Friday, June 22, 2007
Neo and I had a great day yesterday.
Yesterday was a "Bring our children to work" day at NASA. I brought in Neo and we had a blast. It started with a sugar-packed breakfast at IHOP. Afterwards, we went by the Information Services Center and got a student pack full of free information, stickers, a yo-yo, a whistle, and lots of other stuff.
After that, we ate lunch with some of my coworkers and went to the gift shop. Neo got a really cool NASA lanyard and hung his whistle on it.
The coolest part was going to the VR lab and during a break in the training, Neo gave members of the STS-120 crew a picture he drew for them and also got all of their autographs. They were all very nice. Neo is looking forward to seeing "Astronaut Dan" and "Astronaut Stephanie" fly in space. He also met the commander, Pam Melroy. I heard him tell his counselor at the YMCA this morning, "I got to meet some astronauts, and a commander!".
And after that, he got to land the shuttle in the shuttle landing simulator! Twice! I was the pilot and was in charge of putting the landing gear down. The first time he had help, but the second time he landed it on his own, including the parachute deploy.
It was a really great day, and I'm glad I got some pictures to remember it (thanks Keith for letting me borrow the camera). Neo had fun, and now we are anxious to see the STS-120 crew fly (2 missions from now).
You can see all the pics from our fun day here.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Big news today... Emily is pregnant!!!.
We are so excited for Emily, Brent, and Kam. Congratulations guys!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Today was Neo's last soccer game and the team had a pool party afterwards. Neo enjoyed playing this season. Thanks to the coaches and the parents who helped make it great.
Pictures from the pool party are here.