We’ve had a busy Saturday. First we were off to the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool’s organizational meeting for their new Cabbagetown campus where Sam will be headed this Fall. I’ll be on the communications/tech committee where I can
cause the most trouble apply my skills. Later, while Amy was at rehearsals for the Atlanta Opera‘s upcoming Tosca performances, Sam and I took a nice walk and were hanging on the porch. Amy came home, and Sam helped out with some pruning of the ivy, as you can see above. Click here for the full gallery.
While the day began cool and overcast, it warmed up to be a wonderful day last Saturday to head out, meet some friends and their kids (and shhh – dogs) at the festival. The parade was, as always, the highlight. And Sam had a great time on the kiddie slide. Check out the photo gallery here.
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Lisa is such a sneaky devil. She organized a fabulous 40th brithday surprise party last weekend for my childhood friend Jan. The weekend before, a small group of us had gathered for an outing at her fave Atlanta restaurant – Savage Pizza (margherita on whole wheat, ‘natch) – as an excellent decoy to the *real* big event. While Jan may have been slightly suspicious with all the cleaning going on in the house, she was blown away by the assembled crowd of 40+ friends and family when she walked in. Enjoy the gallery here. But no, I have not posted the photo of Jan and I at our senior prom. Putting that on the web just doesn’t seem like a good idea….
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After Thanksgiving, I had work meetings Monday through Wednesday in New York, so Amy and Sam joined me in the city. Here’s a gallery of pics from that visit. Early plans to avoid Logan Airport on the Sunday after the holiday led us to book on the Amtrak Acela until a last-minute check on Saturday night revealed that the train provided no baggage check and limits riders to two bags per person. Not so helpful when traveling with baby Sammy. Booking the Delta Shuttle was quick, painless and no more expensive, and the afternoon at the airports was amazingly easy. The NY visit featured a walk through Times Square and past the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows, a date night for Amy and I at Carnegie Hall and Greek restaurant Molyvos, and a family dinner with the Golus/Trotz/Celedonia clans. The concert was wonderful – featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by James Levine (who I spotted on our Delta Shuttle flight btw) playing one of Amy’s faves, Mahler’s 4th. The concert also featured Peter Lieberson’s ‘Neruda Songs,’ a haunting set of movements set to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s love sonnets. And the vocalist was Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the composer’s wife, ‘natch. The New York Tims reviewed the concert’s premiere the previous week in Boston. We sat with Amy’s teacher Julie Landsman, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera (also conducted by Levine). She’s a peach of a person, and it was great to finally meet her.
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