Surrounded by Girls

Friday, August 31, 2018

At La Jolla

First game, first away game, first chance to wear the colors to school.



Melanie played center forward in an eventual 1-0 win over the La Jolla Vikings.





Tuesday, August 28, 2018


I don't know what to make of these "National This or That Day" on social media, but I couldn't let #NationalBowTieDay pass without comment.


Harry S. Truman

Humphrey Bogart


Monday, August 27, 2018

First day of school

Seventh grade.

Ninth grade (high school!).

Previous entries in the series:

Sixth and Eighth

Fifth and Seventh

Fourth and Sixth

Third and Fifth

Second and Fourth

First and Third

Kindergarten and Second


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

First Scrimmage

Here we go!

All smiles after the "game". I believe these are the eight freshmen on the JV team, but I'm not 100% sure. UPDATE: Confirmed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

JV Field Hockey

Melanie made the Scripps Ranch High School junior varsity field hockey team!

She only started playing in March, and like her sister, really enjoyed the sport.

She endured seven days of 4:30am wake-up calls, sprints, runs, drills, scrimmages, and waiting. We're all very excited for the opportunity to see her play, and perhaps more importantly (to us, at least), for her to have a group and an identity as she enters high school. In fact, the sophomores on the team have been exceedingly nice to her and will certainly be an enormous help to her in her new environs.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Med Cruise

A photo album. Thank you, Grandma Alicia and Grandpa Stephen!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Goofing on art again

Ernesta (Child with Nurse) (detail), Cecilia Beaux

Melanie (Flower Girl with Mint)

Another in a series of the girls being in art.