Archive for September, 2014
Three days till Sam turns nine. She enjoys shocking us with how big a number it is.
I so much wanted to post a photo of Sam’s birthday gift but I don’t dare, because she often looks on over my shoulder as a post my photo of the day. So, if you’re reading this, Sam — NO PEEKING!
We went to two soccer games today: The Red Raptors in Cville (Sam’s team) played yellow. Raptors lost 3-5. Sam scored the first goal for her team. Then we drove up to Washington to see DC United play the Philadelphia Union on their homeschool day. It was an exciting game, but Union lost to DC […]
I started wearing my custom orthotics in my Keen walking shoes. I will slowly transition from the boot to the orthotics over the coming week. So far they feel pretty good, though weird. The black tape coming up my leg is holding my post tibial tendon in place.
Sam declared the church part of the funeral “boring,” but the whole experience seems to have had an impact on her, judging by this poem I found before we left PA today.
And a reunion of the Sushi friends. Tomorrow, a funeral for my uncle 🙁
On the downtown mall early Monday morning, camera crews are setting up to provide coverage of the Hannah Graham disappearance.
Sam’s favorite part of a birthday piñata is the trading circle afterward.
The Red Raptors ended up losing 3-4 to the Kelly Green Goodies, but Sam scored one of her team’s goals.
The best part of physical therapy? Ice.
Sam got to help saw a log in a replica of an 18-century saw mill at the Great Hopes Plantation.
Sam, Susie and Timmy completed RevQuest– a spy game which had us hunting for clues and deciphering encoded messages in our mission to secure the support of the French in the war for independence. Here, the kids met a contact outside of the Magazine.
After the parade, General Washington inspected the troops in front of the courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg. And they fired a cannon!
Day one of our Williamsburg trip began at the Great Wolf Lodge/Waterpark.
Tomorrow Sam and I are going on a 3-day field trip to Colonial Williamsburg with a couple of homeschooling families. AC so kindly made us banana chocolate chip muffins for the trip! Updates to Monsterfool when we return!
The girls need to choose a name. Sam has proposed the Red Roosters.