Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014 Macy's Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was better than ever this year. It moved along fast and was over before you knew it. There were lots of new balloons and floats. We got seats in the bleachers just a block from home which was fabulous. Here’s a 1 minute video with some highlights. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
(if you're on a mobile device and the video does not appear, click on the photo)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Practice Recital"

Riley played a short but intense piano recital last night. It was at his teacher's home and was only a "practice recital" so there are a few bloopers and minor edits in the video. He played a Bach Fugue, a Chopin Nocturne, an intense Capriccio by Brahms and concludes with the Rachmaninoff C# minor Prelude.  He's not due to perform the pieces until early February. 
Also, this past Tuesday, Veterans Day, was a lovely day though a bit overcast and we hiked up Bear Mountain (about an hour north of the city) so there are lots of new pictures on the website (click on any of the photos).

Sunday, November 2, 2014


This Halloween the boys were ages 12 and 10 and at first they said that they weren’t going to go trick-or-treating in our building as they have for the last 10 years! They were too old for that sort of thing. Then on Halloween morning they both had second thoughts. Riley decided to go as a “Cereal Killer” and Max as "James Bond". That evening they collected over 15 pounds of candy! ABT is performing at Lincoln Center right now so I took 5 pounds down for the dancers and musicians. I should take another 5 pounds down today.