Ada was invited to a birthday party but didn’t end up staying….she was crying about it all morning. I stayed with her for a half hour inside trying to get her to become comfortable (which never happened). Thankfully her brother and sister played outside and kept themselves busy for that whole time despite crummy, drizzly weather.
We did go to a yard sale where there was a “free” box. I told the kids that they could get one thing each.
I’m not a big fan of “stuff”. Kids are.
To Helena’s credit, she did come home and wash her hat and then hung it up to dry outside once the rain stopped. Ada broke her snowflake some more, and Liam’s bag is still sitting on the counter.
More Trees Please
“Well, they already took things and this was the best that was left”
While waiting for Liam’s game to begin, Helena, Ada, and I hung out at the playground.
When I was walking them back, Helena said, “I met a friend. And he is a boy.”
Some photos of Liam over two weeks of soccer on Team Cuba.
Dad saved $$$ by taking team photos from behind the official photographer!
Helena’s first construction…..taking all the blocks.
you can see where Ada ran her finger across the cheesecake.
The crew. The sign wasÂ hastily constructed by Helena initially, until I told her to do a makeover. Then she spent some time on it and it turned out really nicely.
Their second costumer. I missed the first one.
Expanding their services to a drive-thru.
Ada watching television downstairs. The kids have been sleeping downstairs on the futon….all three.
Piano could have used a nice tuning, but Helena did well, except for one little hiccup that she noticed while playing.
Second year of the final day of the school year hunt. This year I took photos of the numbers 1 – 10 around the house which the kids had to find to get the next clue. When they came to the back door after school they saw a “1” on a photo which happened to be the “1” that was on the countdown ring for the end of school that we’ve had hanging in the kitchen for the last 25 days of school.
It took some minutes for them to find out what it was, and then they needed help on “2” since it was from Helena’s new bike. After that they did pretty well….especially Liam, who near the end, would take off for the next number with Helena yelling at him to slow down.
The best thing about it was that when Helena saw the “1” on the back door she immediately thought it was a scavenger hunt despite not having one since the year before, and to my knowledge, it has never been mentioned since.
Helena got some things for her bike (wicker basket, lock), Liam got two Nintendo books, and Ada got a new swing for the back yard.
Once they had all ten down, they had to do a little puzzle to find out where the loot was. I like how Helena figured it out but was too excited to finish the last letter.
Unlike the other two kids, Ada spent her pre-kindergarten year in Fours Explore which is part of Minneapolis Kids which was at Kenny Elementary. She was one of the few kids that was still four when the program ended.
Waving to Dad
Exiting the Stage after the Ceremony
We had some really high temperatures at the beginning of June (high of 103Â° on this day, which was the highest in 23 years) so we spent some time at the pool. Ada played for awhile but then wanted to play on the monkey bars which is pretty much where she spends her time while at the parks lately. I’ve been calling her “Monkey”.
Not exactly sure how she had five fingers and a thumb at the time, though.
One of the drawbacks of doing many posts on one day is that you forget why you took some photo. There was a reason, but I can’t remember what it was.
I hate it when the photographs would have been great if the sun was in a better spot!
The plan was to scooter around in Loring Park and then go to Joe’s Garage for dinner, but since it was the first nice night in awhile, about a thousand other people decided that Joe’s would be a nice place to go to. Knowing that we didn’t want to wait from 7:00 to 8:30 just to get a seat was out of the question, we went to Brits which Liam likes because he equates it with going to see soccer games with dad.
The lawn was open to bowl, so we did some of that. Shadows were pretty bad for photos. Ada is on the lawn behind these two.