It's Father's Day and my two favorite dads in the world are not here with me. I miss them both and wish them the best Father's Day ever. You too.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Martin left about an hour ago to catch his flight to Germany. Wah. Yes, I'm going to Wah for a week because I didn't get to go. He actually wanted me to go, and found me a ticket and was planning on buying it for me, but it was too short notice and I felt like I couldn't make arrangements with all the things going on with the boys. Anyhoo, in honor of his galavanting off to Germany (without me), here is Hayden's Living Museum. During the last week of school, the 4th grade presents the "Living Museum" and each child dresses up as a character they have researched for the last four weeks. They line up in the gym and have a round sticker on their shoulder and parents and students wander through pressing stickers and getting an earful of bios from each "living" statue. Hayden happened to be Mozart - born in Austria, neighbor to Germany. With me? Yeah, I'm trying.
Ok, so come take the tour with me. Here is Mozart in all his glory waiting for the classes to arrive.
John Lennon showed up.
As did Betsy Ross.
Mozart had the honor of standing next to Mother Theresa.
and Leonardo DaVinci were all fabulous.
I was wowed by Aristotle's philosophies and also his beard.
Isaac Newton dropped his apple on the floor every time he gave his schpeel.
I liked Mark Twain,
Queen Katherine I
and Albert Einstein.
Surprisingly, Marie Antoinette had regained her head.
The kids did a great job.
I will leave you with Mozart and his amazingness.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I thought I was back on track. I was clearly wrong. I have been attending Twilight Camp (cub scout camp) with Hayden everyday since Monday. Every day from 3:45 until 9:15pm. I am sunburnt. I stink. My feet hurt. Today we had 100 degree weather with full-on humidity. Nice.
It is the End-of-Twilight-Camp-Eve. I should be in bed, but I have so much to catch up on. I have been looking forward to next week for quite some time. TLC is always the week after school gets out, so our summer doesn't really start until the week after TLC. It's almost here. We have planned movies and swimming and family stuff - except Martin's boss notified him today that he has to leave Saturday to go to Germany. I am not able to go. I will have to play mommy and daddy by myself the first week of real summer. Wah.
I will be setting up a tent tomorrow afternoon for Hayden and Martin's Webelos Camp-out. Yeah. Good times. This will probably be my last Twilight Camp. Just one more "last" this year. Hayden will be moving on to Boy Scouts by the end of the year.
Thanks goodness moms aren't allowed.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I had every intention of keeping things updated - our little Memorial Day trip, school activities, etc., but I have had to throw in the towel. I have had re-ocurring stomach flu and am finally getting over it. While we were in Tennessee, I had a migraine nearly the whole time, Since we have been back, it has been super crazy with the end of school activities.
So, I will not go into a huge travelogue about the boys' International Trials Competition. You can just look at the pictures and imagine yourself there. If I tried to explain what happened, you would be left with a narrative of how awful I felt the whole time. I will spare you that. Enjoy the view!
They had fun.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I'm not quite ready to post about the Tennessee trip. It didn't go exactly as planned and my pictures are difficult to transfer from my camera since I got this new computer. When my patience returns, I will enlighten you with Tennessee. In the meantime, I need to document this little feller.
He may be one of my favorite projects to date. He is, however, no longer living with me.
He has a permanent home in Blackfoot, Idaho. He looks a little Oscar-the-Grouchy to me.
Before the real bunny was sold to the highest bidder, I introduced real bunny to OTG bunny. Real bunny sniffed, then bit him. The attack happened so fast I nearly lost control of my camera. I saved OTG bunny and put him in a box headed for his new home.
See you soon, Bunny!