Monthly Archives: May 2018

Alumni Day

In mid-April the Western Crew team hosted their annual Alumni Day. Here is a group photo of everyone who rowed that morning.

And here are the alumni who rowed

Jonathan showed the kids the boathouse

This shell is named after Jonathan’s friend, roommate, and teammate. He was killed in a plane crash in Alaska a few years after we graduated.




“Row faster, Daddy!”
    

It’s hard to believe this was the first time our kids ever saw Jonathan row!
    

That evening we went to a BBQ at Russ & Heather’s house. Here are some of the old Varsity crew with their coach, Marty, in the middle.

Ali & Layla

New parents, Mike & Meridith, with baby Miles

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Kieron Turns Eight

Sweet Kieron turned eight in May! This has been a really great year for him, and I feel like he transitioned well with the move. The school is smaller, he had a fantastic teacher who he loved, he met some nice kids, and just gained a lot of confidence. I also think the quiet, space, and getting outdoors frequently agrees with him

I’ve observed that although Kieron does not seem to be a real “people person”, he has quite a few friends, many of whom are girls. He’s our first to bring home a girl’s phone number (I mean, it was just to play, but still cute). The strong, quiet act works well for him. 😉 But I think he really only needs one or two close friends to feel satisfied.

Kieron is a super reader, and frequently has his nose buried in a book. He loves Legos, playing outside, gardening, cooking, and his iPad. He doesn’t care for picking up after himself, and can be a bit absent-minded. He is also incredibly sweet and sensitive. He is like a little mother with Layla, and really dotes on her! He looks up to Avery, and prefers to be his right-hand-man. He and Silas tolerate each other, and sometimes even seem to enjoy each other’s company!

Happy birthday Kieron Scott. We love you!

Requested  breakfast: crepes!


Callen, Dylan, Kieron, & Eli. We celebrated his birthday with a Ghost Busters themed party. The weather was beautiful! Thank goodness, because this was  rowdy group of boys!

Eli, Travis, Dylan, & Kieron

This year Kieron wanted to have a Ghostbuster’s themed party. I discovered it is not easy to throw a party like this without spending a ton of cash or going to a lot of hard work, so I didn’t go as all out as I would have liked, but no one seemed to notice!
 

 






The kids played bag toss and ladder ball, and had a nerf war/water gun fight.     

On his new bike

Putting together his Lego set

Last night as a seven year old!

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