Category Archives: Kids

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Liam posted this (fuzzy) picture on Facebook yesterday: with the caption “So this is what happens when you practice”. I know I’ve been blogging a lot about Liam lately; I promise I won’t post about each of the 8 concerts the NYO-USA plays on this concert tour that started Sunday, but I had to share… Continue Reading

One Moment | My Baby is 12!

One Moment | My Baby is 12!

My baby Logan turned 12 on Friday! It seems like not that long ago he was trying out his very first cake with GUSTO: Now he’s 12!! We had a great celebration; just 2 of his best buds came over after school and stayed the night! Of course, there was some video game playing: Some… Continue Reading

One Moment | My Boy is GROWING!

One Moment | My Boy is GROWING!

My oldest son Liam is 15 and 3/4’s, and we had a a couple of big milestones this week. First, he spent the weekend at a retreat for his youth orchestra, this select group he’s been in for 3 years now. What was great was that this year, he has a couple of good friends… Continue Reading

One Moment | All Southern Jazz

One Moment | All Southern Jazz

Well, we now know the drive to the Anaheim Convention Center! Liam had a rehearsal there all day Friday, (one trip for Dad in the morning, one trip for me in the afternoon) then a concert on Saturday (for the SCSBOA convention folk) and another on Sunday. We went to the final concert and enjoyed… Continue Reading

One Moment | Concert Season has Begun!

One Moment | Concert Season has Begun!

These next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind of concerts for my 15 year-old trombone playing son! He’s a member of CYMO, an orchestra made up of students from a large portion of southern California. They rehearse every Sunday, and give 3-4 concerts each year. Wisely, the first one is in January, rather… Continue Reading

Wahooo! Back to School!

Wahooo! Back to School!

The boys went back to school on Wednesday! A bit of nerves for both my sophomore and my 6th grader, but they both look happy here! It was great that Mema and Grandpa Dave were still here: The biggest challenge for us as a family for the next 3 years: Liam has to be at… Continue Reading