2019: Winter Christmas Chorus Concert
2019: Colorado Trip
2019: Spring Chorus Show
- Big Birthday Present Video #1
Videos of Aurora's reaction to her big birthday present this year while at Red Robin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was for Taylor Swift concert tickets for Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on August 7, 2018. This video is mostly of her reading the card.
- Big Birthday Present Video #2
This is the reaction video and the big hug mom got, even though it was all dad's idea.
- 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony
Video of Aurora's name being read during the 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony on June 7, 2018.
- Graduation Song
Video of the graduation song "Hall of Fame" sung at the end of the graduation ceremony by the students on June 7, 2018.
- "The Bees and The Trees" Poem Reading
Video of Aurora reading her poem that was nominated for the Quill and Scroll at school on January 31, 2018.
2017: "A Journey Through Virginia History" Play
2017: School Chorus Concert
- Video #1
Videos from the February 22, 2017 School Chorus Concert held at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. This and the next video are from that night.
- Video #2
- Aurora's Swim Test Video
Aurora's swim test to be able to go off the diving board on August 10, 2016 at the Veteran's Park Pool near home in Virginia. The video was shot on Kate's cell phone.
- Aurora's First Jump Off the Diving Board Video
Aurora's first jump off of a diving board on August 10, 2016 at the Veteran's Park Pool near home in Virginia. The video was shot on Kate's cell phone.
- Aurora, Evelyn, and Samuel at a Trampoline Park
Aurora and her friends, Evelyn and Samuel, jumping at a trampoline park in Massachusetts on July 30, 2016. The video was shot on Kate's cell phone.
2016: School Chorus Perfoming for New Dominion Choraliers
2015: Second Grade Play - This is Your Lifecycle
2014: First Grade Play - Famous Americans
- Video #1
Aurora had her first show for First Grade at school on February 11, 2014. They were doing a show on Famous Americans. She was one of the kids in the chorus to sing some of the songs. This and the next five videos are from the play.
- Video #2
- Video #3
- Video #4
- Video #5
- Video #6
- Aurora's Christmas Dance
Aurora and her cousins doing some dancing for the family during Christmas Day 2013.
- Dancing with the Bunny at Cox Farm
Aurora went to Cox Farm in Virginia on September 22, 2013. This and the next two are from that event. This one has her dancing with the person in the bunny costume.
- On the Rope Swing at Cox Farm #1
This video and the next one shows her doing the rope swing.
- On the Rope Swing at Cox Farm #2
- Dance Class
On September 21, 2013, Aurora had dance class, and this is a video from that day.
- Aurora at Kennywood Park
Aurora rides the Mini Whip at Kennywood Park during her first visit to the Pittsburgh amusement park. The video is from August 16, 2013.
- Aurora Tries Taekwondo #1
On May 18, 2013, Aurora went with her friend, Dakota, to where Dakota learns Taekwondo. Aurora was the guest, so she got to try out some moves with the instructors. This and the next video are from that event.
- Aurora Tries Taekwondo #2
- Aurora Dances While Waiting for Honor Flight
On April 20, 2013, we were waiting for an Honor Flight to come in at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. A local band was playing patriotic songs and Aurora did some marching or dancing during the concert.
- Aurora Dancing with Dad Before an Honor Flight
On April 20, 2013, we were waiting for another Honor Flight to come in at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. In this one, Aurora dances with dad while a local band plays patriotic songs.
- Parade of Nations as a Pioneer Girl
On November 1, 2012, Aurora's school put on the "Parade of Nations." Aurora wore her Civil War dress as a pioneer/Civil War era girl. This video has her and another girl in the parade.
- Aurora and Dad on the Glacier Cruise
We took an awesome family trip to Alaska from August 15, 2012 to September 1, 2012. On August 28, 2012, we were in Seward, Alaska. We took a glacier cruise on this day within the Kenai Fjords National Park. While on the cruise to the first glacier, Aurora hung out with dad and did some singing, too.
- Aurora Singing in the RV
On August 30, 2012, we were on our way to Homer, Alaska in the RV we had rented. Aurora did some more singing to pass the time.
- Aurora Dancing at the Fair
On July 25, 2012, Aurora and some friends were at the Prince William County Fair in Virginia. This video shows Aurora dancing around while waiting for a program to begin.
- Aurora's 2012 Pittsburgh Birthday Party #1
Aurora had a belated birthday party on July 7, 2012 while back in Pittsburgh, Aunt Stella provided the location for the festivities. There was also a pinata to whack at.
- Aurora's 2012 Pittsburgh Birthday Party #2
Aurora takes her turn at the pinata on July 7, 2012.
