Monday, November 21, 2016
During 2016, we've done a bit of traveling and just enjoying life.
One not-so-fun event was Graham's emergency appendectomy in April--poor guy. Missed his own birthday party, spent a night in the hospital, and -- his favorite part -- spent a week away from school.
He was such an impressive patient, and received amazing care at Georgetown Hospital. When asked if he had any questions--what I took as a formality, and something the doctors didn't expect Graham to answer--Graham said: "What is the recovery time for this particular surgery?"
Forever a physician's son.
In June, we headed out to Aunt Annie's in LA, where we spent time in her gorgeous garden (photos to come), at Disneyland (where I feel I'm still recovering from Hyper Space Mountain), Santa Monica (Lovely little hotel at the beach, the Standard), and Zuma Beach and...a meal at one of my favorite fish restaurants from way back when, The Reel Inn.
I miss California, the beach, the mountains. DC is 'real life' in a bubble--all of this hot political air swirling around, going nowhere, and just creating unnecessary tension.
Something about the Pacific air blowing off the ocean truly chills one out in California.
Posted by Graham and Julia at 9:31 AM
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Last week, while Julia went to her ballet class, Graham and I went to the Beauvoir playground. The building blocks had been tossed into a 'swamp' area, but that did not deter Graham. He took the blocks and, without even getting muddy or wet, built a bridge.
Soon, smaller boys were coming up to walk across the bridge...it was an amazing construction--and reminded me of bridges in movies that were were built over rivers and that you took your life in your hands to walk over...but somehow, in Graham's engineering brain, he built a solid bridge that held all of the little boys (whose nannies -- god forbid you ever see a mom at most parks in Washington, DC, or at least one who is not on a phone or iPod -- were calling warnings out to their charges).
Posted by Graham and Julia at 3:51 PM