Last week, Starling entered in an "Iron Chef" competition at her school, part of a fundraiser to raise money for the students at sister school Bethlehem University. The secret ingredient was pistachios, and she made Chicken Columbo. She didn't win, but we bought tickets that allowed us to sample all the entries and, wow, were they good!
Later in the week, Bear took part in his school's annual orchestra concert. Considering this is essentially a middle school performance, it was extremely impressive. We will upload a video if we have time.