Driving Around The Parking Log

August 18, 2018 by Adam in Emma

Emma passed her driver's permit last week and we finally got out to the LCC parking lot to practice.  Pretty soon she was driving along, spending an hour and a half turning left and right and learning which pedal did what.  She was careful and attentive and did really well.


I think her comment on the way home was something like "It's just like a racing game except instead of the thrill of speed you have a terrible dread of crashing into something."




Working Girl

July 12, 2018 by Adam in Emma

Emma went to her first day on the job today, working as a sterilization tech for my dad.  She said she spent the day mostly watching procedures, but did some cleanup as well.  At one point she went and got Pepsi from the store.


Her feet got a little sore, so we'll need to get some better shoes.  She did manage to get some scrubs after work.


Next up is getting a new passport on Friday and hopefully getting a driver's permit soon too.  All these kids are growing up.




Fifteen Years Old

May 28, 2018 by Adam in Emma

Emma turned fifteen today.  She had takeout from Tasty Thai, cheesecake from Metropol, followed by presents and playing Jackbox games where all our answers were related to Emma.  This is after a day playing Dungeons and Dragons, making it a birthday to remember.





Class of 2021

September 06, 2017 by Adam in Emma

Emma had her high school orientation at South today.  She says it wasn't great, but was generaly informational - they got a Class of 2021 t-shirt and a planner.  She met with her teachers and found her classes.  She said good things about her computer and algebra teachers, so I hope that'll all work out.


There was some excitement when they let Emma out early and she just missed the bus.  She started walking back and then called me.  I got to be her "guy in the chair" and started to lead her home before I realized it was faster for me to drive the two minutes and pick her up.  I dropped her off at Jamie's house and bid my farewells.


Tomorrow is her first day of actual classes.  Hopefully it all goes well.




Future Night Raider

June 22, 2017 by Adam in Emma

Emma graduated Spencer Butte last night.  When they told us to welcome our "future ninth graders" Sam misheard and thought they said "night raiders."  While he thought it was kinda cool, he was somewhat confused by everyone's seeming acceptance and clapping of the declaration.


It was a pretty good affair, kids being a mix of silly and formal.  Endless clapping.  Quirky songs and funny quotes from the kids displayed on a projector.  Sam decided he wanted to come along and give Emma a Fallout 3 art book he found in his room.  Emma got into Fallout, so it was a welcome gift.


Today is Emma's last day of school - they're off to Orchard Point park at the reservoir for the day.  I think she's a little nervous about high school in the fall, but hopefully excited in equal measure.




Fourteen

May 29, 2017 by Adam in Emma

Emma turned fourteen on Saturday.  We all went out to Ambrosia and gave her a variety of mostly hand made gift certificates.  We took her to the art store to pick up supplies, with Sam and I patiently waiting as Isa, Berry, and Emma browsed and touched and fiddled with all the pens, paper, inks, and so on.  There were a couple video game gifts that Emma has been slowly working on.


I think Emma's year has been better than before.  She's made it through middle school and looking forward to focusing on academics next year.  Hopefully she has a good time.




Farewell Baby Teeth

January 13, 2017 by Adam in Emma

We took Emma to see my dad in a professional capacity today.  Her baby teeth were somewhat reticent about coming out, so my dad pulled them out today.  She did pretty well, despite being a little nervous.  They came out quickly and in a few weeks she'll get a retainer put in place to keep her teeth in place so her adult teeth can come in.




Emma's Artwork

November 07, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's amazing artwork continues to be amazing. This is one of Isa that she whipped up after dinner tonight.




First Day of School - Part 2

September 08, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's first day of school is today.  She decided to continue at Spencer Butte Middle School instead of Roosevelt.  This is her last year before high school and she's off to South Eugene after this.  



Self portrait of the artist

June 05, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma picked up some new supplies at the art supply store today. She's been trying owl drawing from a photograph, in this case a self portrait.

The left is mid-way and right is the finished product.



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