Thursday, August 24, 2017

First part of school

We got some fast muscles in anticipation of school!

First day of 5th grade:

Sassy poses in a couple of new school outfits:

Coop's artistic rendering of the eclipse.  Fairly accurate given how cloudy it was here!

Monday, August 21, 2017

End of summer

In the parking lot of Henry T's, a Lawrence restaurant with a cemetery in the parking lot. Home of the actual Henry T.

At another Lawrence restaurant that provided masks with the kids' menus:

More corn starch fun:

 Boots were a casualty of the corn starch:

Coop and I attended a rally to Stand with Charleston:

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):