Sunday, October 30, 2011


Last year when K was in 4th grade she was asked to join the 6th grade art club.  The club members had to choose a famous painting and reproduce it.  K choose Adeline by Van Gogh.  Adeline was the young daughter of the innkeeper when Van Gogh stayed while her was in Auvers.  I think K did an amazing job.  

K's Adeline

Van Gogh's Adeline

Sunday, October 23, 2011


K did her second pumpkin of the season. I am always amazed at how patient and fastidious (complete opposite of how I operate) she is when she is working on a project.  She cleaned the seeds and we roasted them with a little olive oil and salt.  Yum!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bucket List

For K's fall break we took a trip to south Florida.  The bad news was that it rained for three days.  K jumped for joy on the last day when we finally had great weather.  We had planned to go to Billy Bob's Swamp World with some friends and Uncle Mark but decided it was too nice to spend so much time in the car.  Our friends called and suggested swimming with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium.  Swimming with the dolphins has been at the top of K's bucket list so she was really jumping for joy.  The weather stay nice and we got a little fishing in at the end of the day.  Also went to see the Beatles Rain during all of the rain.  K is not sure if the Beatles are going to make it.  But she liked the show.  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Blessing of the Animals

You cannot imagine the chaos at the blessing of the animals.  Photos don't begin to portray things-lots of tangled leashes and dogs making new friends.  I am always amazed by the cats.  At one point one of the priests was sitting with a cat on his lap and the cat gazing up at him adoringly.