I just stumbled upon the Rubin Bolling reimagining of Richard Scarry’s “What Do People Do All Day?” painting from 50 years ago. These are depressing as hell, but they are gold.
The need to get on the road early allowed us to appreciate a beautiful Lake Superior sunrise.
We enjoyed a long weekend on the north shore with Brenda and my parents.
Lily was “exhilarated” by the thought of starting grade 4 with her friends from CVA. Even a rainy morning and a late bus couldn’t dampen her spirits!
Lily’s having a growth spurt so her doc did a bone age x-ray last Wednesday (normal)
Then she slammed her hand in the basement door on Saturday and today we had to x-ray the same hand again! Weird, right?! She doesn’t have any obvious fractures but needs to wear the splint just in case.
Our trip to PEI inspired me to finish a project. This cracked mirror has been waiting for reincarnation. Using clear epoxy and some stones, sea glass, and shells from PEI and the North Shore, we stabilized the glass and made it pretty enough for the patio. It’s a nice way to use our beach treasures, too!
The kids have outgrown their “tree house”. Can I keep it as yard art?!
Yes, Lily chose one of the most difficult recipes I’ve ever made. I shouldn’t have waited until 6pm the night before to ask what she wanted, but still!
Hil is awaiting the bus for the last first day at LJA. We’re all a little sad.
We were inspired by one of Ron’s biggest fans (our friend, Sophia) to transform a gently used 18 inch doll into a gift that any HP loving kid could appreciate! It was a really fun challenge- starting with a red-haired doll from eBay, we began by cutting her hair and eyelashes, removing her painted lips and adding freckles and eyebrows. With a knitted Weasley sweater and some wizarding accessories, the transformation was complete- almost magic!
Lily recently completed the Twin Cities Theater Camp(!) production of Urinetown. She had a great time! Her character’s name was Emily Ocean. It’s an intensive 5 week program, and Lily missed over a week of it due to our summer vacation, but she rallied and was a big presence on stage for the performances!