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Videos of Aurora
Select from the links below to be sent to the video of your choice that is located on YouTube. There are captions to most of the videos that tell a little bit about what happened on the trip or in the photo. The most recent video is at the top, but feel free to check out the other videos from the past. Enjoy!

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



  • 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.