Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
For those of you who don't know. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a rating system developed by the US Green Building Council that certifies buildings as either certified, silver, gold or platinum based on their environmental and sustainability achievements. A LEED certified building is one that has achieved enough points because its design and construction is environmentally friendly and "Green".
We were so proud of Miles when he passed. Very few people pass this test the first time they take it. It is a very difficult exam. Miles says he doesn't know of hardly any one who has passed on the first try. You have to score a 170 out of 200 to pass -about an 85%. (the test was multiple choice/multiple answer). Miles scored a 180.!! He is now 1 of about 10 LEED AP's in his office of 200 plus employees. We are so proud of him.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Kenya drinking from a fountainOliver and Kenya. Kenya was hard to keep motivated, he wanted to play with rocks the entire time. Oliver didn't exactly tell me how much we would be walking. There are 3.5 miles of trails and we walked at least that far. All the way to the end of the lake and back.
Kenya kept sitting down to play or would try to take off and pet dogs. Oliver and I walked ahead and told Kenya we were leaving. Kenya said "bye" We hid in a bush for a few minutes and Kenya didn't even care we were gone.As we said before Kenya loves to hang.
So I have been thinking that the first part of Azure's life she will have pictures of being in the wrap and maybe a few with her head out. BUT I can say she is always happy when we are out and about.... It's not like I am putting her on a leash, which you will never see me do!
Playing down town
Look close Kenya was screaming!!!! He wanted to walk, and was not in the mood for more pictures.
Feeding the ducks
We had fun walking along looking for frogs, turtles and ducks. There was tons of dogs walking around... BIG SURPRISE. Kenya got into a bad habit of running up to random dogs and trying to pet them. Sometimes you can tell when a owner doesn't want you touching their dog. They might even walk faster but Kenya will try to chase them down until he gets to pet the dog.
I have now successfully taught him, when you see a dog you have to ask the owner if you can pet the dog. IF they say yes, hold out your hand to let the dog smell you and then you can pet them. I am scared a day will come where he runs up to a dog and gets bit, so as soon as I see a dog I make sure Kenya is at my side.