Saying Goodbye

My best friend Aran is moving to Washington state in a few days. We have be super awesome friends since we were 4 years old. While our lives have taken different paths we have stayed friends. We share a love of Legos, science, nature and silliness. We visited his house for one last time today to say our goodbyes. I am going to try to keep in touch through email and regular mail. Gonna miss my buddy!

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Night at Grandma Susie’s House

We had fun hiking at Anderson Park.

We saw some cool trees!

We even saw a black racer and a few aligators.

I am studying forest ecology for 4-H this month and I wanted to collect samples of all the plants I found. Grandma was supportive but we took pictures when we got home so we could dispose of the stinky plants.

I climbed some trees on our morning walk.

We had a great time at Grandma’s house.

Night of the Arts for 4-H

Tonight was 4-H Night of the Arts. This is the first year I have done something other than enter photos. I introduced myself.


Any played two piano songs: Pagoda in the Purple Mist and Ice Skaters


Concentrating hard on my songs.


While I was on stage I was given two certificated I had earned earlier in the year from the Marine Ecology contest.




At the awards at the end I won a red ribbon! I am excited and proud I even participated.




Happy boy with another red ribbon for this year!

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Spring Training Phillies vs. Red Sox

Daddy took E to the game and Grandma Susie dropped Mom and I off at the side road so we didn’t have to pay to park. As we walked up there Budweiser Clydesdales were in the parking lot. I have seen them before in Missouri.


During the VERY crowded game they brought them on the first to drive around the warning track. Even the Phanatic was on the ride.


It is hot and crowded, I am grumpy.


Every seat was filled, berms PACKED, standing room only seats were even sold!



We really didn’t enjoy our day. It was too crowded for our liking and the fans were rude and mouthy. I learned a few new swearwords too!