Archive for January, 2020

Molly Symphony Orchestra Concert January 2020

Posted in Molly, Music, School on January 24th, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment

In addition to her Chamber Orchestra, her GT Sinfonia, and her octet, Molly joined the Symphony Orchestra at school again this year. This group includes 6th-8th graders, and combines strings with winds, brass, and percussion. They meet at 6:50am before school every Tuesday and Thursday, so these are some dedicated kids. They had their first concert in January.

Leah concert times 3

Posted in Leah, Music, School on January 22nd, 2020 by c-had – 1 Comment
Chorus concert

Leah had a very busy concert evening in January. The evening began with Leah singing with the school Chorus.

After singing with the chorus, Leah transitioned to the stage to play her cello in the Advanced Orchestra made up of fourth and fifth graders.

Advanced Orchestra

Leah still wasn’t done, though. Next, she played her cello in the Symphony Orchestra as well.

Symphony Orchestra

Nice job, Leah!

Molly Chamber Orchestra January 2020

Posted in Molly, Music, School on January 10th, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment
Chamber Orchestra

Molly had her winter Chamber Orchestra concert in January. This is her main, during-school group that meets every day. They were great!

Batsons in Baltimore

Posted in Celebrations, Family visits on January 4th, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment

After spending a few days with the Batsons in North Carolina, we returned to Maryland for even more Batson time. We drove back Monday, then G’Mom and Grampa flew from North Carolina to Baltimore on Tuesday. First we exchanged more gifts.


Jen made G’Mom a shell ornament with shells the kids collected at the beach.

Shell ornament

But it wasn’t just a day for Christmas celebrating, as it was New Year’s Eve, which is also Grampa’s birthday. Jen made a chocolate cream pie.

Birthday pie

And there were birthday presents, too.

Birthday puzzle

G’Mom and Grampa stayed with us for a few days. Jen and I took advantage of having them in town to go see Come From Away at the Kennedy Center in D.C. It was great!

Come From Away

G’Mom and Grampa even went with us to drop the girls at camp for their 3-day Winter Camper Reunion (which the girls had a lot of fun at).