2 Sam's artwork displayed at a competition - the two Spirographs at the bottom left. One is a collage. He was bummed he didn't win anything, but it was a good experience to talk about it. No one knows how many hours and hours went into those Spirographs!
3 Then over to a symphony - this is waiting to be seated. We decided not to climb trees as we thought we might get in trouble...so this is what we did instead. Jump ferns!
4 And get goofy! Daddy was working this weekend.
5 A little flower for mommy :)
6 Trying and trying to get a picture with my boys! To no avail.
8 In the symphony now. Ben leaned waaaay down at one point and took a look at the lady in front of us. She turned and looked at him very quizzically. I thought it was funny and so did he - a big broad smile at her. It wasn't returned much :)
9 The bassist way over to the right was a big hit. We went up and met her during intermission. Ben likes the bass. I turn up the bass in the truck when we listen to Beethoven and he feels the vibration in the side of the door. She let him feel her bass when she strummed. Pretty cool!
10 Cookies for good boys afterwards! It was a 2 hr performance.
11 Just nibbling along the top of his ferry and carrying it through town on this very blustery, cold day.
12 Then back to the art show to see who won. It was a busy Sunday afternoon.
13 Mommy on a mission to figure out what that bone is on the right. I thought it was a claw but was told by a nice guy at the Wildlife Shelter it was definitely part of a jaw. Then to the vet, who concurred and figured out it was canine. Most likely a baby seal. We could also see where the foramena were for the nerves which innervate the teeth. Interesting because I'd just been to the dentist...
14 Preschool at home for Ben! He thinks he has all the answers so he is a bit of a difficult student. He does not need to learn, but thankfully Grownup Eagle and Penguin are good students!
15 He enjoys teaching them. He knows just about all of his capital letters. Doing well.
16 Then some drilling!
17 Very persistent!
18 All done, mom! Look what I did!
19 Funny man. Such a performer!
20 Baguettes made for teachers - not bad!
21 Driving home from swimming early in the morning before daylight savings time - sun rising!
22 Football time!
23 Ben at the dentist. He was SO good! Excellent direction following, which I thought was a challenge for him. Apparently not when he focuses.
24 Now at the treasure chest. They studied and studied! Sam was down there for 5 minutes digging and evaluating the options!
25 Collecting eggs with the basket I used as a GIRL! So neat.
26 The amaryllis is growing again!
27 Visiting our friend Olaf and getting to check out his lab. He uses a microscope to evaluate pathogens which are affecting trees and plants.
28 There's Olaf and our friend Tami!
29 Off to Ft Flagler to check out camping options.
30 Blustery beach!
31 Then to Pt Townsend for lunch and SHAKES!
32 Sam loves HollyRamona :)
33 She is such a factory of sweet!
34 Doing some trail work. Ben continues to love the axe Tito Pig made for him. It gets a lot of use!
35 We were all exhausted from blasting out a new trail. I brought snacks out in this little container which is what I use for chicken scratch. (The snacks were candies - all wrapped up! Naughty naughty mommy!) The boys LOVED hanging out on the driveway and feeding on candy in the sun! So much naughtiness.
36 My marketing list, with Decimal Dan" off to the side. He only has 1.5 pants.
37 Doug and Mary - another favorite present continuing to get good use!
38 Taking Snakie and Racky to the seamstress to get all stitched up.
39 And Sam at his lesson with Randy. Thought you'd enjoy seeing him there.
41 Busy day - then to an assembly on Flight. It was VERY well done! Ben is such a good boy to come to all these things and watch. Eagle is quite absorbed, too, can you see?
42 We found a long-toed salamander yesterday out in the woods! So Sam created a wonderful habitat for him and found him a worm early this morning before school to feed him breakfast. Such a responsible guy.
43 We're trying to keep him happy and healthy for sharing day on Friday.
44 Just like catching lizards in Hawaii. Dave thought we should do some research before handling these things, but I did check some herpetology websites before we moved and didn't recall seeing anything poisonous, so of course we just picked him right up.
45 How to do a proper compost!
46 Instructions. This is at the library.
47 Uh oh! Hummer is stuck in the ditch, just like the big trucks up on the road (workers who are building the new school).
48 Apple fritter at Bay Hay!
49 This is how the world looks if you are a chicken.
50 And this is Merlin.
51 Holly Ramona :)
52 Roosting! I moved the stumps into the fire pit area so we could sit under the plum tree just like the chickens.
53 The Family Science Night! This is Greg, the STEM coordinator, putting up a life-size dino!
55 Family science night. This is Dave's table. He was one of the volunteers. Dave and his fellow volunteers made a demo of how roots grow.
56 District Superintendent came, too.
57 Measuring a dino foot then re-creating it to scale.
59 Good turnout!
62 Ben had to haul himself up to see anything!
63 Hairy head!
64 Can you find the cute chorus frog? We really hear them at night.
65 After a day cutting trails :) Nice hair, huh? I look like a chia pet!