I mentioned in last Friday's post that this year's dance pics required us - girls and moms - to spend two hours outdoors in 91 degree heat and 724% humidity, surrounded by mosquitoes, ants, and a savage attack cat. I think doing so was worth it.
Last Friday Will and his classmates celebrated meeting one of their fundraising goals with a glow in the dark obstacle course. Taking pictures in the dark proved challenging, but at least I could watch him have fun in person (when I wasn't trying to protect my face from flying, glow in the dark basketballs).
On Sunday we wrapped up Will's birthday celebrations with a casual gathering of a few friends for video games at Nerdvana (a local vintage arcade) and cupcakes back at our house. This is a great group of boys, and I'm grateful Will has them for friends.
Last Saturday evening Hallie took an incredible calypso masterclass from one of her favorite teachers. (And I went out for a beverage and nachos with friends while she danced.) We love Dominick - Hallie finds him both fun and entertaining, but she also learns so much and works as hard or harder in his classes than she does in any other class.
|I love this one - I see a beautiful combination of strength and grace.|
|She wanted me to caption this photo: "I'm still not sure |
what I'm doing with my arms when I do a calypso leap".
|Hallie and Dominick.|
|A few weeks ago Hallie accompanied a friend to Awana |
night at church. Hallie had a great time, so she went again
the following week, and the week after that, she officially joined
and received her Awana shirt and handbook. She was so proud!
|Grandma and Grandpa sent Will this cool Lego chess set for |
his birthday - the board and each of the pieces are built out of Legos!
|Halloween-themed Body Pump launch at my gym!|
|Helping make her brother's birthday cupcakes.|
|One of the first four recipients of the |
"Diamondback Award" at school.
|Reading with Princess Leia.|
Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!
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