Will on the National Mall shouting "Boo!" to the pidgeons Papa was feeding.
According to the FBI, Brigham's prosecution of Edward Okun (guilty on all 24 counts!) was the 8th most important thing to happen in law enforcement this week. The #1 most important thing to happen in our family this week was that, on Thursday at 11:30pm, Brigham finally returned home for more than 36 hours. We had been living on a Saturday-visitation this whole month.
And here are the things we have been up to while Brig was away, in photos.
Will at the National Gallery on Wed, after Andrew's class. We saw an underwhelming photography exhibit but had a delicious lunch in the cafeteria.
Andrew's class was about sunlight. While Andrew was doing this . . .
Will was attending his first political protest. My dad couldn't resist talking with a few of the war protesters, who got in a tangle over whether or not they supported Obama, whose war policy has gone distinctly Right in many respects, whether there is any war worth fighting, and learning basic history of the 20th century (like the difference btwn North and South Korea). One of these pacifists got so worked up he just about attacked a 65 year old disabled veteran (holding a tiny, sleeping, tube-fed baby on his shoulder) for disagreeing with their views. What a world. Will broke by awakening and crying. We also visited the UdVar Hazy, where Andrew got the treat of his life (a $7 space shuttle that I resisted buying until I saw it was half the price of the simulator ride I was about to take him on.) Will, too, loves the "shuttle! me! me!"
Doing some yard work.
The Smithsonian gemstone craft (complete with hammer, chisel, safety goggles, scratch plate, magnifying glass and identification table) was $8 at Michaels. Andrew had hours of delight.
We've kept busy with lots of outings. Did you notice how often my Dad was along? About half the mornings when Will wakes up, his first request is "Papa, Nana, house. Go." This morning he added another command: "Move."