, so I took advantage of it while we waited for people to board the airplane.

Grandpa Tom and Grandma Stephanie were in Denver for a few days. We went out to Mt. Fuji with them for dinner.

Grandma Gail and Grandpa Joe had a blanket on their floor for Gabi and Alice. I liked to roll up in it like a burrito.

We went to Grandma Marge's house to decorate cookies. It was lots of fun and I got to eat lots of cookies.

Here I am with Mommy, Gabi, Grandma Marge, Aunt Diann, and Alice.

Grandma Gail bought a gingerbread house kit for us to make. It was lots of fun.

I think that the present I got that I like the most is the train set. I can't wait to set it up in Oberlin.

Uncle Kevin likes to pick me up and swing me upside down.

Just a nice picture. Don't you think?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chopsticks

We are in Denver for the holidays. Last night Mommy and Daddy and I went out for dinner with Grandma Stephanie, Grandpa Tom, Aunt Diann, and Uncle Kevin. It was a hibachi restaurant called Mt. Fuji. The fire that the chef made really scared me but I liked the steak and rice that I had for dinner.

And I got to use chopsticks for the first time.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Recital Time!

So, I played my first recital on Friday night. We have been playing "recital" at home for a week--one of my favorite cello games. We line up stuffed animal families and all the students take turns playing their recital pieces, including me. First the pianist goes, then the violins, then the clarinets, and finally the cellos.

Alas, when we got to the real recital, they decided to do the program backwards! Cellos first! Mommy thinks the piano teacher wasn't there yet...

So, I went second. When it was my turn, Ms. Joanne got me set up and I looked at mommy and said: "Mommy, I just got shy. Can you sit with me for a few minutes?" Mommy said "no." But, she did offer to sit next to me on the floor (with Alice!) while I plucked my twinkle twinkle. We brought suss Bob (or is it suss Charlie?) to be in the audience, and looking at him really helped me keep going. I also decided that my cello was going to make shy sounds too. Hope you can hear me!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Chanukah

This was the first year that I really "get" Chanukah. Mommy and Daddy had lots of menorahs for me to pick from and they let me light the candles myself.

The big present from Mommy and Daddy was a build-it-yourself marble run. I really like it.

So does Gabi.


And here is the toy in action. It's lots of fun.

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