Slightly unorthodox but good pandemic 18th birthday for the twins. Lunn made rack of lamb, and we got an ice cream cake from cold stone.
Got all our flu shots today, then went to Bruester’s for ice cream to make it a more fun outing.
De got her learner’s permit two days ago, and has been driving at every opportunity ever since. For anyone who doesn’t believe visualization learning is a real thing, De is providing a strong example of how well it works. So, since she’s the youngest and the last to learn to drive, she’s been watching all 3 of her siblings go thru the process over the last few years – and it turns out she’s been listening and imagining that she is the one driving, and practicing in her head. So when she actually finally starts learning to drive, she is the fastest I have ever seen. She literally goes from first time behind the wheel, in an empty parking lot, learning where the brake and gas pedals are, to competently driving all the way from home to the Y and back on back roads, in less than 48 hours. She still has a lot to learn, of course, but her rate of progress is like nothing i’ve ever seen.
Awesome day at West Virigina Symphony on Ice yesterday. Great skating, lots of fun with friends, and cookies with Ashley Wagner!
A butterfly decided to join De in the library for a while.
Nice day at the Dulles Air and Space Museum. Jenya did a lot of drawing, De took pictures, and Ana read all the informational plaques.
Dealia was able to come with me on a business trip to Miami. While I worked she explored the beach and the surrounding area. Nice 70 degree weather, beautiful scenery. On our last day there I finished a bit early and we were able to go parasailing together, and we saw a sea turtle. Really a wonderful trip!
Day one of our Eclipse trip – we drove through Ohio, had dinner at a Culver’s near Cincinnati, and ended the day in an awesome pirate ship themed hotel room at Wildwood Inn in Kentucky. The hotel room has a loft with a bed and sitting area upstairs, bunkbeds under the stairs, more beds downstairs, and is painted and decorated like a pirate ship throughout, complete with rigging and sails and lamps that look like oil lamps. It’s very awesome. Plus, there’s a pool and a hot tub and air hockey. And good free wifi. Too bad we are only here for one night!
Sham shui po street market. Indian food for dinner tonite, then 118 stories up to the world’s tallest bar to see the lights on the Hong Kong skyline.