Sunday, September 28, 2014

September Sunday afternoon

Last month (or maybe two), Claire's class worked on decorating frames for a city art exhibit.  Each child got to do their own frame, which was displayed today at Edgewood College at "Windows of Worlds".  This is Claire with her "window".

And again with her best friend, Ana.

The exhibit also had free face painting which the kids couldn't pass up.  Here's Wesley the lion.

And Claire, the angel.  The angel's face is on her forehead between her eyes and the pink, white, and gold on her cheeks are the wings.

Claire's second soccer game (ever).  She's in the green shirt in the middle with the pink socks.  Her team, the Chompers, has to learn how to stop being so nice and letting the other team have the ball.  They did much better today and even scored three goals!  Go, Chompers!

Here they are chasing after the other team.  The boy in green is Joseph, a boy from our neighborhood.  If you remember, his old sister, Ruthie, plays with Wesley, and their mother, Katie, played with me, when I was little.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

First Day of School

Our first grader and 4K preschooler

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claire's birthday party

The cake masterpiece (with more figurines on the other side).  Thank you, Aunt Ann for the help!

Birthday party at the gym nearby; here's a shot from the bounce house

Our little monkey

Foam pit run...


Stuck in the foam!

The 'coach' loved building stacks of foam blocks for the kids to knock down.  Here's the 'before' shot...

and the action shot as Wesley knocks down the wall

Mommy and the birthday girl


Hurry, Claire!

Happy birthday girl on the bars

The whole crew

Birthday cake fun

Splash Park!



Claire will sit on the turtle when the water stops, but...

Wesley doesn't seem to mind either way.

Skipping through the water

Fun action shot

Take that, fountain!

Hamming it up

You put your right foot in...

Waiting... waiting...

Just missed!

Loving the splash park

Dane County Fair

Charlie the pig and Charles the Dad

Checking out the pigs (and really really wanting to pet them)

Finally got some owners' permission to pet the cows

Milking practice

He's got it

Small animal petting in the children's area

Funny faces

Trying out a new headband from a friend