Saturday, June 29, 2013

Toronto escapades...Ontario Science Center

Joni decided to push the pin board with her face!
Putting Auntie Jesse, Grandma Gail, Auntie Alie, and Grandpa Allan in the spotlight
After building this Darth Vader Angry Birds tower (the display was called "aggravated avian"!), Haven tried to shoot it down with an air compressor gun.

Toronto zoo

 Amazing ropes course, not for the faint of heart or acrophobic!
 From top to bottom: Haven, Bethany, Luke, Jack


Heading to the Beaches at Grandma Jane’s house

 Millie, the world’s most adorable kitten!

Auntie Alie’s birthday party at Grandma Gail & Grandpa Allan’s house

 Kids were very impressed by Spencer’s (Auntie Jesse’s boyfriend) motorcycle!

Happy birthday Auntie Alie!
Fondue party

Family party at Grandma Goody & Opa’s house

Melissa and Joni are transformed into the Hulk
 Auntie Clare and Jack
 Haven & Uncle Erich celebrate a Foosball victory!
Auntie Ingrid’s dog Basil was remarkably patient while Luke used the poor dog as a princess stand.

Happy birthday cousin Suzie!
 Smores joy
Post-smores dip!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Very odd concert series

Father's Day Weekend in DC

 Striking a pose at the Smithsonian sculpture gardens 

Brian selected some serious deep dish pesto pizza for his Father's Day lunch

Best gift = Darth Vader #1 Dad t-shirt

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Astronomy meets catwalk

Haven & Joni have been learning about the planets, and decided to bring the solar system to life in a fashion show/concert...apparently Neptune has a little attitude.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ann & Zach's Cornucopia (a.k.a. community garden plot)

Girls loved picking all the veggies, and called the smaller carrots “Norea carrots” 
(Norea is Ann & Zach’s baby).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Great art class at a local gallery

The kids participated in a discussion in the gallery about differences between a drawing of a horse by Picasso and another artist's drawings of a horse, and then went outside for a lesson about how to draw their live model, "Belle."

 Joni had some help with  outlining the horse, but otherwise they did these on their own.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Welcome Goldie and Lala to the family!

After much begging (and a long wait to earn enough "responsibility points"), Haven and Joni got their first pets. In case the aquarium and the name "Goldie" didn't provide enough clues, the girls are doing their best goldfish impressions.  

Another tooth gone!

(and goggle eyes after swimming!)