11/9/14

Halloween '14 - Brrrrrr!

 So cold and windy that we never really got a great picture.  Kyle* was that super-creative hobo (facial hair by Cameron) and she was Cleopatra (for about three houses).  Then she ran home to change and became an "angel with weird makeup" as she felt the need to explain at each house.



Here's the angel without weird makeup --- she wore this earlier in the week to a skating party.

Kyle went trick-or-treating with his best friend, Zach.

And Cameron hung out with Abby.

Murphy made sure the rules of the field were followed during the football game that week.

*tired of not using full names and living dangerously


10/5/14

Kandinsky



Read this book before visiting the exhibit:  "Kandinsky was a proper little boy:  he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite.  And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers---like a proper artist.  And he did....at first."

Then his paintings will make sense (to two kids and their mom):






By the way, the Russian painter Kandinsky (1866 - 1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of twentieth-century art.  Nowadays he is regarded as the founder of abstract art. 

After visiting the exhibit at The First you, too, can paint (just as well!):

-by C

-by K

(this picture demonstrates that not all artists are stuffy and serious)



8/19/14

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge







What a great way to raise money and awareness for a cause.  Mike's best friend from high school, Jimmy, challenged him (via video from Virginia).  He took the challenge and K wanted to donate a little money, too. C had no problem dumping ice on him!  Love these smiles.