Grandmother passed in early April so we made our way to the funeral.
Through the fog.
The weather eventually cleared up and travel was easier.
Redflare didn’t pull out the camera much but did manage to get a copy of freshman year me from the collage.
Meanwhile the littles were their normal cute selves.
Especially afterward when we went to help with cleanup.
And when the teens weren’t helping (which TJ couldn’t do much of due to his surgury restrictions) they patiently posed for Redflare.
Thunderer came along (naturally) to a school event where Little Miss and a group set up a rube goldberg machine.
While she waited for it to actually do something she pretended to meditate.
The goal of the machine for this group was to close a book (and squash a mouse).
It didn’t work 100% as expected but did at least do what it set out to do.
They even won the ‘most creative’ award.
Before anybody asks, not every group did win something.
It was a quick trip and then we were on our way back home, but not before Thunderer got to hug her biggest sister.
Mom and Pops were headed north… or was it south?
Either way, they were passing through so we took the opportunity to meet up.
Gave us some good photo ops.
And naturally showed off their mischief a bit.
As with all quick visits, it was over too soon and with one last pose we had to say goodbye.
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Little Miss’ paintings really don’t need an introduction, so I’m going to put them out here to share.
The Incredibles is one of those movies that automatically resonates with my family because, well, they’re a family of heroes.
We’ve all been looking forward to its return for a while, so when the first trailer came out for Incredibles 2 with some story details (rather than the
Jack Jack teaser) the kids gathered around the computer and enjoyed.
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The teens were highly impressed this winter with the icicles they were able to find (I clearly need to take a closer look at the gutters in some places).
For size they each posed with it.
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Newbie was the star of the show on her birthday at the Children’s Museum and she knew it.
The others got into what is becoming their usual antics there too though.
I’m not sure what the attraction is for Thunderer and the sand, but it’s where she went first again.
Meanwhile Superman was sure to return to the lego-like blocks.
They moved around quite a bit though. Thunderer decided on a new project eventually.
Superman joined Newbie in the grocery area too.
And even took after Redflare and didn’t burn any food for his older brother.
The teenagers were a great help in keeping an eye on the little ones.
Can’t tell they’re related at all can you?
There are a few more pictures to go at the Children’s Museum. I think I can work out another post.
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