Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bliss Climbing

I told Mommy I'd race her to the top of the wall!
(November 2, 2016)

Surveying the loot

First things first: separate the Smarties from the rest of the candy I got while trick-or-treating. 
(November 1, 2016)

Happy Halloween!

Next to Christmas, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. 
(October 31, 2016)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Why the long face?

Carving Halloween pumpkins on the front porch is one of my favorite holiday things to do. 
(Oct. 30, 2016)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Scott & Sheree get married

It's not every day when your next-door neighbors tie the knot. 
(October 29, 2016)

The Witches of College Hill

Two witches. Ready for trick-or-treating but dressed for bedtime. 
(October 28, 2016)

Chore list

I was assigned the duty of "official dishwasher emptier." I did the job with glee. 
(Oct. 27, 2016)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Amazing machine

Dad finally found it! A device that will make me sit quietly and still for a long period of time. 
(Oct. 21, 2016)

Part of the family

Every October, Bruce, and his bride Brucetta, come up out of the basement and hang out on the front porch. 
(Oct. 20, 2016)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Decorated for Halloween

See that house? I want Mommy's house to be decorated just like for Halloween next year.
(October 19, 2016)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bedtime accents

Dad does a pretty good Dora imitation. 
(Oct. 18, 2016)

School Patrol

I definitely want to do that someday, wear the orange vest and help kids and parents cross the road safely.
(October 17, 2016)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Homework helper

A little homework before bed. Hope I remember it all in the morning. 
(Oct. 16, 2016)

Monday, December 5, 2016

A gifted goalie

Every game I do my very best to make sure the other team doesn't score while I'm guarding the goal.
(October 15, 2016)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Super speller

These thin Magformers are perfect for building structures or spelling important words. 
(October 14, 2016)


No matter where I hide, Mommy always finds me. 
(October 13, 2016)

Cookie time

Now I'm thinking I should be a baker when I grow up because this whole cookie-making thing is a breeze.
(October 12, 2016)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Whipped up courage

I finally worked up the courage to eat whipped cream the way the good lord intended. 
(Oct. 11, 2016)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A bedtime story

I've got to get reading minutes for school, so Grandpa was happy to help in the effort.
(October 10, 2016)

Mardi Gras or Halloween?

I'm not sure, but they both sound fun. 
(Oct. 9, 2016)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

This girl's got game

Matching shin guards? Matching cleats? Matching practice pinnies? We're ready to play!
(October 8, 2016)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Big Girls Club

Hung out with the middle school girls tonight, and it included a viewing of the movie "Middle School."
(Oct. 7, 2016)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Let's go fly a kite

A blustery day was the perfect moment for me to try out my new Wichita Flag kite.
(October 6, 2016)

An artist and her media

They're ephemeral, but drawings on the bathroom mirror definitely count as art.
(October 5, 2016)

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

So if I were quadruplets, this is what I/we would all look like?
(October 4, 2016

It's that time of year

Spooky yard decorations like this can only mean one thing: Halloween is near!
(Oct. 3, 2016)

Homework in plein air

If I can paint outside, it seems only right that, on a nice day, I do my homework outside, too.
(October 2, 2016)

Crazy about cupcakes

Both Julian and I agree: anything covered in sprinkles has got to taste good.
(October 1, 2016)

Sonny and Cher

Julian and I started planning our world tour about three years ago, but we're still in rehearsals.
(September 30, 2016)

Parent/Teacher/Student conference

Parent/Teacher conferences at my school are led by me. It is a leadership magnet, after all. The verdict? I'm reading like a champ. 
(Sept. 29, 2016)

A secret garden

Imagine my surprise when I walked around the corner of Dr. Le's office building and found this!
(September 28, 2016)

Fabulous florals

I've known since I was very young the prettiest bouquets are the ones where I pick the flowers myself and arrange them. 
(September 27, 2016)

Dental duty

Just doing my own dental work today. 
(Sept. 26, 2016)

Sunday brunch

What make a girl smile like this? Maybe pancakes with whipped cream on them?
(Sept. 25, 2016)

Elbows up!

My new soccer team is coed. As you can see, I'm hardly intimidated by the boys. 
(Sept. 24, 2016)

The Lumber Yard

If you're looking for a tasty place to east, the Lumber Yard in Zenda is worth the road trip. 
(Sept. 23, 2016)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Careful with that knife

I don't like tomatoes at all, not even the ones from my garden, but I do like cutting them up safely for others to eat.
(September 22, 2016)

Red day

I got a sad note home from school today. And a sad phone call home from another teacher. I spent some time sitting at the table after school thinking about my bad choices. 
(Sept. 21, 2016)

It's party time!

First stop, the party aisle at Target.
(September 20, 2016)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sleeping tight

There's been a lot of photos of me sleeping on this blog, and here's another. 
(Sept. 19, 2016)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Autumn & Art

As a visual artist, I've used many different media to create works of art. But coloring on a Mini Cooper was the best. 
(September 18, 2016)

Great Plains Nature Center

It was such a nice day to be outside. Judy and I had never been to the GPNC before, so we had to check out a map and figure out which path we should follow. 
(September 17, 2016)

Balloon fun

Went to get some dinner at the food truck rally tonight, but the real highlight was this man who made balloon hats. 
(Sept. 16, 2016)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Grandparents Day

Grandma came to visit me and see my new school. She even packed a tasty lunch in the lunchbox Grandpa used when he was a boy.
(September 15, 2016)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Endless birthday

I got a handful of cash from in the mail from Wyoming. This birthday just doesn't end!
(Sept. 14, 2016)