Monday, September 16, 2013


Coop wrapped up his kindergarten year in August.  It was his third and final year in Miss Ann's classroom.  He asked if I could come join him for lunch one day before summer classes were over:
We had grilled cheese sandwiches, grapes, and veggies.  (And milk.  Ick.)  It was pretty impressive to see a room full of twenty-four 3-6-year-olds eat a meal without too much mishap.

Cooper with Miss Ann and Miss Katie (the assistant teacher in the room):

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Church Carnival

Our church had an end-of-the-summer carnival in the parking lot.  Tons of fun!

Face painting!

Hot dogs!

Cotton candy!

Trying to dunk pastor!

Getting some help with the basketball game:

Sack races!

Monday, September 09, 2013


With Simon:

Simon has discovered Scratchy:




Thursday, September 05, 2013

More Creativity

Coop made himself bird wings:

Shark head:

To go with shark fins:

Coop used the industrial strength twist ties (the orange cables) to give himself more arms so that he could clean his room faster.
Clever, but the process involved sitting down, wrapping the toys in the extra "arms," walking to the toys closet, sitting down to unwrap the toys, and put them away.  Good thing we weren't in a hurry.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Clay Class

The mom of one of Cooper's classmates owns a pottery studio in Lawrence, and she talked us into trying some classes.
Alan and I spent most of the time making bowls on the pottery wheel.  Coop tried his hand at it too (with Tierney helping him):

But he really preferred just working with slabs or balls of clay.  He made some turtles, but they didn't survive the kiln (not stuck together well enough).  Here's the haunted mansion he made:

All painted!

Ghost in the window!

Someone gave us a toy pottery wheel, so we tried it.  Not bad for $20, though we didn't actually get a completed project from it: