Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Oh how fun to be looking for something in the garage and come across all of Chip's Star Wars toys that were his when he was a child! All 98 figures and carrying cases are in such perfect condition considering Chip used to have little 7 year old heart attacks when his friends would actually get theirs dirty, or, the unthinkable - break Luke Skywalker's lightsaber! Jack has died and gone to heaven with the Millennium Falcon, and whatevertheheck you call the other ships.... I wonder what I could get if I put original Star Wars toys on ebay... Although I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Chip as a boy through Jack and listening to all the sounds that Chip has taught Jack that these lightsabers and spaceships and characters make! Chip does do a pretty darn good Yoda...
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Sixth grade camp was a life-changing experience for Taylor! She overcame her fears and walked across that log waaaayy high up in the air. Can you see her up there?
Chip heckled kids at the dunk tank at the school carnival. Older boys lined up for this opportunity and just kept giving away their dollar bills for 3 chances to dunk "Mr Chip." To make it more fun, Chip wore his USMC t-shirt, with pink arm floaties! In this shot - the ball is on it's way to the target!
On the way home from Taylor's dress rehearsal for her ballet recital, she wanted to watch her dance so she would know what she could work on for her performance later that night. All she wanted to do was nail that double pirouette!
Taylor danced beautifully, and the double pirouette was awesome!! Yay!!!Aubrey's Nadia Comaneci biography project was wonderful! She had to pretend she was a picture of Nadia in a museum and then when people came up to her, she had to give them an oral, memorized biography about Nadia. She did a great job!
"Wagon's Ho" is a day when all the fourth graders get to see what it was like to live "back in the day." They saw logs and lasso horses and make butter and lots of other things.
Aubrey took Jack around to the different stations. Thank goodness, cause it was absolutely freezing that day and I needed to take poor Lilly and Sarah inside!
and... a parting shot of "the look" - Sarah gives this look in disapproval. In this case, Lilly touched Sarah's foot. I love these babies! Happy Summer everyone!