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....

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Coop and I played with cornstarch and water out on the deck on day.  Surprisingly fun!

Alan started Coop on leatherwork:

First up, a portrait of Alan:

Monday, August 07, 2017


Cooper has taken to making lots of movies with his iPad.  His friend Eliza, who also has a youtube channel, came over one week for some film-making.

A murder scene in the bathtub with chocolate syrup as blood:


Watching youtube for inspiration:

Experimenting with the green screen:

Friday, August 04, 2017

Finally headed home...

Coop and Alan drove back home to Kansas:

With a stop in Dodge City!

Boot Hill gun fight:


And a stop in Greensburg to see the World's Largest Hand Dug Well:

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Colorado: Redux

Alan picked up Coop from Colorado Springs and extended his CO vacation.  They visited the sand dunes:

And went white water rafting (watermarks on photos because I pulled them from the rafting company website):

Monday, July 31, 2017

My birthday

Gifts from Coop:

A frame with a photo of us:

A double rainbow (not from Coop, but pretty cool):

I celebrated with the family in Colorado.  Three meat courses:

And three cakes!  Perfect!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Colorado: Family Pictures

The grandkids:




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Colorado: Family Activities

It was nice to have a house to hang out in, and the family had some good down-time.  We celebrated Kelly's birthday:

Taught mom and dad to voice text:

Played cards:

I don't even know what this is, but I think it involved Cooper losing a bet of some sort to Vada:

Coop got to sit in a firetruck:

Watched tv on amazingly comfortable recliners:

Enjoyed a cool porch swing:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Colorado: Money Museum, Rodeo, and Cave of the Winds

We went to a money museum, where the kids got smashed pennies:

We went to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (and Coop prepared with rodeo clown make-up):

We stopped at the pro rodeo hall of fame:

And we went to Cave of the Winds, where Coop panned for gemstones:

In the cave:

Group photo: