Our weekend started on Friday this week, with a day off to celebrate Nell’s graduation from preschool. She and 35 of her classmates received their preschool diplomas and shared songs with parents and grandparents to show us everything they have learned. Nell is most certainly ready to head to kindergarten, and we are very excited that she recently got permission to transfer to the elementary school near her daycare. Here are a few pictures from the ceremony on Friday morning.
(Shout-out to K who bought Nell the beautiful graduation dress. Accessorizing for the big day was all Nell, though.) After graduation, we changed out of our fancy clothes and into our curly W clothes to head to Washington DC for my company’s annual picnic at Nats Stadium, where the Nats were taking on the Phillies. Our family was one of the lottery winners who got to go onto the field for batting practice before the game, and one of the players even gave Guy a baseball!
Saturday morning, we just happened to be about 10 minutes away from my parents when they texted to let us know they were headed to the southern Maryland crab festival. Who doesn’t want to go to a crab festival? Obviously, we went. It was awesome (or, as Mom put it, “very Maryland”). You know, crabs, beer, crab cakes, country music, classic cars, kettle corn, snow cones.
And now it’s Sunday. We went out to breakfast, got our grocery shopping done, and went to the beach before these crazy 25 mph winds whipped up around us. It’s been a beautiful weekend, but this wind!
I got in a couple great SUP sessions this weekend, too. I went out around 545 am on Friday morning to get on the water before Nell’s graduation and was surprised to find pretty rough surf. Luckily I enjoy riding the bumps almost as much I enjoy cranking out the miles! Yesterday I paddled after the crab festival, but had a brutal fight with the wind, and spent the last three miles clawing my way home. With the wind even fiercer today, I am taking it off! Here are a few shots from my sessions the last couple of days — the first from yesterday’s wind paddle, and the next three from Friday’s seriously choppy session!
And that’s what we’re up to! (This weekend anyway.)