The crazy piano season has started. First off was the Halloween recital (which had to be crammed between Nutcracker rehearsals) last Saturday. Tomorrow is the Hymn Festival, and then two Saturdays after that is Sonatina Festival. This is Ian's first year in festivals and it's nerve-wracking. When they are so young you never quite know what's going to go on behind the closed doors of the judging room. Hero's becoming quite proficient - I certainly can't keep up with her. Allegra has shown steady progress as well (but I still can supervise her practice because I can play what she's playing LOL).