Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Over Memorial Day weekend, we travelled to Long Island to visit Kate and Gabe's new house in Greenport, NY. Since it is so close to Shelter Island, we also has a chance to hop over to visit my cousin John and his family and Tim and his family. I spent all day Sunday telling Margot about the things I used to do on Shelter Island. Of course it will never mean to her what it means to me, but at least she will know it was important to me.

Here we are riding the ferry back to Greenport



And here is Margot floating in the same bay that I loved as a kid


And here she is with some first cousins and some second cousins (and an aunt!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Arts Night

We just returned from Arts Night, 2011. This event is a Big Deal to the kids at Margot's school, including Margot. She's been excited for weeks. Margot's school is an arts integration school, which means that all subjects are also intertwined with the arts. They work closely with the Kennedy Center. I saw some seriously amazing artwork tonight at the gallery show - especially some 3rd grade architectural drawings (integrating math and history [all of historic DC buildings] - see how that works?)

We began with a quick photo while Margot was clean and all dolled-up.


Then Margot sang three songs on stage with the other kindergarteners. Here's one.
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Then Margot (sans sweater) took me to see her masterpiece at the gallery show.


And finally she burned off all her wiggles by running around with her pals, eating pizza, and doing the monkey bars. The rain held off - it was a great night!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Fair

Here is Margot last Saturday, in full Spring Fair glory, with one of her best girlfriends. Note: this was the first time she ever had cotton candy. She inhaled it in about 3 seconds and reported that it was as heavenly as she had imagined.