Medals all around for the Laura Jeffrey Squad!
The Minnesota Youth Symphony winter concert was a couple of weeks back at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Here’s a few photos of Hilary rocking the viola!
Super-Interesting post on Kottke.
I don’t really have a lot to add – just read the Kottke summary here:
It’s interesting to me that the gap is consistent among blacks as well. I would have figured that white people didn’t think that they had it so much better, but that black people basically thought the same thing is really curious.
Also available, Hogwarts House Scarves (and Ilvermorny American Wizarding School Colors) for 18 inch dolls and Mini Magic Wands hand-made by Zoe’s dad.
Lily applied for and was accepted into Reach for the Stars Space Camp! She and her friend, Zoe, are part of a group of 32 kids from Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can read more about the programs here. Select “Program” at the top for an overview and select “Content” and expand the Science Saturday and Space Camp tiles to see more – Lily is doing both!
We’re helping to raise funds so that all 32 kids can complete this 6 month program that culminates in a six-day trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp (grades 4-6) students train for and perform simulated space missions! Please check out the Reach For the Stars Give To The Max page here. Give to the Max Day is 11/15/2018!
Here’s a pic of Lily and the rest of her crew!
And (since we’re proud of it) you can see the acceptance letter here.
As you may know, Hilary is playing in the Minnesota Youth Symphony, which is kind of a big deal. As you can imagine, it’s not cheap to run a thing like that, and there is fundraising. For those who would normally give Hilary a Christmas present, please consider donating instead. You can donate on Qgiv at this link.
Here is Hilary, ready for today’s concert:
And here she is on stage:
Here are more examples…
We have a variety of Plant Pals, magnets and mandala stones.