|Elaine performs her skit "A Lot of Birthdays" with Ama, Tamathy, and Nancy. (5/3/13)
|I think this piece of art speaks for itself. (5/4/13)|
|Cuddling Kelly. (5/4/13)|
|Elaine put on her helmet, knee-, and elbow-pads. (5/9/13)|
|And, spontaneouly, the playdate turned into jumping lessons. (5/9/13)|
|Seussical the Musical at Actors Cabaret. (5/11/13)|
|Phantom of the opera? Or the Queen of Hearts? Hard to say. (5/12/13)|
|Kelly's awesome. Have more Kelly pictures. (5/15/13)|
|The best part of dance class? Being chased by Ella's dad afterward. (5/15/13)|
|Making blueberry bumplings from a Dr. Seuss cookbook we checked out from the library. (5/16/13)|
|A glorious platter of blueberry bumplings. (5/16/13)|
kindergarten class gathered together to celebrate the wedding of the
letters Q and U. They opened the ceremonies by singing the
alphabet song. Each child played the part of a letter and held
that letter up at the appropriate part of the song. (5/17/13)|
|Miss Kasey officiated and spoke eloquently on how Miss Q promised to always be Mr. U's partner in words like quick, quiet, and question while Mr. U promised to always follow her in words like quill and quarter.
Q and U were played by Miss Kasey's pet bunnies. Elaine
played the part of their very good friend, the letter I.
refreshments -- juice, carrot sticks, and cookies -- were available to
be enjoyed at the reception in the courtyard. (5/17/13)|
|Lots of help for the birthday girl. (5/18/13)|
|A cheerful game of chase-the-birthday-girl. (5/18/13)|
sister and I named all the trees in our yard while growing up.
The silver maples that held the hammock were MacArthur and
MacKinley; the pussy willow was Helena; the moss-ridden crab apple out front was
Agatha; the purple plum tree was Cordelia; the sequoias were George and James; and there was a whole passel of
little Douglas firs that had been live Christmsa trees in our rooms
until they were planted in a grove together in the front yard -- I
don't remember all their names, but one was Kenneth. (5/18/13)|
tree is Cordelia. Goodbye Cordelia. Goodbye Agatha.
Goodbye MacArthur and MacKinley. And goodbye Helena.
|A walk down to Dixon Creek. (5/18/13)|
|Reading her fortune at China Delight: her talents will prove to be especially useful in the near future. (5/18/13)|
|A "beautiful princess" of most infinte jest, of most excellent fancy. (5/20/13)|
was invited to an afternoon of glitter crafts at Sarina's house.
She was so excited, she made herself a countdown calendar,
decorated it, and taped it to the wall above her pink piano.
|When I went to wake Elaine up for school, I found... (5/21/13)|
|Sarina teaches Elaine and Ella how to make masks out of felt, glitter glue, and gems. (5/23/13)|
|"Don't you wish you were a big girl, so you could eat apples instead of applesauce?" (5/25/13)|
|Getting ready to be a big sister. (5/26/13)|
|Doing the bean bag toss at the school carnival. (5/31/13)|
|Spinning the candy wheel of fortune. (5/31/13)|
|An epic squirt gun battle, all for the cost of one ticket! (5/31/13)|
asks for a heart painted on her forehead, a pink rose on one cheek, and
a green butterfly on the other -- perfect compliments to her frizzed,
blue hair in celebration of school spirit week. (5/31/13)|
|All in all, Elaine enjoyed her school carnival, and we had fun watching her. (5/31/13)|