I arrived in town in time for a community Christmas concert featuring three of my favorite artists.
The concert was a lot of fun - a glorious combination of handbells and sing-alongs and performance pieces, plus a charming Chrstmas-themed story about a young star who is granted her wish to visit earth just once before she takes her place in the heavens - she brings joy and a change of heart to a lonely and curmudgeonly old woman.
Clara, as usual, stole the show with a bit part in which she showed self-possession well beyond her size and years. She also performed an extravagant solo bow after one of the numbers.
Afterward, we got together for a celebratory mac-and-cheese dinner with the two families. We played with the cats, and the girls showed off their prowess on the rings -- both of them are very strong, and Clara has picked up Lee's distinctive style of locomotion.
|The fashion designer poses with a star model|
|A new camera is put to use; it will not be long before she is posting cat videos!|
|Charmed, I'm sure!|
|Keep your eye on the tiger!|
|A delightful lunch|