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Dylan’s Bike Race Video

:: Tags: Awesome, Cycling, Dylan, Event, Video


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!

:: Tags: Biking, Cycling, Dylan, Event, Fun

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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 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

:: Tags: Dylan, Event, Video


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

:: Tags: Dylan, Event, Fun, Weekend Excursion

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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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Dylan’s 6th Birthday!

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“Dylan and friends running the obstacle course at Dynamic Gymnastics” – Arlington, VA.

Here are the pictures from our son’s 6th birthday party, held this year at Dynamic Gymnastics in Arlington. This years theme, which just happens to be his new favorite Sunday morning cartoon series, was ‘Paw Patrol’! We had a great turn out of kids this year. There were several of his friends from the neighborhood and almost his entire kindergarten class also showed up to help celebrate. It was truly a good day for all… Happy Birthday Dylan!!
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The Blizzard Of 2016

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“A view of our totally snowed-in street” – #blizzardof2016 – Arlington, VA.

As most everyone in the United States knows, the East Coast got hit with a huge snow storm this past weekend and it left the Washington, DC metro area with some crippling snow fall totals. At our place in Arlington, we measured a total snow fall accumulation of between 22 and 24 inches (depending on where you stuck the yard stick.) The snow started falling on Friday and didn’t stop falling until Sunday, but it wasn’t until Wednesday afternoon that we could actually get off our street. Here are some pictures from the event.
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Halloween 2015!

:: Tags: Dylan, Event, Family, Fun

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Julie and Dylan in their matching ‘Sully’ costumes! – Arlington, VA.

Here is my collection of pictures from this years Halloween festivities. We started off the fun with the annual RS Halloween costume parade and classroom parties at Dylan’s school. Than Dylan decided to change costumes for the neighborhood evening trick-or-treating. I was even persuaded to join in the fun with one of Mikes favorite costumes… Scooby Doo!! The whole family had a ton of fun and my parents always enjoy spending time with Dylan and seeing all the neighborhood kids and their cute costumes.
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The RS Dad’s Hot Lunch

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Dylan and I during the Dad’s Hot Lunch Event! @RS – Washington, DC.

Dylan’s School puts on a hot pizza lunch for all the fathers twice a year and the kids really love the idea of being able to have lunch with their dads! Dylan really looks forward to this event so I make sure I take time off work to attend. Here are a couple of photos I was able to snap off during the fun of the pizza party!

The Blue Angels Flyover

:: Tags: Awesome, Event, Photo, Too Cool!

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The Blue Angels flyover at the Air Force Memorial – Arlington, VA.

We heard about a possible flyover of the US Navy’s Blue Angels on the radio this afternoon and decided to try and find a nice place on the river to catch the show and take some pictures. They don’t normally advertise when they plan on flying over the Washington Metro area and I guess you can probably understand why that is, but this time they did. As a mater of fact, they gave so much advance warning that when we got to the Air Force Memorial, which is where we decided to try and watch the show, it was pretty much already packed with would-be spectators.

The information on the radio was that they where going to be doing flyovers at Reagan National Airport for a photo shoot and that one of the trainer planes would be taking photos as they flew over Washington, DC. I think it was for a “Fly Navy” advertising campaign or something like that, but who really knows. Instead of flying down the river in line with the DCA landing flight path they actually flew across the river from Washington into Arlington… through the DCA flight path and almost directly over the Air Force Memorial where we were set up to watch. WOW, what a great sight! They only made two passes, but it was enough time for me to snap off some awesome photos with my Nikon D7100 and 70-200mm f/2.8G FX VRII Zoom Lens. Enjoy the photos!
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