Friday, May 30, 2014

Elementary Artwork

Part of the school day at elementary is dedicated to art. When the kids are small, we hang their masterpieces on the fridge. I do still have Cooper's 3-D snowflake (Winter Weather) from a previous year. This year I came in and volunteered once a week. Often my duties were hanging up the recent works of art that the kids had worked on. It was fun to see all the variety from all the kids. The school had an evening activity to show off all the kid's artwork. I snapped pictures of Cooper's projects. Sometimes it's hard to store the actual papers, but pictures are forever ...

It's always good to see the creative push, not only academics.

Check out some of Cooper's past artwork in older posts ...
Draw Something and Drawing Dragons

I don't remember if all the artwork was sent home (or if I saw it all when it was) but I volunteered in Cooper's classroom during the year. Many of my "jobs" were to create displays for the artwork. You can see a little more about that in my "Coming To Cooper's Class" post.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Derby ... Done

It's that time of year ... Derby Time!

It's actually Derby Time almost every month of the year for Grayson, as he runs various derbies all over the area all throughout the year. But April and May, those are the busy months. Not only does he do several derbies for other scout groups, but he also runs the one for OUR scout group. And that entails more than just the day of the derby. 

A couple weeks before the derby, Grayson opens the garage, welcoming fathers and sons to come work on their cars. They can use the tools and techniques they might not have access to otherwise. Here's a couple snapshots from the workshop ...

... and of course Daddy had to help Colton and Cooper make their cars too!

Then it was the day of the derby ... I made a muvee
(see just the highlights, the night reduced to about three minutes)

And another photo collage ...

Another derby down!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Glimpses of Gray

So ... I'm a little behind in my blog. I really don't want to get behind! April was busy and there is a lot to blog about. Gray and the two older boys went to New York, I'm still needing to get all the pictures organized from their trip. Gray has had a lot of derby duties. Landon has been finishing up his senior year, studying for his AP tests. Callahan and Keaton have been busy with basketball (open gym and Spring Fling). Easter was in there as well. I need to spend some time here updating everything.

Until I do ... I thought I'd share this great photo with you all! Clayton (Gray's brother) was a little bored at work one day and ended up creating this great little lego picture. Grayson is infamous for just having a bit of him in the selfie shots. Clayton didn't know that there was an ACTUAL photo almost identical to his creation.

Here are a couple more "corner dome" shots ... but when I DO get around to getting New York pictures up you'll see a LOT more. 

...sometimes Gray gets a complete selfie. I've had these on my computer for a while. If you take them, I will blog them ...


that's my "appealing flake" 
(someone needs to wear sunscreen on their scalp!)

Glimpses of Grayson
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