Category Archives: just plain fun

Halloween 2010

…was a blast! Brian’s sister Megan is in town visiting, and the four of us left a ton of candy on the front porch and trucked on over to The Cary’s neighborhood so Liam could go Trick or Treating with Maggie and Hannah like last year. Fun was had by all, and by the last…

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Jamestown, Pirates & the End of Summer

We didn’t spend this past weekend (Labor Day) at the beach…as is traditional around here.  While the calendar and the first day of public school dictate the end of summer to most folks, we’ve got an extra week – Liam doesn’t start school ’till the 13th. Since we’re two blocks away and can walk down…

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Pele…Beckham…O’Laughlin?

Well, okay – maybe elevating Liam to the dizzying heights achieved by soccer’s elite is a *bit* premature.  But, you have to start somewhere, right? And he has… Last night was his first Pee Wee Soccer practice! Now, this was a fairly momentous occasion, as it marked Liam’s first foray into “Team Sports”.  Since he’s…

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SNOW!

Now, as many of you know, I was born and raised here in Virginia Beach, VA.  So I know whereof  I speak when I say that we don’t normally get snow.  Oh, sure – we may get a dusting now and then, but it won’t stick… if it does, it won’t last on the ground…

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Liam and Santa: A Retrospective…

Ho, Ho, Ho! Love, Ri

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The Grand Illumination of Williamsbark!

Okay…technically it’s “Colonial Williamsburg“, but you can’t tell Liam that.  He’ll argue the point. Last Sunday we went with Uncle Robert for the festivities!  It was C-C-C-OOOOLLDD but beautifully sunny, so we bundled up and off we went.  Robert and I browsed through Market Square on a hunt for unique tree ornaments while Liam and…

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Candy Monsters, meet The Cookie Monster…

Quite a few of my friends are lamenting the “Post Halloween Struggle for Candy” that seems to be fully in play throughout the houses of America.  It seems they’re facing wailing, tears and gnashing of teeth when they exercise good parenting and limit the sweets. Ohhhh, if it were just that easy.  Sometimes I WISH…

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A Scarecrow, A Ghost and a Jack o’Lantern go into a Bar…

Bad jokes aside, we had some holiday fun on this weekend before Halloween. Now, bear in mind that during all of this fun, Liam changed his mind about what he wants to be for Halloween four more times. The last selection was “fog”…and no, I am not kidding you.

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Poetry at the Park

From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There’s nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends. — Hilaire Belloc

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Rainy Day Visit from Puppy, Dorothy and Gus

Lousy weather this weekend.  It’s day four of the rain, the wind is whipping and the temperature got no higher than 50 degrees Farenheit. Blech. So much for our plans of hitting the Nursery and Garden Center for our Annual Scarecrow Making Day.  It really was too gray and miserable to feel like going anywhere…so,…

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