Friday, March 11, 2011

Frame-A-Day: Week 10: 3/5-3/11

March 5--Stuck in the Mud--It was about 53 degrees today and Imp and Trust went outside to play in the yard.  Imp decided to get a jump on mowing the grass, even though none has grown yet.  Look at the effort he's giving in pushing the mower through the mud.

March 6--Scavenger Hunt--The wooden figure represents a town physician and library trustee who fought in the Civil War and helped establish the town's first hospital.  The figure is part of a town-wide scavenger hunt for 12 life-size figures.  We noticed one at Trust's school last Wednesday and have seen several more since then.  Today Trust, Earnest and I went to the Main Library for the scavenger hunt kick-off and were given a list of all sites where the figure is hanging out.  We are going to try to visit them all and document with a photo.

March 7--Tickle, Tickle--You know you're a skilled father when you can tickle both sons simultaneously.

March 8--Homemade Homework--Trust's homework tonight was to make something with your favorite color.  She decided she wanted to make modeling clay.  Or rather, that I should make some modeling clay.  So, right in between arriving home and eating dinner, I whipped up a batch of playdoh with flour, salt, water and enough red food coloring to make it pink.  I love that you can see the action of her hands rubbing together.

March 9--The Jumping Bean--Look at Imp jump!  He's a regular jumping bean.  This is a big deal, since Imp doesn't really jump and it's a skill he lags on for his age.  I also like that I caught motion for the second consecutive day. 

March 10--Pioneer Girl--Today was Pioneer Day for the second graders at Trust's school, which included the making of a pioneer doll out of yarn.  Trust decided she wanted to dress like a pioneer; she wound up being the only one, but she didn't care.  She had me do her hair a la "Little House on the Prairie".  It came out cute.

March 11--A Rose for My Aunt--My aunt died on Monday; her funeral was yesterday.  As per tradition, I took one flower from the many at the cemetery to bring home.  My cousin did a eulogy similar to our grandmother's, where she brought props and pictures to share with us.  She concluded by saying her mother was like a rose--beautiful and thorny.  By sheer coincidence, the pastor took a second rose and built on the analogy. 

I will miss her.

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  1. Cute photos. Love the first& last ones. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Nice shots. Love the action you captured. Sorry about the loss of your aunt.

  3. I enjoyed your week of photos! The scavenger hunt sounds fun and I love the photo of him mowing the mud! I love the Little House books and last summer I got to visit the home that she lived in with Almanzo for most of her adult life in southern Missouri.

  4. I am sorry for your loss! You photos are great, my favorite is the stuck in the mud... We had that happen here too!

  5. Sorry for your loss. Love the stuck in the mud shot. Olivia jut learned the joy of bouncing on the bed and we can't get her to stop.

  6. Love the rose - sorry again about your aunt.

    Yay for Imp jumping - and how cute he is pushing the mower through the mud. Love the tickling picture too - so sweet.