Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Farewell to Ms. Jenny




Over the past 6 years we have been attending the North Kansas City Public Library. The Children librarians there are phenomenal. They have been such an important part of our school week. We see them every week and my children adore them. We were so sad to hear that Ms. Jenny was moving on to a new job. Here are some pictures from her surprise farewell party.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I know Karate

The last two times we have been at friends houses having a play date I have had the opportunity to hear Dominic announce to his friends "I know karate! I use it for protection...but I don't know that much, just front kick, to the back kick and to the side kick. I learned it from my cousin (6 years old) because he knows karate." He then proceeds to tell them all about his skills as a karate fighter.
I am sure this is just "par for the course" having a boy but this is funny in many ways. 1. I wasn't even aware that Dominic knew what karate was. 2. He has never taken lessons. 3. His 6 year old cousin also has not taken karate. 4. Apparently skills in karate are linked to having the ability to kick.....in which case I also know karate!
7.15.11

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The new Summer doo







All year Isabella has been saying that she wanted to cut her hair but not until after her birthday. What was the rationale? Not really sure. But when her birthday came she told me that she had changed her mind and she wanted to grow it longer. I have to admit I was sad to hear that she had changed her mind. I was tired of the hair brushing battles that we had daily getting out all the tangles. But once the heat hit in July she decided short hair would be cooler and we got it cut. Everyone here is happy with the new doo. Best part is that she cut 10 inches off the back and we got to donate it to Locks of Love. I love happy endings. (I like that the "after" picture she has a bit more attitude). Doesn't she look so grown up? 7.13.11

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Swimming Adventures 2011

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Congratulations Chad & Oksana


Chad & Oksana recently moved into their new home that the built this year. Here is a picture of their beautiful house in St. Joseph. We were invited to celebrate Oksana's birthday this weekend. It was a lovely meal in a lovely home. 7.3.11

Happy 4th of July 2011




We love our snap-pops, smoke balls and smoking snakes. Here are some pictures of the kids from the Holiday weekend. 7.3.11

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ninja Turtle


Who would have thought that Dominic's love of turtles would carry over into his older years? I made the turtle costume when he was 2 years old and he has now morphed the turtle shell into a ninja turtle costume and his uses his ninja skills and his num-chucks ( not sure how to spell that?) to fight injustice. 7.1.11