The Adventures of Team P

Archive for January, 2009

Happy Birthday Suzan!

Gina’s ma has a birthday today! She’s relaxing on the beach in Mexico to celebrate. Mozart’s birthday is also today, though he is much older and never went to Mexico. Happy birthday, you two!

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Look here doubters!

We are working on our dissertations for real. Check out our tidy desks. This is where Thomas does his great thinking.
This filing system keeps him organized.
Gina’s desk is in the tv room. For all you scholars planning to write dissertations, it’s definitely a bad idea to set up your dissertation desk in the tv room. Put the remotes out of reach.She has a filing system, too.
And a lavender candle provides stress relief.

MLK day

This is a big day in our neighborhood! We walked up the street to watch the Martin Luther King day parade. It’s a tradition.
Ronald McDonald was definitely the biggest celebrity in the parade.

There were some men in tiny cars Followed by some even smaller cars

Overall, Winnie enjoyed his first parade. He liked everything but the drums in the marching bands.

Delphi decided to stay home. We tried to bring her a couple years ago, but she got much too scared and she lost control of her body functions. Now she guards the house while we’re gone.

We love how random people just ride in the parade
Motorcycle dudes

And the best part, the NC A+T marching band!

Daniel specially requested this video of the dancers.

The Big 1-00000

Thomas’ car has been getting close to a major milestone. All week long we found ourselves running unnecessary errands, hoping to land at 100K right in front of the house. Gina achieved this very same impressive feat of timing 2 years ago when she was driving back from Hilton Head and the car clicked over just as she pulled up to the house! Well, mission accomplished for Thomas. And congratulations to Prince the purple Neon. Thanks Varco for a great car.

Toblerone Cake

Thomas found a good deal and bought 24 bars of Toblerone. To use some of it up, we baked this Toblerone cake, which was delicious. The warm gooshy chunks of chocolate inside the cake were the best part.

Christmas is over

So we said goodbye to our beautiful tree.

Why are there so many songs about rainbows?

Today it has been very windy and dark and dramatic outside. For most of the day we have been locked up in our rooms practicing, lesson planning, and thinking about our dissertations. Look what appeared in the sky!