Doris Mae II

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rocket Girl

The first pic was taken during Bug's very first visit to a playground. Many shots were taken, but this was the best of the best. We call it "Rocket Girl". Over the next few years, Bug posed (usually willingly) on the same rocket, but we never again captured the magic of the original.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

School in the park.

The weather was great today (again) so Bug and I decided to take advantage of it (especially since they're calling for rain Fri.-Sun.).
We took care of math, narration and dictation at home, then got out the bike. We grabbed some lunch on the way and rode down to the park. Bug wanted a pic taken by this cannon.

After lunch we read Bruce Colville's retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

We then threw the frisbee around for a while. At some point Bug decided that she just wanted to throw it by herself, so I tried to get some shots. The last one is blurry, but I like it.

After playing, we studied Mandarin for a while, then went out for ice cream. Yum. It was then time for karate class.

On our way home we picked up some bread and stopped at the park again to feed the ducks.

This one was very noisy. Bug said he was "double-quacking" at her...and that's exactly what it sounded like.

This squirrel chased 2 ducks away to get this.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our new ride.

Bug & I do a lot of bike riding when it's nice out. We had an old (15 years) pedal trailer with a 20" wheel, but decided to get this new one. It's got a 24" wheel and can be used until Bug weighs 80 lbs...which should be quite a long time. 

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Bug and I worked on some science projects today. First up, we set up a water-filtration system to see if we could turn dirty water into clean water. In the first pic, Bug is working on putting the parts together.

Here's the final product. The top layer is gravel, then sand followed by active carbon and, finally, filter paper.

I forgot to take a pic of the dirty water...we mixed water, soil and cooking oil together. Here's Bug, pouring it into the filter.

Here you can see some of the dirt being filtered out of the water.

Here's what came out the bottom. Clear water! (we didn't drink it, though)

Bug also got this egg for Easter. We put it in water and it's supposed to crack open and something will grow out of it...stay tuned!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Meat Puppets!

Tonight was the big night...the Meat Puppets concert! Bug was pretty excited about it. Here she is as we're getting ready to leave.

Here she is outside the venue. She got many comments/compliments on her shirt from the folks who were hanging around, waiting for the doors to open.

She was asking how long it would be until we could go in when I told her to turn around...and she spotted Curt Kirkwood. (singer/guitarist) He remembered her from last summer, said he still had the note that she gave him and was more than happy to pose for a photo.

As soon as I was done taking that picture the rest of the band showed up. I was just going to get a shot of Bug with them but they insisted that Bug's dad & I join them. They all thought her shirt was pretty cool, too.

Bug had had Curt sign her "Too High to Die" CD cover last summer, but didn't get to meet Cris until tonight, so she had him sign it.

Cris asked Bug if there were any particular songs that she was hoping to hear. Her reply? "I'll write you a list." She got out her notebook and got to work. I think he was worried, but I knew that it would only have 2 songs on it: Coming Down and Flaming Heart. They played Coming Down, but we had to wake her up to hear it!

It was a long night for Bug. She did have fun, though.


They had some kid-sized shirts available, so we got her one. Her dad took it back and had the band sign it. Cris went a little crazy on the back.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Leopard frogs, M & M Swirl, and Meat Puppets.

Bug and I went for our first bike ride of the year yesterday. While on the trail we spotted this leopard frog sunning itself.

Today, Bug and were out doing a bit of shopping. We stopped for lunch and then Bug had dessert. The flavor of the day was M&M Swirl and she decided to try it. It was a big hit.

Bug is going to go see the Meat Puppets this weekend. She LOVES their "Too High to Die" CD, so I made this shirt for her to wear to the show. She got to meet the singer/guitarist last summer, but didn't get to go to the show. She's quite excited about it.