Grace is now a waterskier. With a clever idea I got from a waterski coach’s web post, She made it on I think the third try. The trick is that she didn’t get up, she started up. Basically I’m holding onto the boat end of the rope, Grace has her ski tips on the rear swim platform, and as Mom slowly increases the boat speed, I simply let out line. Done right, she doesn’t even get wet. Fun stuff.
ps. This can only be safely done behind a inboard (MasterCraft/Ski Nautique type boat), where the propeller is well under the rear of the boat.
Another one from the lake.
Our first trip to the lake was calm, sunny, and nearly 80 degrees. This is exactly how I felt.
That’s it, today marks the end of chapters 2 and 4 in the elementary school books, and the beginning of a pleasantly pedestrian pace to daily life.
Once again, Caroline cleaned out her closet. She happens to be thin like Grace, a bit taller, and according to Grace, “has lots of cool clothes”. What’s even cooler, is that her too small stuff, is just right for Miss Grace.
Multiplying and dividing already, Isabel puts the wraps on 2nd grade homework. My how time flies.
No license, no bait, lure, hook or otherwise. Just a plastic fish tied to the end of the line. One cast, one fish… Doesn’t get much better than that.
should have been my response… instead, I just took pictures.
Finally warm enough for skirts, sandals and sunscreen.
That’s a close up of the “put the camera down… now” look. I did, right after I took this
A slow start had the girls running the last block to catch the bus.
For it to look anything like spring, we’re gonna need a major meltdown.
The perfect birthday gift for my little reader… thanks Grandma
“almost” straight from Wikipedia…
He’s actually much more docile than his name suggests. Kind of likes us actually… still hangin’ out in the front yard.
Cold feet… not around here.
The birthday girl goes big for breakfast with a “Texas” doughnut.
“Isabel why are you wearing Mom’s robe?” “Cause it smells like Mommy.”
Piano practice with a twist…. can you sit like that?!
Thankfully my brother was kind enough not to ask me to photograph his wedding. While I love taking photos, a wedding photographer I am not. What I did do however was setup an automated photo booth. With the camera on a sturdy tripod, I set a timer to trip the camera and lights every two seconds… For nearly 5 hours. When the dust settled I had over 7000 photos.
The resulting video captures lots friends and family celebrating two wonderful people.
Congratulations Jeremy & Sibby!
ps. it’s way more fun full screen ~ white button in the lower right
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon spans 373 miles from Duluth to the Canadian border, and back. 10 marathon teams started today, with another 30 competing in the mid distance race. Lack of snow which cancelled last years race, and delayed this years, wasn’t a problem today, but temps in the 30′s isn’t ideal for running dogs.
Either way, fun to watch the athletes (2 and 4 legged) tackle old man winter.
Friday night, Mom’s home from NY, and dinner was a leftover, snack, cereal, DIY smorgasbord. With nowhere to be, and nothing to prepare for, Friday night feels just right.
The girls were off school last week. They slept in, had friends over, snowboarded and partied at Uncle Jeremy’s wedding. Problem is, it’s Wednesday, and they still seem hung over. ~ CRANKY ~