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    AJ is 7!

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Last weekend we celebrated our nephew AJ's 7th birthday. They had everyone over to their house for a Mad Scientist show and a rocket launch.

    Rocket Launch Albert and Lucy

    Benjamin had a big day at school on Monday. All of the kids in his class were asked to give a presentation so they could work on their public speaking skills before they have their big performances at the Writer's Cafe (which is next week). They were able to choose whatever topic they wanted, so Benjamin decided to give his presentation on theatre. We spent a little time at my office a while ago putting together an outline of his presentation and the PowerPoint slides. He was very excited, but as you can see in the video below, when it came time to get up in front of everyone he was also very nervous. The child who usually is the loudest one in the room didn't speak much above a whisper. But he did an awesome job!


    My photography class has been going well. I only wish I had more time to spend reading all of the lessons. I had been considering upgrading the lens that I use the most (50mm) and when I asked my instructor about it, she suggested renting the better lens to try it out. Well, the 50mm 1.4 came in the mail yesterday and I took it for a spin in the house and then at the park. It.is.awesome. I've already listed my old one on Craigslist, hoping to be able to buy the new lens soon!

      Lucy playing at the park Lucy playing at the park