Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30, 2011

Your sweet Daddy had Memorial Day off.  We all slept until 10! (Well, Daddy got up and took Malachi to school first.) 
Then we ate biscuits and played with a shoe box full of circuit/motor/battery/science geek stuff that a neighbor brought over. 
Then we took the dogs for a water hike at Bull Creek.  Oh, nothing like a fine summer day and a big water hike.

 Weird, weird water bug.

We found several pools of tadpoles that had become stranded as the creek continues to evaporate in this awful drought.  We started bringing water over to them from the bigger pools.

Then we realized it might be better to scoop them up and take them to the bigger pools instead of the other way around.

 It was too hot for a plain old hike so we hit the creek instead.

 Walking home - Holt family style.

Dead snake stop.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Finny went to Tinkering class at Kami Wilt's Tinkering School. What a magnificent time!

He dug right in and starting creating the most amazing marble run.

He loves hot glue guns. I really appreciate a facilitator who lets children work with "dangerous" things. How else will they learn?

Kami and some of the other boys. Finn working intently.

You can read more about Tinkering HERE and HERE.
Next week he'll be in Tinkering Camp! Monday - Friday...tinker, tinker, tinker.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Where we live.

Check out this cool map of the house he drew. Clearly he has his father's internal GPS. Mine is quite faulty.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The things he "says."

I love these big words that I found at Terra Toys. How sweet is this sentence he made?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Magical Life Indeed.

A delicious reading fort scavenged from behind Walgreens. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sounds so very, very good in here.

Books of magic, magic wands, potions, potion jars...there's magic everywhere around here these days!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Best Auntie Ever...

has gone home. Sigh. She was here for an entire month. There were movies, there was swimming, there was eating out, and scooter riding, and cake eating, and long talks, and lots of driving around together. We love and miss her so. Our dear, dear Auntie Mara.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday, June 26

We made paper airplanes.
Finn inserted a dart into one of the best airplanes.
It really worked !

Thanks to StacyLynn for that bitchin' dart set that we love ever so much!