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Cycling Classic Kids Race

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As promised, here is a short video of the start of the Arlington Air Force Cycling Classic kids race. It’s totally apparent that the kids race has become a big event here in Clarendon. Because of Dylan’s age, I think he might only be eligible to race in this event for another year or two.

Go Ape Adventure

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There is one thing about my wife that is a constant… she is always searching for and finding new and adventurous things for Dylan to try. This started out as a way to find engaging camps and activities to keep Dylan busy during the summers while he’s out of school. In many cases, Julie and I have found that jumping in and engaging with Dylan in these extra curricular outdoor activity is not only a great bonding experience, but it’s also just a whole lot of fun!

Dylan on the tree top ropes course at ‘Go Ape Adventures’ – Springfield, VA.

This weekend we ventured out to a tree top ropes course in Springfield, VA that Julie found called ‘Go Ape Adventure’. It was the first time Dylan had tried anything like and turns out he was a natural. He flew through the junior course in record time and was advanced to the intermediate course before our time slot ended. He says the next time he comes back, he wants to try the advanced course, which is all the way at the top!

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Field School Day

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The Fox Class getting ready for a relay race – Palisades Park, Washington, DC.

Every spring the River School has a fun filled day of outdoor activities at the Field School to celebrate the end of the school year. This year the school decided to hold the event at the Palisades Park instead. It was a perfect day for the event and all the kids had a blast competing against their fellow classmates and the teachers. Here are a couple of pictures from the event.
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Dylan’s School Play Video

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05/13/2016 – “The Pelican Class in the River School Spring Play” – Washington, DC.

As promised, here is a home video of the Pelican classes performance in the River School’s Spring Play. I used video clips from his classes two parts in the play and spliced them together to make one long video. remember, this is a personal video and not meant to show the entire play. I was just interested in Dylan’s class and their first stage performance. Well done Dylan!!

Dylan Wants A Dirtbike

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While at my parents house for New Years dinner, Dylan found my brothers motorcycles in the garage where he stores them for the winter. He told us that he needed us to buy him one so he could learn how to ride. My brother said that when he gets a little older and a little bigger he would take care of that. I hope he can take care of the medical bills as well.

Halloween 2014

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“Julie and Uncle Mike dressed up for the occasion” – Trick-Or-Treating – Arlington, VA.

Here are some photos from Dylan’s Halloween weekend including his school parade and the evenings trick-or-treating festivities with the grand parents and uncle Mike! And yes… even Julie and uncle Mike dressed up to get in the spirit of the moment. We all had a lot of fun and Dylan brought home a huge amount of candy for the evening.
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The Patio Project (Part 2)

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unwrapping some of our new wicker patio furniture

Our custom patio is finally finished and to accent it we ordered some new wicker furniture which was delivered this week. Julie and Dylan seem to be very pleased with the choice and I think it will add a new dimension to our outdoor summer party which is coming up in a month or so! Next up, a fire pit for the fall… any body know where I can find firewood in Arlington?!
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The Patio Project…

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The beginning stages of our new slate patio project – “Ha, what a mess!”

We decided to go ahead and start our patio project this past fall in hopes that it would be finished and ready for our T.G.I.S Party this coming spring. The landscaping company we’re using, Land Art Design, insured us that laying a patio and doing minor landscaping in the winter time is no problem and actually works out better as long as we don’t get any major snow storms. So after several weeks of designing, planning and kicking around numbers, Laura and her team showed up to break ground and start the first phase of the project project.

Now… almost two months into it, the project is really starting to come together and so far I must say we have been truly pleased! We just can’t say enough about the quality and workmanship shown by the people at Land Art Design and we’re really looking forward to using our new outdoor living space for many years to come! Thanks Laura…!!
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Bauer TotalOne Skates… Awesome!!

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This is a video clip showing the new TotalOne hockey skates from Bauer in slow motion. The players are pro’s and the skates at the same level. I just picked up a set of TotalOne 100’s which are a level down from the pro skates, but perform just as nicely!

Akismet Stats for 2009…

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Akismet activity chart for my WordPress journal…

The Akismet plugin for my WordPress journal is one of the best features for controlling unwanted comment spam! It comes as a standard plugin with the WordPress install, but you have to activate your account with WordPress.org to make it function properly. Akismet works so well that I almost never have to do anything more than the occasional plugin update, but when I do check up on it I’m always impressed to see the stats for the amount of comment spam it’s blocked.

I just ran some reports for the last half of 2009 and was very pleased with the results of both the Akismet plugin and the WordPress Publishing platform as a whole!


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