Bean gets a white coat

We are sitting here at the BU Dental white coat ceremony. The key note is going on right now. The weather is beautiful and we are all dressed nice. Eugene is halfway to the DMD. Even Eugene’s girl friend is here to join in the ceremony.

Boston Trip Day 1

Emery and I went to Boston to attend Eugene’s White Coat Ceremony. We arrived yesterday and had a full day today to sight see. We’ve never been to Plymouth Plantation before and this time we went. It was a great site. We spent almost 4 hours there.

We had a big breakfast before.

At Plymouth Plantation

This is what the same street in Plymouth looks like now:

Then we went to Plymouth Rock. Plymouth was founded in 1620 and was one of the earliest most well documented towns. Thanks the writings by William Bradford. We actually met the man acting as William Bradford at Plymouth Plantation. Coincidentally, when I was a kid I lived in a town called Bradford which was named after him.

Emery has cavities

Emery had 5 cavities in her recent dental visit. This means, using that big novocaine needle. She was a really brave girl though and she had a big needle in her mouth two times this past week without so much as shedding a tear. What a brave girl. She was just upset because her fave would feel really funny and she felt like her cheek got drops after. She was also really concerned she could eat her lunch.

This just makes me smile at at how brave yet how innocent Emery is.

Our little climber

Emery and her best friend Sofia went climbing today at Escalade in Kennesaw. These kids had such a blast. They claimed for 2 hours straight, never even a bit of rest or pause. When they did stop climbing they ran around and played on the slide.

Emery was quite tenacious with her climbs. She did all ones for the kids, doing each one multiple times. Where were two that was especially challenging and she kept at it a few times until she fell like it hurt her hands too much. She was quite strong and was able to pull herself up with her arms and seems so comfortable with with the height. In each climb , especially the more difficult ones, she had to use her mind and figure out where her options were and best way to go about it. Our friends the Ramirez family introduced this sport to us and it’s something we have never done or been exposed to before.

Although Ashley and I don’t do it, I was seriously tempted!

Our Gymnast

Emery competed in her second recreational Atlanta North Star Gymnastics competition.

In her last competition she did not place very high and she told us that she wanted to place 1st. Well this time Emery was very focused and she improved a lot.

She placed 2nd on Bars and placed 4th overall. This about 5 spots further in ranking than last time. Here’s some pics. I need to figure out how to post videos next time.

Her events were:

Floor – which was a routine with a background music

Beam – Emery improved so much this time on the balance beam.

Vault – she runs super fast and jumps on a vault and pushes her flipping on a mat

Bars – just a single bar where she flips on the bar and swings on to stick a landing. Emery loved the bars.

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all this Gymnastics makes Emery really strong. Check out the guns!