Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spring 2018 Recital

Lina was beaming with joy at the spring recital. She received the compliment that she stole the show :-) She performed two solo classical music piano pieces: "Musette" in D Major (by Bach) and "Allegro" in B-flat Major (by Mozart). She had a blast.

This was the final live performance of the academic year at the conservatory of music. Since it was in the evening, I needed a hot cup of chai latte from a bakery for the necessary boost of energy. We celebrated after the recital by eating a delicious dinner at a Tex-Mex restaurant. Lina ate tortilla chips with homemade salsa dip, 3 soft tacos she created (filled with steak, chicken, beans, cheese, guacamole) & a yummy flan dessert.

We both adore Lina's perfect piano teacher and this is the 3rd semester with her. Lina is 10 years old now and this will be 4 semesters total of musical instrument lessons. We can't believe 4th grade will be over in less than 6 weeks. I am happily checking off all our to-dos before summer break. She had all her medical appointments. Lina had zero cavities at the pediatric dentist. She was given a clean bill of health by the pediatrician at the annual wellness physical exam (including 20/20 vision for both eyes, perfect hearing test, she is totally fit etc.) As an aside, it has now been 1 COMPLETE YEAR that Lina & I have NOT gotten sick (we did not catch a cold for a whole year, nor the flu for a whole decade) which is NOT easy in NYC! (8 million people here and we ride the subways & buses a few times every week). We did not even experience spring allergies this year, so we really lucked out. In addition to writing end-of-year academic reports, I will be focusing on finishing the curriculum with Lina (for math, we covered multiplication and division algorithms for decimals recently & she LOVED it!) and I will research places for us to have fun & stay cool since the dreaded summer heat & humidity is upon us soon.