Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sound effects

One of the online school assignments from Cooper's speech and drama class was to add sound effects to a movie clip.

When Cooper's teacher posted this, it was completely silent.  And then Cooper had to add "Foley effects" -- the general sounds of the scene -- footsteps, rustling, background noise, etc.  Here's what he came up with, just by recording various sounds around the house and timing it perfectly with the video:

Monday, May 25, 2020

Missing friends

Cooper has been desperately missing his friends and needing some interaction other than with his parents.  So we filled up some giant water guns, drove to friends' houses, set the water guns on the porch, and waited for them to come out and start a war:

Natural enforcement of the six-feet-apart rule:

And at least he got to see some new people!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Inside activities

Cooper with his easter basket (tool box?) from Grandma Joan and Grandpa Cecil:

With his trophy (toilet paper and suckers) for winning the first family game night:

I'm on a zoom faculty meeting, with wine, trying to also listen to Cooper's latest guitar skills:


PLENTY of screen time for Minecraft and YouTube.

Exercising (technically an inside activity since the elliptical is in the garage):

Snuggling for a movie night:

Monday, May 18, 2020

Outside activities

Cooper helped clean the roof at Alan's house:

We used sidewalk chalk to remind folks to stay one giraffe neck apart:

Lots of walks:

And a dandelion necklace:

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The grandparents

To keep the grandparents company during the stay-at-home orders, we send them a life-size cardboard cut-out of the grandkids!

The grandkids got easter baskets:

And a ride in the mule:

Enjoying the sun on the porch:

Puzzles with grandma:

Candy with grandpa:

Time for bed: