Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy birthday, Lise!

We had a fun evening a few days ago when granddaughter Lise celebrated her third birthday. Her older sister did a great job of letting Lise have the spotlight on her special day and her younger sister, well, she slept through most of it.

 Chocolate birthday cake and ice cream was a big hit.

 Baby sister woke up in time to take in some of the festivities.

 Lise seemed to enjoy the cards as much as the presents. Older sister was
ready to help with any hard words.

The highlight of the evening was the present of a play kitchen.
A game of "Restaurant" spontaneously broke out.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Music video

I spent way too much time putting together this video from the "Rockin' into the Night" session Tuesday night at the American Society of News Editors conference in Washington, D.C.

It features Sonny Curtis, an original Cricket and prolific songwriter, and Jim Peterik, whose first hit song was "Vehicle" by the Ides of March. Peterik also wrote hits for Survivor ("Eye of the Tiger") and .38 Special ("Hold on Loosely").

The video runs 5 minutes. Hope you enjoy it!