While we’ve covered our pirate themed adventures before, we have yet to capture time as pirates closer to home. It was our second trip on the Potomac, and even better as O was able to experience all the fun. Here are some of the highlights!
With the MLB All Star Game in town, we had to soak up some of the action. Since many of the free activities were outside in 90+-degree heat, we sucked it up and bought tickets to FanFest for some air-conditioned fun. And, it did not disappoint! There were balloon animals, face painting, skills practices and…
Our first Major League Baseball game of the season was at Nationals Park, where thanks to a game that honored little leaguers around the area, we got to walk around the field before the first pitch. It was a bit sweltering, and the Nats did not end up winning, but it was an amazing experience…
For the 5th year in a row, we’ve had the opportunity to participate in the Fiesta 5K to support the Johns Hopkins Packard Center for ALS research. Colin was in a competitive mood and determined to finish first for Team Big Walt and Mike (he succeeded with a time of 48 minutes and 31 seconds)….
Colin’s first weekend of t-ball felt a whole lot like winter, but the cold did not dampen his enthusiasm! He, along with his team of Mariners, had a strong showing on the field and off (they know how to have a good time on the playground too!).
So we were basically snow-less all winter, and it took the first 2 days of spring to see the white stuff out in full force. Some of us were enjoying the weather, others not so much.
Both Colin and Owen are old pros at the barber shop, but this winter brought a new milestone – both boys sitting alone for their stylin new hairdos. Yay!
The end of January was a little “crazy” with spirit week at school. But for the parents who endured (and also overcame nasty colds), there was a light at the end of the tunnel – 24 hours away to catch up on sleep and enjoy some peace and quiet.
About once a year the family captures a small sliver of life with professional photos. Once again, the wonderful Melissa Pinto photographed the family – this time on the streets of Old Town Alexandria.