Friday, May 21, 2010

fri, 5/ 141

Today Niall finally presented his slideshow of pictures from Africa to his class. I left my laptop at school with him to make it easy to show the slideshow on the class projector (all the teachers have Macs so it wasn't easy to copy the photos over).

This is one of the photos in the show: a collage we made of some of his many swim outings.

Apparently the show was a big success. "I got 11 questions, Mom!" Of course tonight at bedtime he couldn't remember a single one. LOL!

thu, 5/ 140

Cory and Theo were having a grand time at Extended Day as I arrived, grinding chalk into powder and then rubbing their hands in it. So much fun!

It made beautiful chalk-dust art on the sidewalk, too.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

wed, 5/ 139

As we were leaving swim lessons tonight, Niall spotted a snail on the sidewalk and said, "So that's why they call it a snail's pace. They really do move slowly." :-)

tue, 5/ 138

I've been going to the same Grease Monkey in Bothell to get the oil changed for...18 years? I'm practically an institution there. :D

Monday, May 17, 2010

mon, 5/ 137

This is the first year the little lilac tree in my front yard has bloomed. Lilacs are my favorite flower.

I'm so happy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

sun, 5/ 136

Today was a driving kind of day. Took Niall to a birthday party way down past North Bend, right under Mount Si. Then swung by Josie's in Seattle so Kellen could drop something off. Got to see the Olneys' home and garden (they gave us some homegrown asparagus - yum!), and then we headed back home.

We photogs could resist stopping along the way to take a few pictures of the gorgeous scenery in North Bend. It was great to be with someone who didn't complain about a few extra stops! :D

sat, 5/ 135

Today was the Little School Art Festival - one of my favorite school events. And all four of my boys were there! The teachers especially were thrilled to see the older two alums.
It was a gorgeous day, and the only problem was trying to get to all the fun crafts inbetween snagging lunch (pizza and Jamba Juice), viewing the kids' art in the Center Room (amazing, as always!), attending the puppet show (yay Nancy & Stephen!), taking my turn at booth duty, and visiting with everyone along the way!

Oh, and I also had Velcro Boy attached to me most of the time, so that added to the challenge. Niall, on the other hand, took his stack of tickets and I hardly saw him for the next three hours. Bought his own lunch, picked the crafts he wanted to do (I think he just did the cookie-decorating...three times!), played basketball with a random dad, ran around with his friends - had a fine old time.

Here's Cory showing Grandma his face painting: a cool black spider on a web.