Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flying Mustaches!

Good morning, it is Wednesday

...the last day of summer.  That's right, tomorrow the kids and I start school for the year.  The kids have their school supplies and clothes and are ready.  But is the school ready for them?  Not quite. Lillie is in a great class of kids who as of last night didn't have a teacher.  For open house we just put her supplies in an empty desk and will hope they hire a great teacher soon.  And Hansen's school doesn't have schedules for incoming 7th graders just yet.  Tomorrow will be a rolling start where all 7th graders have orientation, get schedules, then go to a short version of their classes while the 8th graders start late.  Preston is the only one with a complete schedule and is set to go.  Luckily the littles can roll with the punches and will be just fine stating school with a world of uncertainty.

As you have noticed, I have not blogged for a short while.  Last Friday I headed up to Bellingham with Preston's soccer team for their last tournament before the regular season begins.  The team had a good tournament, loosing in the semi-finals to the team who easily won the whole thing.  Once back it was a trip to the Glass Museum and some fun at home too.  O.K., now for a bunch of pictures:
 Showing up for some soccer in Bellingham.  Preston is on the left with a couple of other teammates who rode up with us.  I took a few pictures of the sky and Mt. Hood, but I like the ones with the kids more.
 Here Preston is cruising up the field with the ball.
 The taco truck.  One of the favorite dinner spots for several of us dads.  The kids preferred Subway, but the burritos here were awesome.
 Swung by the waterfront on the drive back.  Wow, look at that!  Yeah, just being goofy.
A few days later, on the way to the Glass Museum in Tacoma.  Maren was meeting her friend Judy for lunch while the littles and I roamed the Glass museum.  We took this train into town.
 On the bridge over the freeway.  The dome in the background is the main glass blowing room in the museum.
 And inside the dome.  I had a picture of the artist working the glass, but I don't know where it went just yet.  Anyhow, we saw some amazing work in the glass blowing room as a popular glass artist was working on creating glass angels which were about two feet tall.  Very cool!
 Roaming around the museum, Lillie thought these were flying mustaches!  I like it.
 Hansen really enjoyed the intricate aspects of the art.
 And back onto the mustache theme.  Lillie took this picture of me.
 They have a monthly contest for kids to design a fun project for a glass artist.  Here Lillie is submitting Waffle Man!
 Back at home.  Hansen and a few friends have been building ramps and jumping their bikes.  I love to see this as this is how I spent many many hours of my youth...jumping my bicycle.
 Hansen is just too fast to get a single clear picture.
Last picture of the day...the amazing Coke machine in the local Taco Time.  We first saw one of these last year when Amber and Aurora came for a visit.  Glad to see one in our little town.

See you tomorrow.




1 comment:

Ellen said...

Love the pointing pic! They do look like flying mustaches. Have a great school year!