A long paddle, and soggy nights made for adventure, but perfect days, stunning scenery and the near absence of bugs made for lots of BWCA fun.
It been just a week, but Angela’s snuggling right in.
first day of 5th and 7th grade!
First day of school. Grace is stressed, worried and not so smiley. Isabel had her clothes hanging out the night before, bounced out of bed, and was waiting on everyone else to head for the bus stop.
Grace took one for the team tonight. Mr. I chased a skunk and got sprayed is getting the peroxide, baking soda, dish soap concoction rinsed from his foul fur. Smells like Clarke will be sleeping in the garage tonight, and tomorrow…. and Saturday, and….
No camera tricks here ~ hand over hand up, and holds the pike for a good 5-10sec.
The big fella is anything but tough, so I figured he just had the doggy sniffles or something. Turns out a tick related fever has him feeling pretty blue ~ woof.
Sparkly and surprisingly difficult to remove… Went to work with a glittery peace sign on my arm 😐
$20 in gas station fireworks = priceless 4th fun with cousin Jack.
It’s the last day of piano camp, and Isabel tells me that they’ll be doing a 5 student piano ensemble. Sounds fun.
update: Isabel’s piano teacher Emily thoughtfully placed a link to a video of the ensemble in the comments below. Also, here’s a link to Emily playing a fun piece called “All of Me” by Jon Schmidt.
On rare occasions the sun comes out and temperatures creep past 70 degrees on the beaches of lake Superior.
rocks after Dad’s day dinner.
bigger than big. The
Stanley Dadley Cup!
The girls think the new trampoline lighting system is pretty awesome. The neighbors on the other hand may disagree… it’s 10:00pm, with two bouncing giggly girls still outside.
A week of field trips, movies, and field days rounds out what was an otherwise educational school year.
First the dog, now a supersize teddy bear. At least this one doesn’t shed.
A mother father duet of escalating reminders is generally required for Isabel to accomplish most tasks she deems not fun. So we had a little chat last night about a 10 year old’s responsibilities. She responded with a mostly silent “huff breath”, but about an hour later I found this…
Hopefully it’s a sign.
Middle school comes to a close in a couple of weeks, and tonight we celebrated some of Edison’s brightest at the annual Honor’s Banquet. Among the 150 6th graders, Grace was one of just 7 kids to earn a 4.0 grade point average. With her smarts, discipline and dedication, I keep telling her…