Saturday, September 27, 2014

CAR Meeting

We had a C.A.R. meeting to learn about our State and National projects.
Rebekah presented information on Mary Pickersgill and our NSCAR project. She also talked about Ferry Farm and our VSCAR project
Emma talked about the Star-Spangled Banner and Francis Scott Key. 
Here is Emma swearing in our new members.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Park holes, playground, and frog

We walked around to check out the progress in the park. Emma found these huge holes and jumped right in! This is where they a building a picnic pavilion. 
Construction keeps moving along. The construction company has agreed with the town to only work Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. That way the weekends are quiet. It's fine when school is in because we are all up before 7:00 am. However, construction on this park started right when school got out for the summer. That was a bit of a challenge for us. I have been lucky to sleep in until 7:30 before I am awoken by the noise. I'm glad that school is back in so I am not woken up by the work.

The playground equipment got delivered and they have been slowly putting it together. The company who made the playground equipment sent their own guys to assemble the playground. They did not know about the agreed upon work hours. They started before 6 am on Sat and Sun.  
 A few days later I woke up to this in my yard. They are tunneling under our driveway to run a power line from the box in our yard over to the picnic pavilion. They pulled out a few of my shrubs.  
 That night we found this toad on our driveway as we were pulling in. Thankfully, we did not run over him. He hopped off into the grass in time. He was about the size of my fist. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Orbital Picnic

Time again for the Orbital Employee picnic. We had fun hanging out with the Williams girls. The girls all loved getting their faces painted. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

She's got moves

Shhh! Don't tell her I posted this!
We arrived early to an church meeting. While we were waiting Emma asked me to video her dancing to Love Story by Taylor Swift.
Towards the end other cars started pulling up and she ducked in the car so others wouldn't see her.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A little place in Boston

Clay had to go to Boston again for work. 
He found this cute little place.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First day of School

Ready to start another school year. 
Rebekah is starting 2nd grade with Mrs. Ellison, who Emma had.
Emma is starting 7th grade. She is taking 2 high school level classes this year: German and Algebra.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt Island

It's the last day of summer vacation for the girls. Tomorrow they start school.

One thing we have been wanting to do is go check out Theodore Roosevelt Island. We pass it all the time while driving into DC. I always find it a fun adventure to explore an island.
The Potomac River in DC is always filled with some sort of paddle boats.
Look how HUGE this statue is! The girls loved his 'stache. The park had these different quotes from Teddy. Clay & I really liked the quote about youth. The rest of the island is a nature preserve. Parts of it are swampy. We had a good time just walking along the trail.