Monday, December 8, 2008

Lights & library

These are some fun pics that I just downloaded from my phone.

On Wednesdays Yuta and the kids typically go visit Yuta's parents, and if Yuta has to work on Wednesday evenings I'll usually pick the kids up.  On our way home last Wednesday we were looking at the lights in the Stronsgivlle common, and saw their cool tunnel.  I asked the kids if they wanted to go walk through it and they said "yes!".  So we parked and got out with the agreement that we would stay as long as we were all comfortable, and as soon as anyone one of us got too cold then we'd get back in the van.

It was in the 30s, and we all had coats, but not our warmest ones, so we kept moved quickly to stay warm.  We ran through the tunnel of lights a couple of times, and walked around and looked at other lights.  We were the only ones there, which was pretty cool.  We probably would have stayed longer if it hadn't been so windy.  The jacket Taisim was wearing doesn't have pockets, and we didn't have her mittens with us, so her hands were getting chilly.

The commons area is right by the library, so we decided to go there too, and were pleasantly surprised by a quintet performing holiday music - a harp, a bass, a flute and two dolcimers (both of which were handmade by one of the performers).  After the performance they invited folks to come up and look at and experiment with their instruments.  It was a nice surprise.  The kids were hesitant to look at the instruments at first (mainly because of the crowd of people looking at them), but once the bulk of the audience drifted away we checked out the harp and a xylophone. 

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