Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Tuesday, May 15
View from the ICD building at the UofM


May 14, 2012
Honeysuckle on the fence at the toddler playground.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Sunday, May12
Mother's Day brunch. Love you Mom!


Saturday, May 12
Perfect day for garage-sale-ing! I picked up these intimidating weapons for $1... I have two, yes TWO on-going nerf-gun feuds that these will come in handy for. 
Kai and Sam had better watch their backs!* **

* It is NOT, I repeat NOT important to note that Kai and Sam are 7 and 10, respectively.
** Also, note to self: never let Kai and Sam meet each other. Terrifying prospect.


Friday, May 11
If you look closely you can see why they now call me "Ms. Penny-legs" at  work.  Also, who falls asleep on their extra laundry change?!?  I'm barely an adult.


Newly minted Master o' Education.
Love these guys. Wouldn't have survived (or remembered a single deadline) without them!
Mom and Dad!
Katie and Ben ... feigning surprise with an offensive degree of authenticity.
Erin and Jon!
Aunt TC
Linda, Courtney, and myself.
Finished the evening with surprise cake and ice cream courtesy of Ben!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sometimes love looks just exactly like 7 people sitting in an auditorium for 4 hours so that they can watch you walk across a stage for 15 seconds while they clap loudly enough that you can hear them during said walk and know that you are so, so loved.
I graduated form the University of Minnesota on Thursday! M.Ed and teaching license in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. Woot! I'm looking forward to everything.


Wednesday, May9
  Dad came to school to lead a wood working lesson with my kiddos. It was great! On so many levels! Here Dad is drilling the door with S and S.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Monday, May 7
Building a bird house is serious work!


Sunday, May 6, 2012
OMG, Jon! Garlic peeled in mere seconds! AND NO GARLIC FINGERS!


Saturday, May 5, 2012
I mean, maybe it was a stay-in-bed-and-read-epic-biographies-about-kick-ass-women kind of day.
Catherine the Great; Portrait of a Woman - so good!


Friday, May 4, 2012
I love this statue! She can be seen in person in all of her bad-ass book-babe glory at the Minneapolis Central Library.


Thursday, May 3, 2012
Happy #27 Benny Boy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Wednesday, May 2

Beauty day on the playground!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Tuesday, May 1
They're everywhere! Little swaying, swinging caterpillars.


Monday, April 30

We explore width and dimension and physics as we discuss how to build a wide base for our tower.


Sunday, April 29
Dad made two picture frames out of pieces of the old Darby floor! Best birthday present ever.


Saturday, April 28
It's not what it looks like. Happy No-Thesis Saturday! Great night out with Katie Lister.