Archive for September, 2014

30 September 2014 Flying

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

29 September 2014 Three Days

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Three days till Sam turns nine. She enjoys shocking us with how big a number it is.

28 September 2014 No Peeking!

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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!

27 September 2014 DC United v. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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 […]

26 September 2014 Foot Update

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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.

25 September 2014 Found Poem

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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.

24 September 2014 Rest in Peace, Uncle Ed

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

23 September 2014 An Unexpected Trip to PA

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

And a reunion of the Sushi friends. Tomorrow, a funeral for my uncle šŸ™

22 September 2014 Downtown Mall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

On the downtown mall early Monday morning, camera crews are setting up to provide coverage of the Hannah Graham disappearance.

21 September 2014 Post PiƱata Trade

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Sam’s favorite part of a birthday piƱata is the trading circle afterward.

20 September 2014 Striker Sam

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The Red Raptors ended up losing 3-4 to the Kelly Green Goodies, but Sam scored one of her team’s goals.

19 September 2014 PT

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The best part of physical therapy? Ice.

18 September 2014 18th-century Saw Mill

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Sam got to help saw a log in a replica of an 18-century saw mill at the Great Hopes Plantation.

17 September 2014 RevQuest

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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.

16 September 2014 Fife and Drum

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

After the parade, General Washington inspected the troops in front of the courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg. And they fired a cannon!

15 September 2014 Great Wolf Lodge

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Day one of our Williamsburg trip began at the Great Wolf Lodge/Waterpark.

14 September 2014 Perhaps the Most Important Thing We’re Packing

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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!

13 September 2014 Red Raptors

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

12 September 2014 Tomato Hornworm with Parasites

Friday, September 12th, 2014

11 September 2014 The Unnamed Red Team Practice

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The girls need to choose a name. Sam has proposed the Red Roosters.