Monday, May 20, 2019

6th grade graduation

First day of Raintree:

Last day of Raintree:

At graduation ceremony:

With all of the 6th years:



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Baby girl

Super cute rain coat:

New toy!

Dancing with the new toy:

Lego van, a gift from her big brother:

Monday, May 13, 2019


The 6th grade class at Raintree took a trip to Chicago last week.  Molly, Eliza, and Coop before they left Monday morning:

My favorite photo from when they all left -- the parents taking one last photo of the group!

Chicago skyline:

Ready for a night dinner out:

Group photo in front of the Bean!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The park

Not in love with the feeling of grass:

But LOVED the swing:

Was having a tantrum, open-mouthed crying, and flopped down, face first, into dandelions.  Oops!

Monday, May 06, 2019


Easter egg hunt:

Sidewalk chalk in the driveway:

 And we've learned to cross our arms:

Thursday, May 02, 2019

A weekend's worth of activities

The children all on my lap:

Trying on my shoes:



Monday, April 29, 2019

Cooper: theatre and music

The 6th graders at Coop's school put on a play: The Wind in the Willows.  Coop was Willie, a weasel (far left):

(In the middle pointing the stick.  He's actually directing -- the other weasels are singing happy birthday to him.)

Picking dandelions outside of piano lessons.  Because why not.

Bohemian Rhapsody on piano and kazoo:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hair and Food (but not together)

We took out baby girl's braids and washed her hair.

Super cute:

After a week of eating anything, baby girl has decided she doesn't not wish to eat fruit or vegetables, thankyouverymuch.  Here she is absolutely NOT eating pears for breakfast:

But she did enjoy pasta!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Band and Choir Concert

Raintree had its annual band and choir concert.  This is the Sixth Grade choir.  (Coop is in the blue tie in the front row, next to his friend Eliza in the plaid shirt.)

Bonus of playing the flute?  You get to sit int he front row!  Coop is again in the blue tie, third in from the left:

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band playing Scorpion:

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Cooper went with Eliza and her parents to a Comicon event in Kansas City.  He was most excited to see the actors who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, so he dressed in a Harry Potter shirt and glasses, and took his copy of book #5 to them to autograph.  Success!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Baby G

We have a new family member!  18-month-old Baby G:



And stacking cups:

And snacks!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Coop happenings

Wiggly teeth!

I forget why I made him take this pic, but I love it.

Work fair project at school.  All about time.  History of clocks, calendars, time zones, etc.

And Coop's own personal touch on the project:

Monday, April 08, 2019

New kiddo

We have a new foster kiddo living with us.  The 18-month-old girl and her 9-year-old brother came to stay with us.  The 9yo just for a night,  But the little girl is ours for a while.

Coop is thrilled!

Playing peek-a-boo!