Parade of Dream Homes by Fifth Graders

Every year the fifth graders plan, construct and display their dream homes.  I had a blast walking around their classrooms  and seeing all the creative floor plans, jello- swimming pools, wheat grass gardens and fun colors and posters of Taylor Lautner included in their projects. ( click on the photos for a more close-up version.)  One girl was especially proud of her house and asked if her picture would be in the newspaper.  Does my blog count as notoriety?   Probably not.


Trying Out the Slideshow Feature for April

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The ducks came this week to the pond, the day after it melted.  I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to get a photo though.  I will keep trying!  My kids were eager to catch some crayfish but we didn’t see any yet.   The hummingbirds should be arriving this week…if they are on “schedule”.  I saw a small group of Pasque flowers blooming and that is another sure sign of spring!

Jumping into Spring!


Happy Easter!

Expensive Ice Cream!

We went on a hike a few days ago in Boulder.  It was beautiful!   We saw a falcon,  red rocks,  prickly pear cacti,  GREEN grass.  The day was warm,  summerlike and I felt like taking the kids for ice cream  afterwards.  We drove a few blocks and parked on Pearl street, paid the meter and went off and got some dairy confections.  About an hour later,  we walked back and I was mortified to see I had received a parking violation for having one of my tires over the line!   I had to laugh a little later because I had been giving my 11 year old son a lecture on the dangers of crossing the street in the city and to be cautious because we don’t live on a busy road and he isn’t used it.  Well, duh me.  At least it was only fifteen bucks.  That made the ice cream even more expensive.  But the kids did love the Ben and Jerry’s and the hippies serving it were kind of entertaining.  ( They were some HAIRY guys)   I see no reason to be returning to Pearl Street until I can park according to nazi  regulations.

Have you ever gotten a parking ticket?  Did you pay it?  Did you tell your spouse?  Did you swear? 

 Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.