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!
This may be on McSweeney’s, but it’s a great history lesson on US depredations in Latin America. Yup, we owe these people at the border. Big time.
After 2 seasons of no scores, the Sharks (Lily’s soccer team) finally scored a goal, in the last game of the second season. And it was Lily that scored it! “Elation” falls short of the screaming!
If there are any Sharks that see this, Thea’s name is Lily, but we called her Thea (short for Dorothea which is her middle name) because there was already a Lily on the team!
Starting to fill in nicely!
Finally replaced the giant elm that the city removed last year. The ginkgo is looking good, and we’ve covered the huge dirt patch. Rabbits ate my dwarf dogwood so we had to add some fencing. I hope we’re done with it for a while!