Saturday, April 30, 2016


We started our day with a plan and stuck to it.  Our day was full of productivity.

Home Depot:

Saturday morning workshop and Plant Fair!

He built a birdhouse and worked on it by himself
while Mommy shopped for a few things that were
on a great special.


We thought the camera at the self-check-out was
a little funny.  

Excited because we came back out to hear the raffle
winner and Grammie came to see us and the fair!  
It's great that Home Depot can provide us with such
great entertainment.  (Mommy is easy to please.) 


Mommy gardened while Oliver came in and out.
We got all our spring starters in the ground and 
started some more.


Oliver needed his tended too and so did Mommy.
The nail ladies are not impressed when Mommy
gardens before she goes.  Oh well. Her nails
are always a mess anyway.


No picture of Mommy trying to get her assignment
complete while Oliver was taking a bath, playing
with air soft guns, asking for dinner.  Assignment
WILL GET DONE tomorrow.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 29, 2016


We can't write the blog properly tonight because of connection issues and Mommy is trying to still keep her New Years resolution of getting more sleep (and laugh more) so we'll write tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Donut Wednesday and Open House

We had a nice Donut Wednesday.  Oliver woke up and said, "Yay!  Open House!"  He kind of likes school, he just won't always admit it!  

Donuts waiting for morning.

(Mommy's tea.)
We got this day handled.  Our car is 
better, at least for a little while longer.

Open House and Bernardo's 10th Anniversary:

Oliver's Desk.

Oliver is a writer!  His handwriting is 
so nice and his spelling is pretty

Claire came to check out Oliver's scholarly work.

He's lucky his teacher grew up with brothers
who hunted and raised boys that were
scouts too!

Oliver has only gotten two strikes this
year.  He is a very good boy at school.

Looking at cocoons. 


A peek inside his desk.




He is reading at the 4th grade level.  He loves reading!

Oliver and Mrs. Olmstead.  

Heading to the library!

AR award wall.

He has made it to the wall this year!

Showing us books.

Showing his Daddy animal books. Oliver
always checks out non-fiction animal books.

Oliver's sunflowers in his classroom window.

Looking for dinner.  They had food trucks.

Mommy is so proud of this kid!

So proud that she has to keep putting her
arms around him.  He has worked so hard this
year and is becoming such a responsible scholar.  

Reading while waiting for a pizza dinner.

Ceremony.  The first principal of the school opened
the time capsule from 10 years ago.  It was pretty neat.

Birthday cake!

2nd grade classmates!  

We had to walk really far and up a really steep hill
to get back to our Adventure Subaru.  It kind of reminds
Mommy of the hard work we have been putting into
to Oliver's schoolwork since he started at Bernardo
four years ago.  It seems like it is all finally coming together.
Mommy is so grateful.

Oliver is off with his Daddy now.  Mommy will see her scholar on Friday afternoon.  She looks forward to a nice productive weekend of getting A LOT of her homework done!