Wednesday, August 31, 2011

we survived

The Bingo Queen is another bird wearing a hat.
Noah is home now. We both survived. It was a very long day. I spent the day running errands and playing Lego Harry Potter with Ellie. I am not especially fond of playing Lego Harry Potter which made me miss Noah more. He rode the bus home for the first time today. He said, "it was like a big car, but louder." So, I suppose we are going to continue with a formal education and count the days until next summer.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Boooo school

Tomorrow summer is officially over and I am NOT happy about it. Noah starts 2nd grade tomorrow. The school day should be shorter, condensed, tell them what they really need to know and send them home. Lets cut out art, music, sports... I can do all that at home. I vote for no more fun in school, just program their brains and send them home to have fun.

I guess what I really hate is the rush, the schedule, the fast paced mornings. I don't like mornings to begin with.

Bottom line, they take my boy tomorrow, and I am very sad. Oh, and I am making a series of birds wearing hats. This one is a nerdy viking.

Friday, August 26, 2011

ART Classes

Art Classes

The Walnut Lodge, New Wilmington,

taught by Jill Postema

Art Zoo

Art Zoo is an art and creative movement experience for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids, ages 2-5, will listen to stories, move, play, pretend and express themselves through art while learning about animals.

· Wednesdays, 10:15am-11:00am

· Starting September 14, 2011

· $100.00 for 10 weeks of class

Passport to Art

Passport to Art is a creative opportunity for kids, ages 6-12, to be inspired, create in their own way and express themselves while experiencing art from around the globe.

Kids will make clay sculptures similar to those found in Egyptian tombs, try printmaking inspired by art from Japan, paint like Aboriginal artists from Australia and experience more art adventures from around the globe.

· Wednesdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm

· Starting September 14, 2011

· $110.00 for 10 weeks of class

Jill Postema is a professional artist and actor with ten years teaching experience, PA teaching certification and state clearances.

The Walnut Lodge is located at 115 E. Neshannock Ave. New Wilmington, PA 16142

For more information:, (724) 346-4746 or contact Jill Postema at

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

little boy

This was an ad for Sears Noah and I did when he was little. He is not little anymore. He turned Eight. I am, of course, shocked. Eight is very old. Now when I hold his hand it feels a "real" hand, almost the same size as mine. Thank goodness I have a whole year before I have to go through this all over again.

Monday, August 1, 2011

visiting home in St. Louis

Happy Girls

Rhinos at the zoo

Face to face with a dragon

Playing with Grandparents

...and making art for a new baby girl
My cup is full

Luuuuuuuuv summer

We are doing such lovely things, like traveling about, swimming constantly and painting in our shady yard. I love it.