Atticus and I planned a trip to COSI. I wanted him to experience the planetarium for the first time. He wanted to go because he thought there might be a wind tunnel. I told him COSI doesn’t have wind tunnels, and he’ll just have to wait until he gets to Virginia Tech to live out … Continue reading Wind Machines and Dippin’ Dots
Oxford dictionary defines training wheels as “a pair of small supporting wheels fitted on either side of the rear wheel of a child's bicycle.” Atticus has required a significant amount of support in many areas of life – and learning to ride a bike wasn’t an exception. I bought him a bike for his third … Continue reading Who Needs Training Wheels?
Tropical Storm Cindy blew through the United States last week, and I watched as Atticus excitedly followed her path. With great anticipation, he awaited the arrival of the storm’s lingering effects in our area of the globe. The rain was to arrive around midnight, and he had every intention of staying up late to greet … Continue reading Stormy Weather
We just returned from our vacation where we traveled the roads of our founding fathers. Our adventure began in Philadelphia, PA. Our first stop was the Liberty Bell. The bell rang in the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) from 1751 to 1846. The inscription on the bell reads: “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All … Continue reading I Am From the Future
Today Atticus was able to blow up a balloon. An insignificant task for most, but for Atticus it’s a celebration of another milestone met – another goal conquered. Once that first balloon was filled with air from his very own lungs, he couldn’t resist inflating another…and another…and another. As I write this evening, new balloons, … Continue reading Balloons are for Celebrating