Archive for the ‘learning’ Category

Friday, September 2nd, 2016


The stones at Descanso. I like to balance on them. Turns out they’re actually here for contemplation or something.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016


I’m playing ‘Falling Slowly’ from Once. I’m trying anyway.

Monday, August 8th, 2016


First day of Third Grade. Skipping a grade is no big deal right? It’ll all be fine.

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

More Descanso Arting!8-6-16

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

160731botanicgardensgirlinpalmsBotanical Gardens. These are realllllly big ferns.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

160729skybaratguinnessThe Sky Bar at the top of the Guinness factory is very crowded. I may or may not be in this picture.

I know a lot about how to make beer now, but Mom wouldn’t let me have a Guinness T-shirt.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

160726rockofcashelgirloncliffThe Rock of Cashel was awesome, and you could climb around on the hills just outside the abbey. The view was spectacular, but I got stung by some nettles. Ow. Do you suppose they would have repelled invaders?

St. Patrick baptized his first king here.


Friday, July 22nd, 2016

160722stephensgreenThe second half of our group got here today and we walked around a bit. Here’s Aunt Jen, Aunt Kim, and Uncle Joe. Grandma was pretty tired from the flight, so she’s back at the apartment. Cousin Joe is around somewhere.

We went to the Museum of Natural History. I saw lots of Viking stuff, but didn’t want to go in to see the bog bodies. Scary.

This is St. Stephen’s Green.

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

160710purplebeltSensei Crystal presenting me with my purple belt.

It’s funny, because most of the kids who get purple are 12, and after they’ve had purple for a while, they start going to the grown-up class.

But I’m a little short for that. I guess I’ll just keep training.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

160622studyingforaikidotestNoah and I reviewing our test sheets to see if there’s anything we want to ask Sensei. My purple belt test is coming up.