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Mansonic Award

The other day, James said it was a goal of his to win the Mansonic Award, whatever that was. He wasn’t quite sure, but it had something to do with being a good citizen and student. Today he was one of six kids in his grade to win the Masonic Award, which is precisely for that. Guess it will have to do.

*I blurred his full name on the certificate in Snapseed.

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Streetwalkers

While James had flag football practice at a community park, Delaney and I took off to explore the surrounding neighborhood. What did you think this post was about?

She initially complained, but I told her we’d just go up one side of the street and down the other. For some reason, that was acceptable. IMG_4995There was a community garden at the park and most of the houses on the street had abundant yards of their own. Delaney took this picture of apples growing from the scrawniest tree I’ve ever seen to bear fruit. It was happy enough I guess.IMG_4998.JPGWe then encountered a huge dahlia and nosy flamingo. IMG_4996.JPGEach home was unique, some were obscured by purposeful plantings, while others were accessible by bridges or other unusual entryways. Sometimes I marvel that we are in a city. And I am thankful we are.IMG_4997.JPG

Ping Pong Pooch Pose

20140630-143018-52218235.jpgIt all started when  a ball landed right next to his mouth and he didn’t even flinch.20140630-143106-52266802.jpgWe decided it was an opportunity for summer amusement or maybe art.

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20140630-143137-52297943.jpgScratch one ping pong ball.