Drake has discovered baseball and he is crazy about it. He was on an excellent team this season, which made the championship tournament fun. His team, the A's, ended up third. He liked his coach and his teammates.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
One of our outings while grandparents were here was going to Fort Monroe. Though we have been before, it is a singular place and was worth visiting again. Older than the Civil War, much of its famous history was made during the Civil War. One of its nicknames was Fort Freedom because if slaves could make it there, they were considered contraband of war by the general of the fort and could expect freedom. It is also where Jefferson Davis was kept imprisoned at the end of the war while he awaited trial.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Zoa turned 13, much to our dismay and without permission, on March 14. Grandpa and Grandma Terry were here for the occassion. It was so fun to have them here to visit and share in her celebrations. Unbeknownst to me, one of her unfulfilled life ambitions was to go make a Build-a-Bear. She followed her younger sister's example and did that rather than have a party with friends. Her end result, quite honestly, was the thing I thought the cutest in the store, outfit and all. She is a cute bunny with a denim and gingham dress that Zoa named Chloe. Dreams do come true!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
There is also a replica of the village there. We were highly entertained watching the blacksmith. She had several more intricate things on display that she had made but the day we were there, she was making nails. Each of the kids got one.
In the museum, the kids tried on clothes from the period. Zoa even tried on the butt bump. We thought it quite funny that they wanted to accentuate their backside.