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Lucy’s Blue Ribbon

29 May 2013


Just in the nick of time!
Today was our last swim class, for the summer, and? Not sure.
Happily, Katrina got Lucy to her blue ribbon, just in time.
At the blue level, swimmers can complete five “Up-Faces” (face forward breaths) in a horizontal swimming position, can climb out of the pool, and do sit-jumps back in.

(I know I have a post for Oscar’s blue ribbon – but I can’t seen to find it. When I locate it, I’ll put the link here.)

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Camping With Clarendon SC’s 1st Grades

22 May 2012

We had so much fun, and Oscar wants to go back again, asap.
I considered it a “warm up” for real camping, because this was too easy!
This is where we stayed, in Cloverdale:
The kabins have electricity, and are even nicer than the Lair. Oscar ran around, or biked, unsupervised, with his buddies. Well, not completely unsupervised, – all the parents participated in an informal zone defense. The kids played pick up wiffle ball, and who knows what else. Something called Everybody It Tag. It was awesome to hang out with the families.
We got to leave Lucy with Omi & Opi, so we could relax, and drink, and not worry about Lucy kamikazeing into the lake. Thanks Omi! (Lucy did great)

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Just Arriving

Pretty enough, plus a fountain too.

Oscar and Shayan checking out their new digs

People loved the small effort we made to decorate

The Pool.

Oscar got to swim all day with all his buddies. It was absolutely the. best.

Running around with friends

Oscar is friendly with the girls, and saw no problem accepting their invitation to join them.

I LOVE this pic

I LOVE this one too

Best Buds (Ariel)

Parting shot

Weekend in Sebastopol

30 Apr 2012

A sunny and warm weekend!

We are off to Kathy’s (next door).

The pool was so quiet you could hear the bees buzzing around the lavender.

Kathy leant Oscar some fun goggles.

Goofing off

A wild turkey, who made a break for it when I showed up.

Happy Booker

My favorite shot of the weekend – click this one to see large

Omi was excited to see all her iris in bloom

The tomato field, prepped for planting

My favorite – I mean really, giant yellow farm roses? Whats not to love?

Giving the dollies a tour

The apple trees are still in bloom

Meet Jake. He belongs to a neighbor.

Teenager Chickens

Oscar can’t quite catch one yet, so Mark helped. I think it’s great when the kids can pet the chickens.

The pony

Friendly butterfly

As close as he could get :)