Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Learning at Butler

Today was our last day of Kid College at Butler Community College.  This is a program that Owen has been participating in for the last 3 summers.  HE LOVES IT!  This summer was Allie's first time going.  Allie got to go to 3 different classes.  Owen signed up for 8 classes.  Here are the classes:  Smart With Money, Ocean World, Animal Care, Lego Mania, Basic Digital Photography, Art With Carle, Play Dough Creations, Rockin Rockets, Science Experiments, Origami and Build Your Own Airplane.  I'm very proud of them for wanting to learn during the summer and thankful they had so much fun doing it.  Here is a sample of what they did.

Art from "The Grouchy Ladybug"

Diorama of a tide pool 

 Self portrait, even framed

Summer 2012-done!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Read MUCH????

This summer, we have been the typical busy family.  Swimming, Kid College, Play Dates, Birthday Parties, Family Visits... you get the idea.  These few pictures capture my favorite way to spend the HOT summer day.

Owen reading on the couch. 

Owen reading in the car. 

Owen reading at Panera.

These pictures depict the first half of a day, same outfit, 2 different books.  I love that he LOVES to read.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Color Run Fun 2012

For those of you who like to get exercise and get a little dirty (not mud this time), you should look for a Color Run close to you.  It was FUN!!!  I wasn't able to run it (see previous post) but I speed walked the whole thing!  In fact, about 80% of the people walked it.  I was PASSING lots of people.  Talk about an ego booster!!!  This fun run was in KC, which means a "girls trip".  The trip was "memorable".  Here are some of the pics from the run.

Angela and Jill.

Me and Angela. 

Snorkel Crew-Me, Lea, Kris and Amanda 

Look at all the white shirts!!!! 

This is where the finish party is. 

Pre-run picture. 

 FINALLY!  The start line.  I was in wave 11.

The finish line. 

This "would have been" an awesome pic.  But some dude photo-bombed it with his hand!!!! 

Post-run picture. 

Me, Angela and Jill