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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Big Site Update

Have not posted in awhile - it has been a busy summer. So I've updated the site with several posts below. They have been posted around the time that the events actually occured. If you prefer, you can go back and review the months of April, May, June, and July individually. Or you can check out each post below:

  1. Jack's Birthday
  2. New Sunglasses
  3. Morris Arboretum Visit
  4. Big Haircut
  5. Maddie's Second Birthday Party
  6. Radnor Hunt Races
  7. First Shore Visit of the Season
  8. Visit to the Graziosos
  9. Livingoods Visit
  10. 4th of July Weekend
  11. Late July Shore Week

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Late July Shore Week

I took a week of vacation and we headed down to LBI. It was great to get away from work for awhile and relax. The weather was good and the water was very warm. We tried fishing one day but didn't catch anything worth keeping.

Maddie discovers Play-Doh!!

How many stuffed doggies can one little girl hold? The answer, apparently, is three!

Maddie and Nannie.

Maddie, apparently lecturing us on some important point.

Pop-Pop takes Maddie on the merry-go-round.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Received SCCA Racing License

I ran my second Spec Miata race this weekend at Summit Point Raceway on July 10th, 2005. We had a 31 car run group. I started my first qualifying session in last since I am a novice with no points / history. In my first session, I did a 1:36:044 at an average speed of 74.965 mph, moving me up to 26th for the second qualifying session. In that session, I did not run as well and was gridded in 28th for the race on Sunday.

In the race I surprised even myself, by progressively going faster and faster. I passed 7 other cars to come in 20th! I had a great battle trying (but failing) to catch car #39 for 19th place. I ran a 1:33:919 - my best lap ever - at an average speed of 76.6618 mph. :-)

I also go signed off with my regional license - one race early!

More over here on the Spec Miata blog.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

4th of July Weekend

We spent 4th of July weekend at LBI with Katie's parents and her brother's family. The weather was excellent and everyone had a wonderful time.

Maddie and Jack at Uncle Will's restaurant for breakfast.

A weekend to the shore is not complete without at least one visit to Fantasy Island.

A favorite is "buzzy bee" since it goes way up in the air.

Ryan and Maddie ride in a fire truck.

Another much needed haircut, once again performed by Mom Mom!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Livingoods Visit

My parents visited -- Maddie withdrawal.

Now that she has had popsicles, she wants them all the time. Getting one while it is so hot out it a great source of delight.

My parents brought up an inflatable kiddie pool for her to play in, which she enjoyed immensely.

Madeline and Grandpop doing some painting together.