Memorial Day at Belle Isle in Richmond

On Memorial Day, we headed over the bridge to Belle Isle in Richmond. The plan was to have a picnic and maybe take a walk or something. We brought food, drinks, and an extra outfit for McKenna. What did not bring was a bathing suit. Somehow we overlooked the fact that McKenna would be biologically…

Late May in Fredericksburg

We headed to Fredericksburg on Friday for the first part of Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, no meetings or back injuries disrupted family time this trip. On Saturday morning, while Rita watched McKenna, Laura and I walked around downtown Fredericksburg looking for a place to get breakfast. We didn’t find the breakfast we were looking for,…

Mother’s Day Weekend

Poppy Inconceivably Almost Buys Ice Cream for One Child: Uncharacteristically, the Abbott get-together for Mother’s Day was peaceful. That peace and tranquility was wrecked by the cacophonous sound of… the Ice Cream Truck. I’m not sure how the Ice Cream Truck creates a sound that combines the vibe of a satanic message from a nursery…