Hillary had her Minnesota Youth Symphony (MYS) holiday concert at Rosedale Center today. The acoustics aren’t great (it’s a mall atrium, after all), but here is a decent video of her playing after having moved up to second row in the violas of String Orchestra.
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.
Help send Lily and 31 other kids from Minneapolis and Saint Paul to Space Camp!
Lily and I are on the craft sales committee of the fund raising team. Our creations will be for sale on December 1 at the Seward Art Crawl.
Here are some samples of what we’ve been making!
Bry’s Great-aunt Bunty invited us for a visit on seven mile island, NJ, where she’s enjoyed her unique cottage home for many years.
We saw the original portraits of Bryant’s 3rd great grandparents, heard many family stories, and explored the wetlands institute which Bunty and her late husband passionately supported.
The hand made bird mobile, which he carved and she painted, continues to impress and educate visitors.
Sunset view of the marsh from Bunty’s living room.
Lily was “exhilarated” by the thought of starting grade 4 with her friends from CVA. Even a rainy morning and a late bus couldn’t dampen her spirits!
Lily’s having a growth spurt so her doc did a bone age x-ray last Wednesday (normal)
Then she slammed her hand in the basement door on Saturday and today we had to x-ray the same hand again! Weird, right?! She doesn’t have any obvious fractures but needs to wear the splint just in case.