Saturday, November 22

These aren't the droids you're looking for

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

Tough Times

The economy is so great that Consumer Reports is actually providing tips about where to hide your cash at home.  Fortunately I already converted my retirement account to gold and buried it all exactly twenty paces north of the large oak tree that stands right at the end of M St. SE by the Anacostia River.  At first I buried it in the backyard, but I figured that was too obvious.  I think we're pretty well covered now.

Thursday, November 13


Saturday, November 8


Today we came across a line of blue leaves in some woods by a park. MJ was intrigued.

Sword of Truth

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

Ballot 2008

Notice the first name on the ballot, and the last name on the ballot.


There's never been a line at this polling location since we've lived here. Today it was over a block long and took us more than an hour. Something is afoot.

Saturday, November 1

Happy Halloween!

Our little firefly getting ready to head out for trick-or-treating.

Firefly with bubbles
At the neighborhood Halloween party today. (Thanks for the pic Jeremy!)

She calls this look "tinkerbell"

We had nothing to do with it.


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you were always waiting for Miss Mona to arrive . . .

Love her.


soapy is our new friend

soapy is our new friend
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& Mimi cannot catch me . . .

Sheesh, she's big

This is a bad iPhone pic of MJ's school picture. Doesn't she look way too old?


Alan spent what felt like all of October in this Denver hotel room. At least the view was inspiring.

Still in Denver
Still in Denver.

Homestead Farms

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MJ and Alan find our pumpkins.

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The orchard.

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The fruits of our labor.

National Building Museum Festival

We spent a few hours one Saturday enjoying the National Building Museum Festival.

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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.

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Then we went outside to watch the bobcat ballet. Yes, really. A troupe danced to Swan Lake, accompanied by little bulldozers.

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Then MJ took it for a (pretend) spin.

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MJ in motion.

Art we love



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A girl, a dog, and a bike

MJ and "Lady"
MJ and "Lady" go for a ride.

Traveling along the bike path next to our Metro stop.

North Beach in early September

MJ loves the water.

I just like this one.

This one too.

New school year, new school

MJ started PreK-4 at Brent Elementary this year. She loves it, despite the sad face here.

New uniforms too!

Backyard in August

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Despite the mosquitoes, MJ loves to play in the backyard.

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Enjoying the sand with Fitz.