Every month and a half, the kids' karate has "Parents' Night Out." This time Simon joined, and it may have skewed his idea of karate a bit. The night consisted of karate, which he took seriously, but then was followed by nerf gun wars, pizza, sleeping bags and movie. He has requested to return.
Jess has been giving updates to her Art Department about the latest in Simon's rabies vaccinations. During one discussion, everyone discussed that not only had the Page-Bethel family had a rough time, but that bat did as well, what with the starving, the poking and it's ultimate demise. The next day when Jess went to open set, there was this picture with a group of "Art Therapy" pictures in a hospital hallway. Please note it's title, created by the Art Department, "Poor Bat".
Let it be noted - our sympathies and those of the Art Department lie primarily with the Page-Bethels.
From Aunt Rachel and Simon, who flew into LAX at 11:30pm and headed straight over to Children's Hospital for the first in a series of rabies vaccinations. After Simon had possibly gotten bitten by a rabid bat, and Panama was not able to procure the proper immunoglobulin, they headed quickly to the states. The kids were thrilled to see them the next morning.
Spencer invited the fam to join him at the beach for the day. If not for him, this would have marked the second summer in a row that the fam had not made it to the actual West Coast.
Hour 4 of boogie boarding. Sam manned Maddie and Spencer manned Max. Jess observed until Spencer took a short break where she was called to fill in, duties consisting of "pushing him into the right waves" and "helping him when he is struggling."
And finally - the cousins, including Faber who joined us for the last hour.