Monday, April 28, 2014

Easter party preparations

My mom and dad own about 2500 plastic Easter eggs, and Mom offered to bring some up to us on Easter weekend.  So we decided to have a party and invite some of Coop's friends over.
First, stock up on candy to fill the eggs:

Second, fill the eggs:

Third, find proper attire:

Fourth, open deck doors and do coloring pages while we wait for guests to arrive:

Fifth, stand out by the side of the road anxiously waiting the first car:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Our friends Gus and Eleanor came over to play.  Gus really likes Mr. Men books, and we stocked up on several dozen of them when we were in England:

They also love the trampoline:

But Eleanor wasn't sure about a light saber / broom fight with Darth Maul...

Last week, Raintree had Parent Report Day.  All parents could come to Coop's class and listen while the kids gave reports.  It was crowded!

Coop read his report on the porcupine:

Monday, April 21, 2014

How we spend our time

Reading with Simon:

Doing crafts, including painting a giant dinosaur:

Coop and I bought a sewing machine and a bag of fabric scraps at a garage sale.  We sewed a bag!! 

Ever into Star Wars, Coop spent some of his money to order a double bladed light saber:

And an electronic Darth Maul mask: