Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stardate 63745.98 - Sandy Hook

It has been a while since I put a post up. Way back on the 13th we took a drive over to Sandy Hook, figuring that the traffic would be light post-Labor Day. We were surprised by an extremely long line of cars trying to get off of the Hook while we were entering. Turns out there was a triathlon or something that morning and the traffic was all the participants and spectators leaving. Luckily they were cleared out by the time we left, later that afternoon.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Stardate 63684.49 - First Day of Ballet

We were too late to sign up for the swim class we wanted for the fall, so we asked Loren what other things she might be interested in taking. And so we ended up with Ballet. Here she poses in her outfit that she proudly announced to the other two girls in the class (who were wearing the exact same outfit), "We got it on sale at Target!"

Loren did really well, both in listening to the teacher and in doing the 3 basic moves of which the first class consisted. She seems to be pretty excited about it, so I'm hoping she keeps up the same level of enthusiasm and effort. There is one girl in the class who is pretty disruptive and inattentive (and older!) and I hope she doesn't become a bad influence on Loren. I'm not too worried, however, as at least once during the class Loren shook her finger at the girl and chastised her for disobeying one of the class rules. Loren will probably grow up to be a Paladin (Edition 3.5, of course).


Friday, September 04, 2009


Loren, Kate and I got an early start to our Labor Day weekend. I took the day off and relaxed at the beach house with the girls in the morning. Funny that on her day off from (pre)school, what Loren mostly wanted to play After lunch, we headed inland to check out Dorbrook Recreation Area in Colts Neck. They have a terrific playground and a sprayground. Even Kate got in on the action. She has been pulling up to standing for a couple of weeks now. She's also crawling all over the place. Time to seriously babyproof...

From the park we headed over to my parents' place to have dinner with my Aunt Bev, Uncle Chris, and cousin Jaclyn, all visiting from Ohio. They'll be coming to Highlands for a visit tomorrow.