Thursday, April 17, 2014

3rd Grade Egg Drop Day!

One of the coolest things 3rd graders get to participate in at our 3rd and 4th grade campus is the Egg Drop!
On the last day before Easter break, in lieu of an Easter Egg Hunt, the 3rd graders bring their Egg Drop project that they create at home to school and watch their principal throw the projects off the roof to see if they created a project that protects their eggs!
It is soo much fun to watch the kids faces and hear the ooh's and aah's and splats!
Lexi's project is below in the box with the blue tape.

Here you can see how she filled the box. We did a little research, talked about it a lot and then went to the dollar store and let her pick out different soft and squishy things.
She used pool noodles and kitchen sponges.
As you can see, Doug hollowed out an area for the egg to live in the sponges. And it worked!
Here Lexi is with her teacher!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bluebonnets 2014

It's Bluebonnet season again!!  Oh how I love this time of year! Warm weather and sunny days!
For the last few years we have gone out to the same friend's land for pictures. They have a fantastic place for pictures! So thankful for good friends!
Here are this year's pictures. The poor quality of the pictures is frustrating, but the girls looked great! One day, I'm going to get a nice camera. For now... at least I have pictures!

Makes my heart melt.
And just for grins...

 Where has the time gone?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Another New Painting

We have been so busy lately that I haven't been able to stop and paint. Last night I said the heck with all of the extra stuff that claims my evenings and painted.

The little girls did their thing around me and I enjoyed some painting zen in the midst of their noise and chatter.

Here is what I painted last night. Not too bad for 2 1/2 hours of work.

Once again, I have to say I love Leonid Afremov's style and inspiration!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Getting ready for Art Camp!

It's almost that time again! Sign ups have started for summer art, theatre and photography camp! I'm pumped about it!

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