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Happy Independence Day!

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“Dylan sporting his patriotic colors in his American made Cadillac” – #LoveMySon!!

Being the patriotic family we are, celebrating the Forth Of July is a given!! My wife and son like to take holidays to the next level and show off their true colors every chance they get. Pictures are worth a thousand words… don’t you think!!
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Bermuda Vacation Videos

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06/20/2016 – “Dylan spending some time at the pools” – Tucker’s Point, Bermuda

Here are a couple of home movies I’ve put together from our recent trip to Tucker’s Point Club in Bermuda. A lot of the footage in these movies was shot with my wife’s waterproof camera. Although its not a high dollar video camera, it does quite well in the water as long as it doesn’t flood! Click the link below to see all the videos.
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Our Bermuda Vacation

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“Dylan riding a canon into battle” – Royal Navel Dockyards, Bermuda, HS.

We have at least five trips planned for this year and our first big one is always our annual spring Bermuda trip. We decided again this year to wait until late June when Dylan was out of school before making our first trip. Closer to summer means that the water will be warmer. It could have been a better week weather wise, but we made due with what mother nature gave us. This year we invited my brother Mike and his girlfriend Melissa to join us for the week! They had some scheduling conflicts, but were able to fly in and join us for five days.

We had a great week of sight seeing, boating, snorkeling, a nice dinner out, and tons of fun at the beach club and swimming pools. I didn’t get to play any golf this trip, but we did make it down to the Royal Navel Dockyards for lunch and some great shopping. Dylan is getting so much better with his swimming that I think next year he wont need a life jacket at all while snorkeling in open water! We look forward to taking Uncle Mike and Melissa back to Bermuda with us again in the futureā€¦ we all had so much fun together and Dylan loves the extra attention!
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Dylan’s Bike Race Video

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06/12/2016 – “Dylan’s kids race at this years Air Force Cycling Classic” – Arlington, VA.

As promised in one of my earlier posts, I did find some video footage from Dylan’s full track bike race at the Air Force Association Cycling Classic here in Clarendon. Again, my small camera doesn’t create the best HD video, but it does a fair job for it’s size. Enjoy!!

Dylan On The Go!

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“Dylan and Uncle Mike after a nice bike ride” – Arlington, VA.

I always like to add a post every year with more current photos of Dylan’s biking skills. He’s turning out to be as comfortable on two wheels as my brother and I were as kids. It scares me a little to know that one day he will move up to motorcycles as we did and have to worry about sharing the road with distracted drivers. Everyone knows that the drivers in this area have no respect for cyclists of any kind. Be safe my son!!

Note: Dylan also did very well in the Air Force Cycling Classic kids race this year in Clarendon. There where several local cycling magazine photographers and community paper reporters there covering the race who asked permission to use Dylan’s picture in their publications. He is a super photogenic kid!!
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Dylan’s School Play

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“The Pelican Class dressed as ‘Dinosaurs’ for the RS School Spring Play” – Washington, DC.

This year Dylan’s kindergarten class was asked to take part in the RS Spring Play. His class participated in Drama classes and dress rehearsals for two months prior to the performance. Although his class had only on scene of their own and one other scene with all the other classes I thought he and the rest of the Pelican Class did an awesome job! Here are a couple of photos from the rehearsal, play and the class after party. I’ll try to post a video at a later date.
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Mother’s Day at The Cosmos Club

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“A family photo on Mother’s Day 2016” – The Cosmos Club, Washington, DC.

This year for Mother’s Day, Julies father Bruce, came up with the fantastic idea to take everyone to brunch downtown at the very exclusive Cosmos Club. Bruce, being a member of the Yale Club, gets special VIP privileges at two dozen or so other exclusive private clubs around the world. So, with both sets of grandparents in town for Mother’s Day we decided to dress up and go enjoy a top notch meal in a fabulous venue with three wonderful mothers!! “The Cosmos Club, located in Washington, D.C., was founded by John Wesley Powell in 1878. It is a private social club for men and women distinguished in science, literature and the arts or public service. Members come from virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction.”
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Dylan’s First Lost Tooth!

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“Dylan showing off his first lost baby tooth” – Arlington, VA.

Dylan lost his first baby tooth the other day and the first words out of his mouth where… “So, how much do you think it’s worth?!” I think the tooth fairy was way too generous, but he and Julie did do a great job of promoting it… so I played along as a good father should. How do those little chick-lets even stay in his mouth anyway?!
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The Circus Video

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04/03/2016 – “The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus” – Verizon Center, Washington, DC.

Here is a small home video taken at the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus the other night in DC. As you can tell, from the extremely low video quality, I took this with my iPhone 6… definitely not my first choice for recording equipment, especially in low light conditions. Dylan had a great time though… you can hear him screaming about half way through the video.

Dylan’s First Circus

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“Dylan sporting his big red clown nose!” – Verizon Center, Washington, DC.

This weekend, Julie and I took Dylan, Uncle Mike and the Grandparents to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Verizon Center. I haven’t been to a circus since I was a kid and Dylan has never been to one, so this little excursion was sure to be a hit! It seemed to me that there were a lot more acts and animals when I saw it as a kid. I remember there being monkeys, polar bears and even Russian Cossack’s performing stunts on horse back. Thank goodness they still had the elephants and the lion cage. All in all it was a great show and Dylan really enjoyed it!
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