Let's see. What are all the things I thought about posting about, but didn't? I gave Silas his first haircut because Irina wanted one and he had been asking me too for a while.
This is the both of them shortly after. I made Silas's Mario shirt with a bleach pen, though I didn't realize the bleach would bleed so much so it's not as good as I had hoped it would be. Live and learn. He still loves it.
Here is a before and after that Harper helped me make. My friend Julia took the before picture during the Life Learners egg hut.
Harper has been taking an acting class at the homeschool resource center from a woman whom we know from Life Learners. She has really been loving it. There have been 5 or 6 other tween/teens in the class at various times, so it has been the perfect size for her, I think. It's helped her gain a lot of confidence. Last week, they did a little performance for the parents and I think she was very good. I don't have pictures because I forgot my camera. Dooooh.
Saren did this online Starcraft tournament the other day. She was up in her room playing and we were downstairs watching a guy talk about her playing. First one guy won three games in a row and then Saren played him and beat him, which I thought was pretty impressive. The gamecaster (I don't actually know if that's an appropriate word but I'm going with it) called her a him the whole time, but then she let him know she was a girl and her subsequent challenger made sexist remarks on the chat. She lost that one, but it was cool to watch her win the game she won. She was really excited about it.
The saga of the van and the insurance company continues, but hopefully it will end today. Best case scenario: we have a drive-able van and money from the insurance company. Worst case scenario: .....nevermind. Let's just focus on the best-case scenario.
In conclusion, here is a photo of a cat on a couch.
Important footnote: There is no ketchup in this post.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
There's this song that I'm going to assume you know because I've heard it a million times that goes, "now you're just somebody that I used to know." It was playing on the radio in the van and it made Silas crack up. He said, "Easter! Easter is over!" And then we realized that what he heard was "now you're just somebody that I Easter know." Which, of course, means that I will forever hear that song in just that way from now on.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I was going to write about how the insurance company for the moron who hit our van is trying to screw us over by saying that they only want to give us 80% of the estimate (the estimate that their guy gave, the guy who didn't even open the hood) even though he was 100% at fault, but instead I will post pictures from our egg hunt with the Life Learners today. (Which came with its own set of woes, but I won't get into that, because pictures are happier things.)