Anna and the Dolphins

Our Anna absolutely loves dolphins.  So when we started planning our trip to the Keys, we realized that we’d have a chance to send her swimming with some of the dolphins who live there. This turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip, and is certainly something she’ll remember all her life.



She was in a small group of six people who attended a two-hour workshop at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, one of the Middle Keys.


The best part of the workshop was when each person went swimming around the lagoon with one of the dolphins. Everyone who has seen these pictures has noted that Anna looks very determined, which is totally in keeping with her character:




Think of how Anna’s last couple years have gone… this girl is not yet ten years old. Already she has been to 23 of the 50 states, she has visited the White House several times and met the President and the First Lady, and now she has gone swimming with the dolphins in the Keys. What on earth will she have on her bucket list when she gets older?



Anna the archer


Our girl has been studying the Lenape tribe at school this year. She and her classmates decided they were going to start organizing Lenape battles on the playground during recess. Anna volunteered to make the weapons… we are still pondering whether to be proud or concerned. In any case, she quickly came up with a working design for a bow and arrow.

Frightfully clever, this one.