Monday, March 7, 2016

Watkins Park, Upper Marlboro, Md

I took the kids on Sunday to Watkins Park, and we were surprised to find that the PG County Parks & Rec built a new playground, featuring a Wizard of Oz theme. Along with slides, swings, etc, the place includes an emphasis on music (via 7 or so stations where people can hit a variety of bells and pipes with provided mallets), and also an emphasis on reading.

Liam loved everything about the place

Thea had fun...

...and even played with a 7 year old girl who wanted someone with whom to enjoy the playground.

They even loved the photo opportunities

And they each got a peacock feather... the Maryland Farm.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sports Inventor Liam

Liam and I invented a new sports game. It's called Dodge Soccer, because it's a combination of Dodgeball and Soccer. There are no goals, but instead players on one team try to kick the ball so that it touches a player from the opposing team. The team with the ball can pass to another teammate, but the opposing team is, of course, trying to get away from the ball instead of to steal it. It was fun with just us two, but would be more fun on a soccer field with teams of 8 or more each.

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, November 15, 2015

My birthday boy

He'll be 10 in three days, on Nov 18, but we're celebrating with him early because I have to work all day till 8 that day. A Jango Fett Lego and donuts now, lunch and The Peanuts Movie later.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Murder Girls 3000

This is a comic strip on which my daughter and I collaborated, circa July 2015.