Webster Groves High School Orchestra – 12/4/2018

Corvin plays the bass in the Webster Groves High School Orchestra. This is the first concert of the year. He had to get all dressed up and appears sharp!

We did our best to find good seats where we could see Corvin, but its hard when he is in the back. Before the concert, there was time to kill, so I had fun with the family.

If you’re interested, give the orchestra a listen, they are quite good!

Hogan Haake

November – 2018

Its getting cold, that means more time spent inside. We got the Christmas Tree up, then Corvin decided to decorate himself.

Then the fun began…

Corvin and I got in a few unicycle rides this month.

And also of interest, there was a surprise meeting series called the “Blueprint Series” started at work. They put signs up around office to announce it but would not tell us what it was. So I took a photo of one of the signs and started making my own rival signs, placing them up in the office. A few co-workers got in on it with me and we made our own fake posters…

Hogan Haake

Don Robinson with Corvin – 11/23/2018

After visiting Don Robinson park with Danelle, I wanted to go back and hike the other trail. With this destination in mind, I told Corvin that today’s driving lesson would be driving to Don Robinson to hike. He was up for the adventure and we set out. The weather was supposed to turn to rain, causing us to focus on getting there to hike before the rain came. There were a few small showers on the drive out, but we thought it best to press our luck.

Once there, we set out on the long trail to hike.

It started to rain on our hike. Instead of turning back, we jogged on the flat parts to get through the trail faster. We didn’t melt or get very wet. And we hiked the whole trail. I do expect to go back and hike it again to see it at a more leisurely pace!

Hogan Haake

Turkey Trot – 11/22/2018

Corvin signed up for the Webster/Kirkwood Turkey Trot this year. Most of his cross country team was participating in the race. I woke up early with him on Thanksgiving and drove down to the start of the race. We got there early expecting parking to be tight, but 45 minutes early means great parking.

It also meant that we helped some of the setup to make ourselves useful.

Eventually the team got there and they warmed up as a group.

When the run officially started, the plan was for the whole WG cross country to bunch up at the start and get out. Most of the team did that, but Corvin suffers from “Nice Guy” syndrome. That means that he was farther in the back cause he didn’t want to be in other people’s way.

Corvin came through the starting gate about 6 minutes after the starting gun went off. Lucky for him, the race timing system starts the individual’s time when they pass through the timing chute. While he ran a decent race, Corvin figures he could have shaved at least a minute off his time. Except that because he waited so long to start, he had many people blocking his way and he had lots of runners slowing him down as he worked around him.

He can complain all he wants, but here is a screen shot of his finishing time, not too bad!

After we went home and he cleaned up, we went to a brunch hosted by one of the XC team members. It was crazy crowded due to the size of the team.

Later still in the day, I took Corvin and Sonora to the Webster/Kirkwood football game while Danelle was out collecting more samples for her work. It was a long day, but focused around family!

Hogan Haake