- Aurora Dancing with Friends at Wedding Reception
Aurora having fun at the wedding reception on May 27, 2012.
- Dancing Before an Honor Flight
Aurora relieves some energy while waiting for the greeting of the Honor Flight of Northern California at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC on May 11, 2012.
- Aurora's Preschool Graduation Song
One of the several songs that Aurora and her fellow classmates sung at their preschool graduation on May 24, 2012.
- Ballet Class Recital #1
On January 7, 2012, Aurora and her classmates put on a little ballet recital for the parents. This and the next two videos are from that event.
- Ballet Class Recital #2
- Ballet Class Recital #3
- Playtime at Dakota's #1
On February 14, 2012, Aurora was over at her friend, Dakota's house for some playtime. This and the next video are from that day.
- Playtime at Dakota's #2
- Meeting the Blown-up Turkey
On November 23, 2011, Aurora greets the blown-up turkey in the front yard.
- American Legion Halloween Party Games #1
On October 29, 2011, we headed over to the American Legion for their Halloween party for the kids. They had some games for them to play. This and the next video are from the event.
- American Legion Halloween Party Games #2
The mummy wrapping contest.
- Aurora Playing with Her Bunnies
In August 2011 we took a trip to the Upper Midwest. On this trip Kate and I collected the final states to have visited all 50 United States. I just needed North Dakota, while Kate needed Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. After this trip, Aurora has been to 27 of the 50 States. This video is from the first day of the trip, August 5, 2011, and has Aurora playing with her bunnies while singing "Who Let the Dogs Out."
- Aurora Singing Snuggle Puppy
This video is from August 9, 2011, and has Aurora singing some of "Snuggle Puppy."
- Dancing with Evelyn
During a trip to visit Kate's sister, she and Aurora also stopped in Massachusetts to visit her best friend, Janice, and her little girl, Evelyn. This is short video from July 23, 2011 or Aurora, Evelyn, and Janice dancing to "Who Let the Dogs Out."
- Bounce House Fun
At the kids portion of Kate's 20th High School Reunion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 9, 2011, Aurora had some fun in the bounce house.
- Playtime with Friends
Video of Aurora playing with her friends, David and Evelyse, on July 6, 2011.
- Fun at a Summer Day Camp
On June 24, 2011, Aurora had some fun at her day camp at Veteran's Park.
- Birthday Party Pinata #1
At Aurora's birthday party on June 18, 2011, a pinata was set up inside for the kids to take a shot at. This and the next video are from the party.
- Birthday Party Pinata #2
Aurora takes a swing or two.
- Aurora at Swim Lessons #1
On May 31, 2011, Aurora had one of her swim lessons at one of the County pools. This and the next video are from those lessons.
- Aurora at Swim Lessons #2
- Aurora Dances with Her Bunny
On the weekend of May 21, 2011, we took Aurora on her first camping trip to see how she would handle it. We stayed local, but still an hour and a half to two hours west at Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. This and the next two videos are from the time we first got to the Big Meadows Campground.
- Playing with a Ball with Dad #1
- Playing with a Ball with Dad #2
- Aurora's Preschool Graduation Ceremony
Aurora and her classmates had a little graduation ceremony at the Veteran's Park gym on May 19, 2011. Aurora was not going on to Kindergarten the next year, so she only got to wear a scarf, while the students moving on to Kindergarten wore the full cap and gown. This video is Aurora's teacher talking about having Aurora in her class.
- Dance Time with Bunny
On April 21, 2011, Aurora had some fun dancing (or spinning) with her stuffed animal bunny.
- Can You Spell Your Name
On March 31, 2011, Kate asked Aurora to spell her name. What she got was a little goofiness, but cute anyway.
- Aurora Playing on the Beach
A video of Aurora playing on a beach in Bradenton, Florida on March 11, 2011.
- Aurora Running the Bases
Aurora and her friend J.D. run the bases at McKechnie Field after one of the Pirates Spring Training games on March 13, 2011.
- Fun Time at the Mall
On November 22, 2010, Kate and Aurora were at the mall when Aurora wanted to dance around.
- Dance Time at Home #1
On October 2, 2010, Aurora had fun dancing for the camera and screaming with joy at times. This and the next video are from that day.
- Dance Time at Home #1
Dante was in the video too, and eventually became Aurora's playmate.
- Driving with David
On September 13, 2010, Aurora was at David and Evelyse's house. David pushed Aurora around on a little car that they had at the house.
- Aurora's Day in the Pool
Aurora in the pool with Uncle Ryan and Aunt Stella in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 2, 2010.
- Singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame #1
On August 28, 2010, Aurora and Kate were in the backyard. Kate got Aurora to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" a couple times - with some help. This and the next video are the attempts at the song.
- Singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame #2
- Is That Singing in the Rain
On August 21, 2010, Kate and Aurora were on a trip. One of the stops was to Kate's sister Linda's house. Aurora had fun outside with a new umbrella that they got.
- First Pony Ride at Birthday Party
On August 1, 2010, one of Aurora's friends had a birthday party. At the party, they had a pony that the kids could ride. This was Aurora's first time being on a horse or pony. She did fine and was really brave.
- Outdoor Fun at the Electric Palm
On July 10, 2010, Aurora and some friends were at the Electric Palm restaurant. They all enjoyed the outdoor setting.
- Playtime with David and Evelyse
On July 1, 2010, Aurora was over at her friend's, David and Evelyse, house for a play-date.
- Dance Time in Richmond, Virginia
On May 26, 2010, Aurora and friends were on a play-date in Richmond, Virginia and doing some dancing.
- 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Home and Season Opener
Aurora hanging with dad on April 5, 2010 during the Pirates home and season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Bucs won the game 11-5.
- Aurora at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Aurora checking out and enjoying the blue lobster at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on April 2, 2010.
- Easter Petting Zoo in Dumfries, Virginia
On March 20, 2010, Aurora got to pet some furry friends at the Dumfries Easter Egg Hunt Petting Zoo in Virginia.
- Playtime with David
On February 25, 2010, Aurora was over at her friend's house. Her friend, David, and Aurora lounged on the couches, but also had some fun.
- Another Big Snowfall
Aurora reacts to see another big snowfall outside the house on February 6, 2010. We got about 18 inches from this blast to go along with another 18 inches from the end of 2009.
- Headed to Grandma's House
On January 28, 2010, we were headed to grandma's house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is video of Aurora in the car doing a little wiggle to a song.
- All Aboard the Aurora Train
On January 7, 2010, we went to Kids In Motion. Aurora enjoyed the train play set that they have.
- Aurora Laying Around
A video from January 3, 2010 showing something Aurora still likes to do. Lay around in weird positions.
- Unwrapping Christmas Presents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #1
On December 23, 2009, we were in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Christmas holiday. We went to Aunt Stella's and Uncle Ryan's place to unwrap presents. This and the next video are from that scene.
- Unwrapping Christmas Presents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #2
- First Really Big Snowfall in the New House
Aurora out in the first major snowfall in the new house on December 19, 2009. She gets a little scared by the wind that starts blowing some snow around and also from some cold hands. We got 18 inches of snow from this system.
- Let It Snow
On December 18, 2009, Aurora was ready for some snow, as we were expecting 8-12 inches of the white stuff over night. It ended up being 18 inches.
- Playing with Jimbo
On November 13, 2009, Aurora had fun playing with her clown friend, Jimbo, in the kitchen.
- Chuck E. Cheese Dance
On November 11, 2009, Aurora danced a little at Chuck E. Cheese.
- Yard Work with Dad #1
On November 9, 2009, dad was outside doing yard work, and Aurora had fun with the leaves and helping dad cut the grass. Dante occasionally joins in on the fun. This and the next four videos are from that day.
- Yard Work with Dad #2
- Yard Work with Dad #3
- Yard Work with Dad #4
This one has a little chase with Dante.
- Hanging at Mount Vernon, Virginia
On October 26, 2009, Kate and Aurora went to Mount Vernon, Virginia for the afternoon.
- Gymboree Halloween Party #1
On October 23, 2009, Aurora was at a local Gymboree for their Halloween Party. This and the next video are from that night.
- Gymboree Halloween Party #1
- Goat at Belvedere Plantation
On October 22, 2009, Aurora went to Belvedere Plantation in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her play-school class for Halloween. While there, she met a goat and had fun feeding him.
- Aurora and Janice in the Pool #1
In August 2009, Kate and Aurora made a trip to visit her best friend, Janice, in Massachusetts. This and the next video from August 11, 2009 are of Aurora and Janice in her pool.
- Aurora and Janice in the Pool #2
- Aurora and Aunt Linda at the Lake
A couple days later, Kate and Aurora made their way to Kate's sister Linda's house in Pennsylvania. This video from August 15, 2009 is of Aurora and Aunt Linda in the lake near Linda's house.
- Pooltime with David
On July 27, 2009, Aurora and her friend, David, had fun in the backyard mini pool.
- Mom Questions Aurora
On July 25, 2009, Kate had some questions for Aurora and wanted her to answer for the camera.