June 2015: Norfolk Harborfest, Beach, Mt. Trashmore, Sasha Class Field Day, Anya Class Party, Grandma & Grandpa Fisher Visit, Father's Day, Jungle Golf
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Here we are at the Norfolk Harborfest
First we got to see a Mermaid!
Then we saw these guys called The Red Trouser Show
They were really good
Here's their website: http://www.redtrousershow.com/
It was pretty hot outside. Lucky their heads were not to sweaty.
Juggling around a child who wandered into the show
Then it was time for the big ladder finale
This was just a regular ladder held by ropes by some volunteers
They were way up there!
Here's the real reason we went to the festival
I found out one of our favorite bands was going to be there!
They are called Good Old War
Here's their website: http://www.goodoldwar.com/
Here's a link to our favorite song by the band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhtBeSX3blg
Before the show, while they were setting up Sasha and Anya ran up to the stage to asked them if they were going to play our favorite song.
They said they would
They sound great live
Here's a video clip I took: Good Old War: Clip 1
More Videos: Good Old War: Clip 2, Good Old War: Clip 3, Good Old War: Clip 4
Police snipers on the roof of the building across the street keep the crowd "in control."
After the show Sasha waited for about 30 minutes to meet them.
Here they are autographing a CD for her
Then they spent a few minutes chatting with her and complimenting her hair and outfit. They were super cool.
The crowd get's thicker for the headliners of the night, Morris Day & The Time!
The kids could care less about The Time, but I was pretty geeked to see them
I was a huge fan when I was a kid during the Purple Rain days
They put on a amazing concert
Morris is totally the same character as I remember from like 30 years ago!
Here he is calling a bunch of "ladies" from the crowd up onto the stage
Here's a bunch of video clips I shot:
The Time: Clip 1, The Time: Clip 2, The Time: Clip 3, The Time: Clip 4, The Time: Clip 5
The night ended with a pretty long and amazing fireworks display
Anya wasn't sure which was noisier, The Time or the Fireworks!
Here's a clip of the finale: Fireworks!
That was a fun festival!
Who would win a fight between Gamera and Godzilla? Only the Ouija Board can tell us with any certainty.
Free Donut day at Krispy Kreme!
A day at the Bay
Sasha capsizes the family yacht
They eventually recover and float on.
Launching stomp rockets at Mt. Trashmore.
Anya gets a running start and then blast off!
Anya flies her Angry Bird kite
She did a great job keeping it flying
Then she started doing some flips and loops
Then Sasha shot it down with a bow and arrow
Just kidding, she was over her target shooting at a Frisbee hung from a tree
Later we did some skating
Anya likes her new board because she can scoot on her knee with the padded grip tape.
I pulled these photos off the kids cameras
Looks like a platoon of Lego folk are gonna fight a unicorn? Or they are being commanded by a unicorn?
Either way... Professor Cupcake is watching
Anya on the swingset, a Sasha selfie
Sasha made these Thank You notes for her friends for coming to the Spa Party
Here we are at her friend Aida's Pizza place down at the beach for lunch
Here they are at the spa. This was the big prize that the kids won at the Norfolk Ghent Masquerade from Halloween with their Steampunk outfits.
Aida, Katherine, Sasha & Anya... ready for spa day!
Anya inspects her makeup
Picking out nail polish colors
Sasha made up
Aida getting her hair done
Anya getting her nails done
Katherine gets some curls and Sasha gets nails to match her hair
They also got donuts and goodiebags!
All spa'd up and ready to go...
...To the mall! For Bubble Tea and Disney Tsum Tsum's
Nail colors to match bubble tea!
And finally, the day ends at the movies for Jurassic World.
Sasha and her class had their final elementary school field day at the Virginia Beach Field House
Sasha and Katherine at the Cake Station
Sasha and her friends getting more cake
Some of the boys at the snack bar
More of the class of 5th grade graduates
At the class photobooth
Sasha, Katherine and Aida doing Yoga
Once again, back at the cake tables
Giving Mrs. Parker her end of the year present
A bag of fun beach stuff and a framed and signed word cloud from the class.
Sashi eating her custom sushi lunch
Aida is done, Sasha is a slow eater.
Anya's class has an end of the year party
Anya and her friend Jaida
Andrew and Elija
Anya packs up her desk
All the kids with summer birthdays had a party at the end of the year
Mrs. Calder's class was great! On to 2nd Grade!
Sasha holds up Artbot. A robot that they programmed to draw designs.
Sasha and her team at the Robotics Expo at school
One of the other teams designed a bot that followed lines already drawn.
Design schematics for The Artbot.
The programming and coding members of the team.
Team Artbot! Video Clip of Bot in action: Artbot
Grandma and Grandpa arrive during an early summer hot spell
First they start with an avalanche of presents!
Mad Libs and Craft sets
Inside Out Plushies! Hurray!
Professor Cupcake inspects the gifts
Anya gets a stained glass window are set and a very cool charm bracelet
Sasha inherits Pompa Johnson's disco ball!
When we fire this up in their room at night the cats go crazy.
Grandpa demonstrates the disco ball and a few disco moves.
Playing craps with Grandma and Grandpa (I think they called it Farkle?)
Whatever you call it, a great deal of money changed hands.
I dragged the family to the Cajun Festival
even though it was like 110 degrees.
We stayed long enough for me to stuff myself with food, then evacuated back to the aircondition.
Anya and Grandma assemble her charm bracelet. Grandpa clips it on her.
Heading out to the movie theatre for Inside Out!
Back at the house the next morning for fancy breakfast
Sasha and Anya set up a festival of games in the back yard
Grandpa plays one of the games
The girls pull ahead
Grandpa threatens to "even things up" with a tiny golf club.
Volley ball with Anya
Bucket ball with Grandma
Grandpa plays some Southern Cornhole!
Everybody plays Ticket to Ride
Anya created some signage for Father's Day
Sasha did some of the other decorations
The railings were heavily featured.
Custom cards for Dadddy!
Anya had made this one at school
It was a joint card for Daddy and Grandpa
Some of my favorite Bath & Body works fragrances
Anya explains the card to Grandpa
Holly's card said "What is a Dad?" and inside it said "You! You is a dad!"
Sasha and Grandpa do a little more gambling
The visit ends with an epic seafood stuffening at Captain Georges!
Using up a certificate that Anya won during the school year for perfect attendance.
Putt Putt Jungle Golf
Everybody started off slow
Anya uses a crazy hockey stance
Sasha eventually dropped 3 holes in one in a row!
I eventually showed Anya how to hold the club
She did much better on the remaining holes
Sasha ended up winning the day by one stroke!
Sasha got her hair touched up and it's bluer than ever!
Anya running around the house playing "Matrix". A Matrix sketch on Sasha's folder.
Anya beating me at Checkers and then Chess. Sasha playing Amish settlers?
A random selfie with Daddy. Sasha shows off her favorite new shirt.
Celebrating Leslie Knope day at Mt. Trashmore.
Anya: Skate Rat
Here's a random video clip of the kids in the yard spying on birds: Birdwatching
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