Month: July 2013

  • Conference Fun

    Last week, I attended the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) — an awesome conference for piano teachers that takes place in Lombard, Illinois (which is about 30-minutes west of Chicago).  Here is a photo of me with my 3 roommates (including my cousin and a friend from grad school) plus a new friend from […]

  • Fun in Dundee

    Last weekend, we spent a couple of days with my family in Dundee at the Splash Universe indoor waterpark.  It was quite the waterpark!  Mom & Susan enjoy the slides. After getting pizza at a little shop in downtown Dundee, Uncle Paul gave the nephews each a dollar for the “play to win” machine. Then […]

  • Music History Camp

    This past week, I held a music history camp for some of my students.  We studied a different period in music history each day, as well as a different composer each day. Five students signed up for this camp — all girls!  They loved talking with each other — and they loved snacktime on the […]

  • Wedding Shower

    I went to a wedding shower for Paul’s cousin last weekend.  It turned out to be a very nice event! This little one was anxious to see the presents get opened! Paul’s cousin received a lot of very nice gifts.       She loved all the bows from the gifts. She was allowed to […]

  • Fridge Artwork

    Our visiters from last week are long gone, but they left behind some beautiful artwork for us to enjoy!

  • Fossil Finding

    There is a park near Toledo where you can find and take home fossils.  We thought this might be something my nephews might enjoy, so we visited there with our visitors last week. This employee proudly showed off his fossil collection to us. Then we started some digging ourselves. We did manage to find a […]

  • Fun Around Town

    Last weekend with our visitors, we took a few walks around town, visiting the coffee shop, Ben Franklin store, library, etc. We sat on a bench to drink our coffees, and this is the madness that ensued.  🙂 Dalton had fun being silly by the brick building: Then Lance thought he should join the fun: […]

  • Fun at the Imagination Station

    On the Fourth of July, we visited the Imagination Station — the science museum for kids where Paul now has a job. Here, Dalton mimics the image on the window from the Grossology exhibit. Playing Operation! Lance LOVED the play area where he could dress up as a firefighter. I think Dalton liked the grocery […]

  • A Day at the Community Pool

    My sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews came down to visit us for a few days last week.  On Wednesday, we visited the newly re-built community pool. Family photo! Brothers. Playing in the Sprayground area: Enjoying the Lazy River. Notice that little Lance is sleeping in my sister’s arms. We had perfect weather for a day […]

  • Rose Blossom

    Paul once gave me a rose bush as a gift, a few years back.  I planted it at my parents’ house near the front porch.  Here is a lovely bloom from that bush.