Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Rowan had his first run in the Pinewood Derby today. His wasn't the fastest car there, but this was his first year making one. I'm still pretty impressed at what they were able to make out of a solid block of wood.
His car was a boat, and we decided it was really a log flume boat, so the people riding it had to have their hands in the air because they were screaming. Please note the Harry Potter lightening bolt on the side. No car of Rowan's would be complete without some sort of reference to Harry Potter.
He got 3rd place, for Most Unique. Not bad for a first try. I'm sure he already has ideas for his car for next year.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Now we are 35.

Yesterday was my birthday. It was not a really birthday kind of day. The Pixie is still snotty and coughing, I'm still snotty and coughing, and we had to go to the school for Kindergarten night instead of doing a fun birthday type evening. It ended up being pretty fun watching Niall do his thing. He showed us how he uses the materials in his classroom to add 4 digit numbers together. It was very cool. Of course, I forgot the camera. John took a cell phone picture, so now we have to figure out how to get that picture off his phone and onto some sort of usable platform.

Until then, have a picture of one of my recent knits. It's the Hermione Hat, and I made it for Rowan's teacher, who is moving away to California this month. We are really sad to see her go, but she's starting a grand new adventure with her little family, and we know she's going to have fun.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Happy Little Christmas

Dusting off this blog to post pictures of our Little Christmas. I found a French bakery in the next town over, and so we were able to have a proper Galette Des Rois and crown our king for the year.
Niall found the feve, and crowned Rowan as king. All is well with the world.
I did get a new computer for Christmas, and am learning the ins and outs of working it and the lightroom program for photos. It's way snazzy. Expect more blog posts soon.