Salt Lake City, UT
Hampton/Grand Island, NE*
New York City, NY
Ft Lauderdale, FL*
White Plains, NY
Park City, UT
Las Vegas, NV*
* = multiple visits
Tuesday, December 30
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, December 14
Saturday, November 22
We stopped by the American History museum today for the grand re-opening. The R2DC Builders Club was there with enough fully functioning R-series droids to stock the hold of a Jawa Sandcrawler. Josie kept trying to coax the red one over to play with the blue one, who she thought seemed lonely.
You've got a lot of carbon scoring here.
Thursday, November 20
Saturday, November 8
MJ hacks away at the thorns surrounding Sleeping Beauty's castle. She watched that movie the other day, and for now most things are somehow related to Sleeping Beauty. She'll build "spinning wheels" with her legos and alternately act out the parts of Princess Aurora and Maleficent, which sometimes scares me.
Tuesday, November 4
Saturday, November 1
We spent a few hours one Saturday enjoying the National Building Museum Festival.
MJ requested a permit for a museum, built one, and then put it down in the new city. That's it with the doors and the row of blue windows.
Then we went outside to watch the bobcat ballet. Yes, really. A troupe danced to Swan Lake, accompanied by little bulldozers.
Then MJ took it for a (pretend) spin.
MJ in motion.
Friday, October 10
Thursday, September 25
Thursday, September 4
Thursday, August 21
MJ opened up some presents first thing in the morning. She's a big fan of WALL-E.
Late in the afternoon, we had cake with best buddy Fitz. MJ requested a castle cake. It looks more like a church, but she was happy with it.
This is almost embarrassing haul -- and it doesn't even include the cards & presents that came the rest of the week.
MJ's friend (& regular babysitter) Sadie came over Tuesday with her favorite childhood birthday game -- hands behind back, everyone has to eat the gummy worms buried in whipped cream. First one to finish wins!
No surprises here -- MJ won. That's three eating contests she's won in the last year: eating donuts off a string during Cinco de Mayo day, jello eating at summer camp, and now this. What can this mean?
Thursday, August 14
MJ's birthday isn't until the 18th, but we couldn't resist giving her the main present early. She's long outgrown her Kettler, so it was time for a big kid bike.
The first day she took two spills on the bike trail -- thank goodness for the helmet! She remains our plucky girl though and hasn't been even a little bit afraid of getting right back on.
We celebrated MJ's birthday a little early so she could have cupcakes with her friends at Polite Piggy camp. Somewhere we have a movie of all the kids in a circle singing to her.
I'm pretty sure I never expected to type this phrase: "Safeway rocks!"
MJ went to the Reston Zoo with the Polite Piggy Day Camp. She loved feeding the animals.
We also visited the White House with the Brent Camp one day last month. Alan and I went along, since we've never been inside. It was a pretty short tour through the east side, but it was still very cool. MJ wanted to know if we'd see Barack Obama on the tour. :-)
Here we are outside, where it clearly states "No Cameras." Given the crappy quality of my camera phone, I didn't think ours qualified.