Friday, April 30, 2010

Movin' kids

So here is the video of the Circus at Avery's Kindergarten. (The video file's pretty big, about 3 minutes, so loading could take a min.) He could have taken his own glasses for his costume, but he said he wanted to use his teacher's... Now I know why. He wanted the shiny glasses.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New springtime 'do

My hair was down to the middle of my back, so I was ready for a bouncy kind of change :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The back of Avery's schoolwork...

This week Avery's tests/schoolwork came home with a series of Star Wars scenes on them. We haven't watched them in months, so I'm surprized at some of the details!

The top part of the picture to the left is Han frozen in the block and Leia beside him saving him. The bottom part shows Luke throwing a rock to bring the gate down on the pit monster trying to eat him.

To the right is poor Jabba getting choked by Leia's chain... I wonder if his teacher looks at the back of his papers...

The last picture is Luke fighting Vader while standing on the grate where Han was frozen. I'm just impressed at his detail and ability to re-create scenes (for a 5 year-old). Oh yes, he also aced his tests :D

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Project

So this is the stole I made for our friend Doug, on the event of his ordination, yay!

The design was Aric's idea, I was simply the executioner. Thanks to help from Eddie's embroidering sewing machine, Eddie herself, and Chip the sketch artist, it is finally finished. Not to the perfection I'd like of course. But I learned a lot about embroidering, new fabrics, and how many needles one can break trying to go through too many layers of fabric :P

If you click on the picture, you may be able to see more detail, but it looks better from far away anyways! It is supposed to be the dragon from Revelations.

Let the soccer/football begin!

So here is Avery (on the right-hand side) going
for the ball in his first soccer game. He knows many kids on his team and the other teams (there are like 10 teams in his age group!), so that makes it fun. Though he seems to enjoy the social hour just as much as chasing the ball!

Curran had some fun watching, but of course his favorite part is playing on the playground at Optimist Park. Though he did ask to go get the ball a couple times, so I think he'd have fun if he was allowed to play.
All the soccer games are on the field right by the park.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

The morning started out with basket explosions. They both got kid gardening gloves, mini pots, and seeds as part of their gifts amongst candy, stickers, etc. In the second picture, Curran was the only kid who had to stop and drive the "car" at church before he went to look for more eggs.

Below is after they finished finding eggs at home. We learned that Curran didn't really understand exactly how gently he needed to put the real eggs into his basket. Let's just say that several of them were... dented :)