Wednesday with June

Yesterday morning Jeff & I headed into Larne Elementary School to see June and all the other fifth graders present their Title One program for the year.  Each team of two drew from a jar, and got a different environmental problem to brainstorm and address in a new way, and then created a project to […]

Mr Popper’s Penguins

Last night Meg and I picked up June and Mason, and met Steph and her boys Austin & Nathan at the auditorium for our last program of the year, the Charlotte Children’s Theater production of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.  The kids were kind of disappointed in the play, because it was so different from the movie […]

Wonderful Sunday

As hard as it is to believe, Mal Mal will officially be a teenager this Friday :-0.  Yesterday her mom and dad put the flowers in the church in her honor.  I got her to go up and let me take her picture with them before the service started, since I was helping with children’s […]

Sarah and Joe’s wedding

Again I don’t know why I can’t get this picture to rotate. Anyway, Saturday evening I went to celebrate Sarah and Joe’s wedding – one of my favorite young couples from church. I actually “married” them a few years ago, when I notarized their marriage license one afternoon when I’d stopped by their house to […]

At the Track

Yesterday was opening day of the Carolinas Nationals BMX racing – by far the biggest Charlie has ever participated in.  We went over to watch him, and it was such a great day.  His mom and dad got way better pictures of him than I did, but I did love standing and watching the elite […]

Cousin Afternoon

Thursday afternoon I took Clara and Mason – June was too old – to a program on Ozobots at the Lake Wylie Library.  None of us had ever heard of them, but they are tiny robots that the kids started learning how to code.  I’m not going to lie, I don’t even know exactly what […]

Cooking and a waterfall

Yesterday when we got here after school June and Mason helped me get a couple of meatloaves made for supper – one for our house and one for theirs.  It was the first time they had actually handled the squishy meat mixture, both mixing and putting it in the pans.  Mason was way more into […]

Clara – Tuesday

Today Jeff and I headed out to Bethany Elementary School to watch Clara participate in their local Battle of the Books.  They didn’t place, so won’t be going to the district competition on Friday, but they were the only team made up of only fourth graders, and they only lost by six points, she said.  […]

Adam in the Woods

This afternoon Adam and Mason came over to help Jeff out in the woods, to work off their time paying for the windows the broke last summer.  I wasn’t feeling great, but did get down to get a couple of pictures of them at work.  They got a good bit of cleaning out done, and […]