Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Loot, The Sorting & The Tummy-Ache!

Halloween 2017

School outfits and costumes

Kimberly-Clark Trick-or-Treating

Love that they do this every year!!!!!

B’s First Swim Meet in a Long Time

Blue cap, purple suit. She had a "perfect meet" as the coaches are recognizing this year...3 events with 3 best times and no DQ's...even though she should have been DQed. She started her breaststroke with freestyle. There were tears after, but she did a great job and learned for next time!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Writing Celebration

The fifth graders invited their parents to come hear about their writing experiences since the start of school. Tyler read his first draft of his personal narrative about diving off the blocks for the first time, and then we heard his final version. His elaboration, description, and use of emotion were awesome!! We could tell he worked very thoughtfully. Way to go T!

Dorothy Heads to the School Halloween Dance

She doesn't really remember the movie Wizard of Oz...we're pretty sure she just wanted an excuse to wear red lipstick!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spent the Day with a Boy Scout Troop

With Cub Scouts ending in 4 months, it's time for T to check out the various Boy Scout Troops in the area and see which one he would enjoy the most. This was the first one. Two-man sawing, shelter building, and tomahawk throwing. It was a fun day even in the rain!

Pumpkin Party

B went for designs rather than a face this year.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bye Philadelphia!

A beautiful sunrise to see us off!!!

Phillies Stadium

Couldn't go in, but enjoyed the store and statues outside the stadium. We bought Tyler a book that he can get stamped at every MLB game/stadium he goes to...got his first stamp in Philly!

Ben Franklin's Grave

"A penny saved is a penny earned," said Ben Franklin. It's tradition to place a penny on his grave.

Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, Betsy Ross' House

City Tavern 2

Jeff and Poppy enjoyed a flight of beers brewed from the recipes of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Hamilton. The rest of us tried shrub--a drink made from the juices of the fruit that were preserved in vinegar over the winter. All were great! And we enjoyed Thomas Jefferson's favorite sweet potato bread cookies.

Lunch at City Tavern

We ate where George Washington ate! The room where everyone is standing in the picture is where the first Fourth of July celebration was and it held George Washington's inaugural ball!! Truthfully, the real building burned and was torn down, but they authentically rebuilt it in the same spot!!