Placing 6th in her age group, the bars were certainly one of her better routines.
Apparently unafraid of the ghoulish theme, Grace put up some of her better scores of the year.
My gymnast, and the hardest working 11 yo. I know.
Don’t think anyone looks forward to the end of the school day like Clarke ~ Welcome home Isabel!
First day of middle school and 4th grade… went well from what I hear
Couldn’t resist on the soundtrack… it’s copyrighted so you’ll need the password. Hint, what’s a pack animal that beings with “Lla”?
Not allowed in the pool, Clarke was strangely content playing lifeguard.
Grace bombing mom’s iPhone in slow motion ~ still works.
come on… sing it!
Under the sea
Darling it’s better
Down where it’s wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin’
Full time to floatin’
Under the sea
Under the sea is where Grace and Isabel will be spending this week; surfacing only occasionally in Grandma’s pool for food and air.
not for the mix master Miss Isabel.
This was my answer to “what can I do?”. When I start sanding I’ll probably reconsider the wisdom of having Isabel help with drywall prep.
Here’s another reason why Duluth was voted Outside magazine’s best outdoors town. Chester Park’s weekly, and free summer concert series. With sun and 70 degrees we took in local legend Charlie Parr playing at the base of Chester ski hill and it’s towering old school ski jump.
Isabel brought a friend, they listened briefly, but spent most of their time scaling the ski slope.
The second of Duluth’s two seasons is upon us… Mosquito season. Hoping that a bit of wind would help keep the pests at bay, I installed a ceiling fan on the deck. While it does work, you need a lot of fleece to deal with the wind chill.
Isabel prefers a slow cooked, gently browned marshmallow that someone else has tended to perfection… Unlike her marshmallows however, the weekend sun left Isabel’s shoulders anything but nicely brown. Ouch!
Grace likes ’em crispy.
Spent last week in Yellowstone NP with my photo buddy Sparky. We left last Sunday late afternoon, driving through the night arriving in Yellowstone early Monday morning. We chased bears, birds and bison until Thursday afternoon when we headed
for Teddy Roosevelt NP. After a night in Teddy we drove the wildlife loop
Despite the sunny weather a sore throat had Isabel feeling gloomy today.
With lotsa frosting and even more Love.
Isabel trying to prove that the countless episodes of “Cake Boss” she’s watched, haven’t been a total waste of time.
Grace demos the new and improved gymnastic bar. The metal brackets to the old one were actually torn in half in some particularly windy weather.
“shenanigans” = secret or dishonest pixel maneuvering or manipulation.
It’s a school day, your alarm clock’s playing a catchy pop song… snooze or pillow to ears is my response.
Music resonates with that kid such that humming/singing along is somehow a subconscious, almost required response. All I know is it’s awfully cute.