No matter where her owie is the band-aid goes on her face.
In 4th grade the kids put on a “manufacturing day”. They manufacture items to sell to the rest of the elementary school. Robbie recycled crayons into Lego shaped guys and into flowers and stars and made stuffed monster faces.
We planned a last-minute picnic lunch with our moms for Mother’s Day.
My mom stayed for the whole day, so we went for a bike ride with my mom, Robbie, with Henry on the tag-along and Nola Mae in the Burley.
Robbie’s class had a field trip to Madison. We rode a hot steamy bus together for a total of 5 hours, I quilted for 4.5 of those hours while visiting with him and got a little cuddle time after a long day.
We toured the capital.
We went to the Wisconsin Historical Museum – a beautiful place! I was impressed by how much Robbie had learned in school before this trip. When we toured the Capitol the kids already knew a lot about the history of our state and about what happens in the Capital. I first realized this when we were at the museum, Robbie and I walked into a section about Aztalan. As soon as he saw this area he said, “Oh! Aztalan, I know all this!” I pointed out that we need to appreciate this stuff and we needed to walk around and look at all the cool tools in person, not just in books!
While I was on the field trip, Jack stayed home with Henry and Nola Mae. He took these photos:
Jack finished planting 175 trees this month with Henry’s help.
They worked on firewood and made a big pile in the woods. Henry told me the pile took a lot of work because it is taller than him.
Robbie and I met Jack and the kids at piano lessons. During Robbie’s lesson we walked around town. I was there when Jack took this photo of Charlie.
When I was looking at photos from this day I knew this is one I wanted to include in my blog and save in my memory forever! Because he is looking directly at me, giving me a look I don’t see very often: “love”. He is the boy that seems to dislike me the most. I wasn’t talking about candy, minecraft, ice cream, or legos. We were just looking at each other. I was thankful for Jack being there because I could hear him taking pictures of something during this look between me and Charlie and I was hoping it was of Charlie.
We had a rummage sale during our town’s city-wide rummage. It was a one day sale for us, with constant people coming from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. I thought it was worth it and very successful. But there was still a lot of stuff left. I was able to invite a few friends over to take one last peek. Then I loaded it all up and took a full car load to St. Vinnie’s in Plover.
This small load went to friends who couldn’t come check out my stuff but had a “wish list”.
We were talking about going on a bike trip and Nola Mae found all our bright-colored biking vest and put them on and told me she was ready.
Jack took many pictures and even put together an awesome video from our bike trip on the Tomorrow River Bike trail from Amherst to Scandinavia.
My mother-in-law would say, “there is some kind of learning going on here.” These were very old and stale taco shells I found in the cupboard. I had them on the counter and Nola Mae brought the stool to the counter, pulled out the potato masher and just started mashing them. It kept her busy while I did my stuff and the mess wasn’t too bad.
She asked for this “hair band aid”, honestly, it wasn’t my idea!
Henry and Nola Mae were in the yard getting blankets and books ready for reading in the shade. Henry came into the house and asked me if he could take the camera outside to take a picture of Nola Mae being cute. This is one of his photos.
My car was in the repair shop last week. The day it was ready to come home Jack drove the truck to his friend’s house and got a ride the rest of the way to work. Henry and I biked 10 miles to their house to pick up the truck. If I was thinking ahead I would have put Nola Mae’s car seat in the truck, instead we had to pack it in the Burley. Henry talked the entire way, peddled hard up and down the hills, especially when a scary dog came after us.
We couldn’t pass Big Falls without checking out the water and
getting our feet wet.
We had a little extra time before the boys got home from school to drive to the neighboring sawmill for some bark mulch – $40 for a truck load. I think I could have gotten a better deal if I planned a head and went when the guy I know was working.
Nola Mae and I took a short trip to Milwaukee for my cousin’s baby shower. I made her this ring sling this winter, dyed it with snow, Flamingo Pink and Sunflower Yellow (Dylon Dye).
Nola Mae and I had a wonderful visit with my Dad and Step-mom, Lynn.
We went for a walk and Nola Mae found a dead bird. Against my Dad’s suggestion she still picked it up and looked at it.
The boys will be done with school on June 12th. I am pretty excited about the things we will do this summer. I have plans for everyone to make a “wish list” of the goals they have, the things they want to do, and where they want to go.