Especially his buddy Lucas.
Especially his buddy Lucas.
Mirah was ready to get back to staining.
We did orange and yellow next.
And it was pretty clear we had about enough blocks cute. So Karl joined us staining.
Lucas played in the yard, and ate at the table, and was just happy to be outside.
I just love the way list looks.
Deep into the afternoon we lined up the blocks we had, and were starting to question our color choices.
So, after LOTS of discussions and experiemnting with blocks we decided to not use the orange and red blocks. THEN we would finish a few blocks with no stain.
RIP red and Orange blocks.
It was really starting to come together.
The last of the blocks we needed.
We did some math of blocks we had left, colors we wanted to incorporate, and got to work.
More greens and blues and yellows.
Once everything was dried, we put them into a bug bucket.
We started cleaning up.
It felt like my nails would never be the same.
We prepped the board we were going to use for the blocks.
We tired a few different types of adhesive. The first one was a water activated one. So Karl got the board wet.
And we got to work attaching blocks.
An hour later…
We liked the configuration, but the adhesive wasn’t working well enough.
So off to Ace we went.
Lucas was so helpful
Well we started it.
The Lumbar Store!
The blocks in the piece we were inspired by we 2X2 or 3X3 blocks.
Our Lumbar store only had 1×1 or 4×4
We went with the 1×1 for a couple of reasons:
Next, after making some cuts we wanted to make sure it would work. It was looking so good.
SO my sweet Karl got to work cutting up some wood!
You can really see all the saw dust on he dark shirt and in his hair.
Meanwhile, Mirah and I started staining.
We chose to do a stain rather than just straight paint, because we wanted to be able to see the wood under the paint.
We wanted to have different shades from the same color
There is something really satisfying about looking at all of them together.
No shame, shrouded in shadow.
Oh my goodness I LOVE these kids.
He first lesson went super well. She has a hard time focusing often, but she loved it, and her teacher said she will keep working with her.
Woah. That is a pretty big budget.
I was pretty impressed with their organization and attempt at transparency.
After all of that, our Principal came up and explained about the new school houses.
All the houses and their mascots.
It makes me happy to know she is at a school who is invested in organization, and cool organizations.
Then we found out about this…
More information to come. But is sounds like we will have a new school building in a few years.
After the presentation we went to meet with Mrs. Sumsion in her room and see Mirah’s classroom.
We looked at the new classroom math books.
Check out the cool playhouse!
Cubby trays for the kids papers.
Karl is standing on Mirah’s spot on the rug. She is in the light green row.
A serious one.
First order of buisness when we got to the park:
Fit like…baggy glove.
Once that was all figured out, it was time for some drills!
Coach Thomas Richards coming over to give Mirah some instructions.
And they were off!!
We were all there, cheering here on!
I think she had a pretty great time.