There is a lot of cake this month
Helen's mother's birthday is Valentine's
day. David had just flown in from Hong Kong (that afternoon)
so after a nice meal at Grand Honour, we came home for Chestnut
A new activity for Nara, we go skating on
Saturday afternoons. We started her on figure skates but
that was probably a mistake - she tripped on the toe picks a
lot. Once she got hockey skates she did better. I'm
really impressed with how patient the teachers are with her - it
takes about half an hour for her to cross the width of the arena
but they stay with her as much as they can.
Post Christmas, we haven't had much chance
to see our friends much. Helen organized a dinner party and
got us (and the kids) together. Our kids were a little
shocked when other people came over to play with their toys, but
they did okay.
Eric and Gabi brought cupcakes which were a hit.
Nara is in Ballet class this spring.
The class has two "open" session where parents can bring there
cameras and take photos of the kids in the class. Helen
pointed out there are two types of parents in the audience - the
keeners with their SLR's clicking like mad and the phoners with
their phones leaning back and recording. Thankfully one of
the keeners figured out that the lights weren't on and turned on
the overhead lights so we could get good photos.
I think this is Nara's fourth or fifth
class so she is still learning a lot of the basics. The
class has a lot of music and the activity changes frequently -
follow the teacher doing an activity followed by a game (freeze in
pose when the music stops) followed by running with ribbons.
Many of the girls were in a previous fall semester and they have
developed some skills.
The Nara Art Gallery
Nara asked for a roll of tape - masking tape. This tape isn't
terribly sticky and seems to work well for little hands. After she
had a roll of tape she started putting her art up on the
walls. He room is now a mini art gallery. I went in and
recorded her explanation for some of the images she has hung.
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