Thursday, October 30, 2014

More Misc

A robot Coop built from Legos:

Coop did a report at school on Ancient Greece.  One of Alan's co-workers has this ancient Greek helmet in his office, so Coop was thrilled to try it on:

He wanted to mail himself to his friend Madeline:

Coop scared me one morning when I was coming out of the bathroom.  He drew this picture of the event:

And he made this Star Wars birthday card for his friend Madeline and her sister:

Pumpkin carving:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Back to Lyons

Coop and I took a quick weekend trip to Lyons for a family reunion picnic.  We admired the improvements to the dog park (new sign, flowers, concrete stones, mulch, etc.):

Checked out Grandpa Cecil's boat:

And then went to a family reunion at a cabin near this lake:


Coop "fishing" by throwing an insect into the water, waiting for a fish to come up and eat it, and then whacking the fish with a big stick:

Wiped out from the fishing (and the sun and the bugs and the heat):

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boys trip

Alan and Cooper took a road trip out to Hays over Labor Day weekend.  First stop, the artillery near Fort Riley:

The Sternberg Museum in Hays:

Calvin and Hobbes at dinner:

Dessert.  There were many many desserts.

They stopped in Lyons on the way home to visit the barn kittens:

Lyons got tons and tons of rain.  Mom and Dad's backyard looked like this:

Perfect for tubing:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Late summer miscellany

Origami Star Wars critter (I don't know which one... I'm a bad mom, I know.):

Karate class (Coop is the one standing just in front of the green cone):

Building a fort (in a bathrobe, naturally):


Digging around in the basement:

Monday, October 06, 2014

Last gasps of summer

Coop and I started a metal R2D2 model.  Oof.  Tough.

 Alan and Coop went fishing at a friend's pond:

Snuggling with Simon:

Snuggling with Grandma Marlene, who came to celebrate Cooper's half-birthday since she couldn't make it up in February:

At last!  The first day of second grade:

 And something new this year -- Coop is starting karate class:

He earned his white belt after two sessions with Mr. Taylor:

Thursday, October 02, 2014

CO Trip, part 10: Food!

Lots of ice cream on the trip!

Waiting with friends for a table at BBQ restaurant.  Hurray for electronics!

An Italian restaurant we tried had a "milk flight" for kiddos -- regular, strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla milk!

Yeah, more ice cream:

And donuts at the Donut Haus in Estes Park: