Thursday, June 01, 2006

Nothing but pictures!

Lest you all think I've been doing nothing for the last two weeks, I will tell you that nothing could be farther from the truth. It has been CRAZY in that "end of the school year" fashion. And I have been working on two projects, which I cannot/will not post pictures of or details about quite yet. Still, I've been feeling like a slacker, so here's a post full of photos and brief explanations...

First, some pictures from our Mother's Day trip to the zoo (just the kids and I so G. could finish his correcting). We saw all the traditional animals, but these birds, running "wild" were more entertaining!

Then a picture of my handmade Mother's Day gifts from C. and T. C. made me a "chain" of paper (origami) cranes and beads. T. made me a candle from an old wine bottle, some yarn, dry macaroni and crayons.
The next two are from two performances that C. had in school. The first shows her with her dear friend M2 playing a duet at the "solo and ensemble concert". It's called "Lonely Ballroom" and C. and M2 wrote it themselves! Their orchestra instructor seemed very pleased and we parents were sure proud :) The second picture is from the First Annual Spring Sing at their school. C. and her friend V. were strolling musicians while the parents were waiting for the concert to begin. Unfortunately, five minutes into the concert it started to storm and the whole outdoor concert was postponed by two days. C. is wearing Chuck Taylors intentionally--the fifth graders learned to dance the merengue (girls WITH boys!) and were told to wear sneakers so they didn't get hurt!Over Memorial Day weekend, we had T's birthday party. He had five classmates over and we went to The Mineshaft--a restaurant with a huge game room, then home for cake and a sleepover. He had a fantastic time, but is still catching up on sleep...

Here's one of T. with the snake he had painted on his face at Family Fun Night (the school's end-of-the-year cookout, games, fun thing):
And last (but not least) is a picture of M. doing dot-to-dots--her latest passion:

2 comments:

Rawmilkstar said...

Wow, you guys have been very busy!! I was wondering if you have any other pictures of the peacock and if they are high resolution? My 90+ year old Grandma LOVES peacocks and that picture you have there would make a great 8x10 for her wall.

Dar said...

Lots of great photos - your kids look happy and busy! Sounds like a great mother's day, too...