Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Awards Day!

'Tis the season for proud parents' end-of-year program postings. Ours is from today. Andrew received awards for perfect attendance and creativity, and Ethan received awards for his building and math skills. There were moments Jon and I didn't believe we would make it to the end of the school year with these two, but we are almost there and couldn't be happier to be their parents. They have two patient, kind, creative, smart teachers!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Yesterday evening, as the excitement of the 3-day weekend was just settling in, we got a pretty intense rainstorm here in NE Columbia.  The four of us enjoyed running around in the front yard, getting soaked.  It was awesome.

THEN, hail started falling!  Jon and I have both experienced it before, but years ago and nowhere near as large or intense as these ice chunks were.  It sounded like a battlefield from inside the house.  The family just sat at our front door, curiously and helplessly watching our cars get pelted.  Ethan had a million questions and Maddie was completely wigged out.  Our cars are both dented. I dread checking out the damage to my veggies.

Mother Nature. Sigh.

Friday, May 9, 2014

More from the Sparkleberry Fair, Two Weeks Later...

I am finally getting around to posting the second half of pics from the fair.  The boys had a great time!
Andrew didn't really get the bumper car idea, so it wasn't his favorite.  Maybe next year?

The 45-second haunted house ride.... Ethan freaked out and only rode once.
Andrew went by himself about 5 more times afterward.

We ran into old friends and loved riding along with them.

Couldn't get there fast enough!

I also saw some of my sweet students.

Getting a little tired.  It was HOT.

OK, a LOT tired. Fair: 1. Andrew: 0.

Time for a nap!