Friday, June 6, 2014

The School Nook

Tracy: "I love finds like this. When we took down the wall we found this awesome area under a set of stairs! Now the school room will have a hideout/reading nook! Awesomeness!"

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A One School-Room House

As opposed to a 1-room school house, of course. Lynn's retiring from teaching this year. But not really. And Tracy's picking up a new avocation - teaching. You see, this Fall the kids (all but the twins) will be going to a hybrid program at SLO Classical Academy (where Jamie taught a couple years). They will attend classes two days a week and work at home two days a week with Fridays reserved for field trips and enrichment activities. Tracy and Lynn will be doing the at-home part...

There's the new backyard deck behind the new wall.

We found a little hidden space that will be turned
into a "behind the looking glass" area for the kids.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Matteo, or Matisse

Our kindergartner won first prize in a regional school art contest, and received another ribbon for best of theme. Way to go, Matteo!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Safe Food in SLO

I tagged along with Matt to a Safe Food in SLO event in Santa Margarita today to promote food safety awareness and raise money for Jack's Helping Hand. Matt's company supported the event by having a booth. And for my train friends, included are some shots of a passing auto rack train and a Coast Starlight with three PVs on the rear. The park was adjacent to the ROW. All my photos and links to exhibitors are here:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

CDMA Plays at the AG Library

Coastal Dance and Music Academy (and all their various groups) did a variety show at the Arroyo Grande Library today. Snippets included pieces from Beauty and the Beast Jr, monologues, the Three Little Pigs, Annie, and skits written and performed by the kids. All the photos:

Monday, April 21, 2014

And Then There Were Nine!

Oh my. The grandchildren count this Easter stands at nine! I'm not sure whether that's more fun or the parachute toy that actually worked this year... All the photos: