My phone ran out of memory while I was recording my daughter’s summer camp recital. When I realized that I missed the last 2 songs of the medley, I approached a kind looking man with a video camera and exchanged email addresses, hoping he might send me his footage. He did and it is way better quality than what I had anyway. Here are the 2 videos. (Because he was recording to capture his daughter, he left out the tap number in between these 2 segments)
My son still likes to play “Graffiti Kingdom” on the PS2 from time to time. He has gotten back into creating new characters lately.
These are some shots I grabbed.
We had a great time at a friend’s house last night celebrating for the 4th of July.
We went to the outdoor pool for the first time this year. It took a little time for the kids to warm up to the crowd, but they had a blast.
They loved the slides and the diving board best.
And the soft pretzels were delicious. Here is my grumpy cat kid.
After our initial success with the Kirby cake pops, my daughter wanted to make more. While we were browsing webpages looking at supplies, I found a cake pop/ donut hole machine for under $20. It seemed worth a try. It cuts out heating up the big oven and means that the cake pop has a cupcake middle instead of cake and icing which was pretty doughy and super sweet.
I tried it out first with GF muffin mix as a surprise for our Tuesday Tea Time. It worked perfectly. They came out nice and round and were quickly devoured!
My daughter and I decided to try making chocolate ones for a 4th of July party.
People gave us compliments on them 🙂
Both kids have been expressing an interest in creating more art on the computer and the iPad.
This is a recent drawing from my daughter using the iPad.
A toad paid a visit to out toad home. He (or she) didn’t stay though. I think we might need to bury a bit more of the pot or move it back closer to the bush and the house. We’ll see.
The kids have been finding tiny toads in our yard! I told them that if they wanted to, we could turn our painted flowerpots into toad homes and put them outside. My son has been wanting to make our yard more animal friendly, so he loved the idea. My daughter joined in too.
My daughter has been watching YouTube videos of folks making cakepops and decided we should make some. After gathering some supplies, this was the result:
My daughter is still adding more Webkinz to her drawing collection. Last week, I helped her turn them into a slideshow.
My kids rode on a school bus for the first time last night…to see the local fireworks 🙂
We listened to a brass band for a bit and watched folks playing with light sticks before the fireworks began. We also munched on the popcorn and peanuts we brought.
The fireworks themselves were pretty darn cool. There were a bunch of shapes I had never seen before… Spirals, stars, circles, Pokeballs, even a cube! We had a good time.
This week, the kids brought stuffed friends to poetry time 🙂
One of the Stuffties read too.
While my daughter was at camp, my son had friends over throughout the week to play. Here he is trying to convince one that syrup is fantastic on fries. They reminisced about Bob Evans trips while eating, lol.
And again the next day.
My daughter attended dance camp last week. For the final day, they put together a dance medley. I think the girls accomplished quite a bit in 4 days! Unfortunately… My phone ran out if memory while I was recording, so I missed her last two songs.
Here she is ready for camp each day:
She loved packing a lunch each day and getting to eat with the other girls.
She also liked waking up earlier.