Friday, March 9, 2018

Welcome 2018!

We kicked off 2018 with animal interactions (we will have plenty more this year).

February Field Trip Fun Day to the American Museum of Natural History included the live butterfly exhibit (see photos below, they landed on Lina's flower headband and butterfly print dress), 3D Earthflight movie (a flight across the world on the wings of birds) and the interactive "Our Senses" exhibit (with a terrific live presentation).




Yes, Lina did get some scooter days in, thankfully, this winter...whenever it wasn't snowing or super frigid outside...we lucked out in NYC...and had some February days that were 60 deg F -70 deg F to enjoy...she was thrilled to see mama with pigtails those days...she told me I looked 19 years old, ha (though, she prefers I stay natural...so my hair is obviously going gray...as would be the case with most middle-aged adults, if they simply embrace their natural beauty).


One of our winter hiking days included a break to get on a rope-climbing structure...



and resting by a lake to greet beautiful swans, geese and ducks...









Also, Lina is still having a blast with her piano lessons (4th semester at a music school; 3rd semester with the same perfect piano teacher)...




AND Lina is now a science student at an after-school class with a terrific teacher, I'll post the info in a few weeks...it's worth the commute into Manhattan...because Lina is a social butterfly and she is already making friends with the half dozen tweens in this class (ages 8-10)...they seem to enjoy math and science as much as Lina does...and they are all mature, friendly, kind and intelligent kids.