Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
One day Jim, Emma and I rented a bicycle built for three -- so to speak. It was actually quite hard to pedal, but we enjoyed spending an hour tooling around. We stopped by Mom's house to show everyone.
Jim on one of his rare visits to the beach -- wearing his cool "Australian bush hat" which we bought in Newport, RI.
The annual family shot -- on the front steps of Mom's house.
Amelia -- always busy.
Emma spent the first two weeks in August going to Cheerleading camp at the YMCA. Since it was a Y camp it was very low key -- they still did all the usually things like swimming lessons and free swim, but in between they worked on learning cheerleading routines and then presented a short performance on the last day. I attended the performance which they did to what I think was a Paula Abdul hit from the early 80s which featured cheering ... "Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey!". I enjoyed the performance and though I am biased of course -- Emma was definitely the best one in the group of 1st-3rd graders. I was very pleasantly surprised and really proud when she one a certificate as the most helpful and cooperative in her group. She was the one who did all the counting and lead the others in the routine. The photos are of Emma in her outfit -- they all wore shorts and YMCA T-shirts -- and holding her certificate. Mama was SO proud! We went out for a celebratory ice cream afterwards.
Two boys sitting in the wheel of a combine
The combines lined up on Green Street