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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…
“Oh, the places
Spent the night on the deck and noted two sure signs of summer; a lone mosquito, and freshly pinked toes.
or maybe just an impressive 6th grade band.
The “ps. ;-)” in my previous post may have been a bit to subtle… Heres the real deal that should remove my name from the child protection officers list.
Been working on this for weeks… When I realized that a counterweight would make pulling the front wheel up way easier. The bags of dog food in the back helped a little, the steel barbell was better but kept falling off. Then Isabel showed up. With her back there the big bike wheelie is a snap.
Grace is at a hotel/water park birthday party sleepover. Isabel’s home, feeling left out, and she lost her boots, bumped her chin, bit her lip, and is having a terrible, horrible no good very bad night…. So we went for a walk. A stick put a brief skip in her step, but didn’t turn the frown upside down.
My weekend work schedule has kept me from a number of Isabel’s volleyball games, but got to watch yesterday and saw some serious improvement.
Major motion picture fun. Thanks for making it possible Molly, Dennis & Louise!
Hope you had a fantastic day Grandma Louise!
Starting with a 7.6 on vault, Grace had to play catch up to get a move up score of 31. A solid beam, bar and floor exercises gave her a 33.1. Moving up to level 5 she is.
Sun + snow = Spring in Duluth.
Everyone seems to like Samson’s new dog bed.
When I suggested movie night, this wasn’t what I had in mind…