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Our Other Family Members

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We thought you might like to be introduced to our “other” family members. You know, the kind that can’t talk, but love lots of attention. Here’s the rest of our family. We had bunnies as part of our family for a little while, but it turns out that I was allergic to them, so we found them a new loving home.

Just Riding Along

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Today, D had an unexpected day off, so we decided to enjoy our time together. We enjoyed a nice picnic by the water at the park. Then we played some frisbee and rode around on our bikes. D made some adjustments on Munchkin’s bike so she needed to get use to that, so we were all riding around the yard. It was pretty funny. This evening we are relaxing and watching the new Curious George movie. It’s been a nice day together as a family.

Racing Along

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Someone was kind enough to give us several Matchbox/Hot Wheels race tracks. Munchkin and Daddy built their own track by combining several sets. Now, since they don’t exactly match… well… there’s a little taping involved. You have to watch out because you never know when one of the cars will go flying off the track.

Alum Spring Park Field Trip

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Today, we took a walk on a Trail through Time. We walked where Captain John Smith (1608) walked along Hazel Run. We saw the remains of an old Ice House (1800’s) and Grist Mill (1753). We stood in the spot where a tragic pistol duel took place between 2 cousins (1803).We stood beneath the cliffs where women and children sought refuge during the Civil War (1862). We drank from Alum Spring. We saw where huge boulders had fallen off the cliffs during an earthquake (1885). We stopped by Fat Annie’s Swimming Hole (1920’s favorite skinny dipping spot) — though it…

1st Day of 3rd Grade

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It’s hard to believe, but yesterday (September 18, 2006) was Munchkin’s first day of 3rd grade. Things will be a bit more difficult this year, but we both agreed that we would try our best and try to continue to have fun. We have many different field trips planned throughout the year including some yummy ones like a field trip to CiCis pizza. We plan on heading to Williamsburg to visit Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown over Columbus day weekend. D has a long weekend, so we’re going to camp down there. It should be a lot of fun if…