Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The craft party was a huge success! Whew! I'm glad it's over. :)
This is Emma practicing the 'less is more' theory. HA! She was a wild thing with the squirt bottle. All of her creations were sopping wet.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
here are some shots I took during the festivities.
The evening ended up being gorgeous, so we decided to watch the fireworks outside on the promenade. GM passes out armbands to a certain number of people and cordens off an area, so we had kind of a private viewing area (with a few hundred friends). There were face painters and balloon twisters. All for free!
Emma wanted to venture down to the carnival rides, so we went. I should have known what it was going to be like. The entire population of Detroit was loitering about in one small area. Most of them talking on cell phones. (who are they talking to? It was loud and crowded and why do you feel the need to make a call now?) They went on one ride, because we didn't have enough tickets to do a second ride and because they were ridiculously expensive. The kids used the rest of their tickets to buy italian ice. I think they made a wise choice.
Evan talked thru the entire show, which I totally expected. But he did leave his ears uncovered...except for the finale. That was loud. He still talked to me though.
I think they had a great time!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
we went strawberry picking today.
It was overcast & cool, but sure beat last year's 90 degrees and sunny by a mile! The fields were also dry (a first for us) so the berries were smaller and firmer.
Nothing is better than fresh picked berries.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
After the clap, 3rd, 4th & 5th graders go to a roller skating party. I didn't volunteer to drive because I was trying to avoid a war in my household, and that's cool with me. A bunch of loud kids in my car is something I try to avoid whenever I can. But I went to skate and watch and hang out for a few hours.
More fantastic photography skills.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
4 down, 3 to go.
As much as I enjoy watching the kids play, the end of the season can't come fast enough. Too many games & practices. Too hot. Too many other end-of-the-year things going on. We're ready to pack it in.
This week has been brutal. If it wasn't 90 degrees, we had 50 mph winds to deal with. Or dodging thunderstorms. No one wants to make up games. We're all burned out. Check, please.
We had a mixed bag of games-one of the best played games of the season followed by one of the worst. Evan was goalie for the second half of the worst game.He's a good sport about playing in goal. If Coach Paul asks him, he does it; but it's not his favorite. He gives it his all, and sometimes he's exceptionally good. Yesterday was not one of those days.
I'm so proud of how far he has come this season. He really learned a lot from Rush soccer, and I'll be sad to not have him suit up in the fall. It's hard to not be buoyed by his optimism though- he can't wait for football to start, and would like to sign up for rec soccer in the spring. He doesn't feel like he is 'playing down' to go back to rec, and that is a great attitude for him to have.
One more game. Hope for a win!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I have some little alliums popping right now. I love aliums, even though i really wanted to move these particular guys and they went and bloomed on me, I won't mess with a blooming plant. Maybe they sensed that...
My irises are spectacular! The color is a very deep violet and I love love them. I wish they would bloom longer. It's their only fault.
Hi Bullet! Haven't seen you for a few days...
A glimpse around the pond. (Note the wooden 'Sue' clog that I bought at the antique market filled with little pink blossoms.) Everything is doing so well, so I have to go and change it all! Until the heat, I had been busily digging up and moving things around. NOw it's ninety-eleven degrees and stuff is blooming, so I quit. Plus, I gravely injured myself with a shovel last week and I'm not over the trauma. Gardening is dangerous!