Monday, September 25, 2017


Coop and I had a busy weekend with two amazing concerts.  First up, to downtown Kansas City for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.  Dinner beforehand:

In the arena:

The nosebleed section (quite literally -- the woman in front of us had a nosebleed!):

Treats for everyone:

It's time!

The next night, we went to the Lied Center at KU to see Kenny Rogers:

Man, he's old.  But still pretty dreamy!

Monday, September 18, 2017


Sitting with his snake:

Making a pot holder and watching Frazier.  Because he's a 65-year-old woman, clearly:

Coop wanted to "dress fancy" for school one day:

At the state fair, we completed a mobile escape room together!

New hat:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Flying W Ranch

Cooper and I drove to Clements, KS (unincorporated) to go on a sunset horseback ride at the Flying W Ranch:

We stayed in this super cute little cabin:

Practicing for the horses:


In the tack room:

Playing with the cow-dogs:

Saddling up:

On the trail:


Monday, September 04, 2017


 Cooper has been enjoying playing with his legos:

This is the "mother ship" he made, complete with a lego heart and three moms as captains.

And this is my favorite thing ever.  A lego grand piano -- pedals, movable lid, sheet music, strings inside the piano -- it's incredible!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

First part of school

We got some fast muscles in anticipation of school!

First day of 5th grade:

Sassy poses in a couple of new school outfits:

Coop's artistic rendering of the eclipse.  Fairly accurate given how cloudy it was here!

Monday, August 21, 2017

End of summer

In the parking lot of Henry T's, a Lawrence restaurant with a cemetery in the parking lot. Home of the actual Henry T.

At another Lawrence restaurant that provided masks with the kids' menus:

More corn starch fun:

 Boots were a casualty of the corn starch:

Coop and I attended a rally to Stand with Charleston:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wrapping up summer

We hit up Joanne Fabric for supplies to make puppets at home:

Coop went to theater camp where they put on a parody of Star Wars (called Star Farce).  Coop was a robot:

Those eyes....