Sunday, June 11, 2017

Piano Recital

Abigail performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Fiddler on the Roof" at the piano recital today.  She keeps time with her little body as she plays.

Joseph was slated to play as well, but his baseball team kept advancing in the playoffs so he had game we were not expecting. Luckly, he did all the preparation for the recital (practicing, memorizing his piece, etc.) so he got the benefits even though he didn't perform.

Anna was very sick so I actually stayed home with her--missing both the recital and most of the game.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Abigail Rides A Bike!

This week Abigail turned the corner on two-wheel bike riding. She's got it down and LOVES to bike. This morning she woke up at 6:30 and was ready to ride around the neighborhood. It is so fun to see her accomplish this; she has been afraid and it didn't come easily to her, which most things actually do. It is wonderful to see her develop confidence and independence.  

Joseph's First Track Meet

Joseph's running club at school participated in a community track meet. He ran several events, including the mile in which he got a personal best: 6 minutes, 30 seconds. I think

Abigail & Anna

Sunday, June 04, 2017

2017 Baseball

I am so proud of Joseph! He has worked really hard this year! I love watching him play. 
It is fun to see how much he has improved--stealing bases with these leads that often require diving back for the base, hitting hard, making great plays in the field. And, most important to me, being a good teammate. 

His games have been mostly late this season so the girls have only been able to attend a few. Marc typically puts them to bed while I watch my boy play!  But on the occasions they have come, they enjoy the nearby playground with the climbing apparatus, or playing on iphones--this definitely is a new generation!!


Friday, June 02, 2017

Family 5k

Marc's work hosts 5k running events each month early on a Friday morning. Our family enjoys going together.  Joseph is getting quite fast!  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Family Day at the Outdoor Lab

Arlington County School District has a property called the "Outdoor Lab," that they use for field trips, nature and science education activities. They had an open house day for families--we got to take a pontoon boat ride, go fishing, hold snakes, roast s'mores, and just have an all around great day! To make it more special, Grandma Charlotte was visiting from Missouri so she spent the day with us!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Girl Scouts

 Abigail joined Girl Scouts as a Daisy this year.  She enjoyed being with friends, especially friends from our neighborhood, Bella and Ebha. Luckily, there were many family nights as well so Anna was able to join in with the big girls. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bike to School Day 2017

 These cute kids did bike to school day with Dad. Abigail was on the trail-a-bike with Abigail, and Joseph pulled Anna in the trailer!