Piping Down the Sun

While her sister was off passing her first skating skills test (yipeee!); Missy E was off with her band piping down the sun.  The backdrop of the sky was beautiful,

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The band started at the bottom of the path and marched up under the setting sun through fog before forming their circle.

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Missy was happy that she got to wear her spiffy new hat like the rest of the band.

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To top it off the ice cream truck owner gave her sprinkles on her cone because she had “done such a good job”.

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Weekend Fun

The weekend began with yet another skating competition.  This time, unfortunately, it was not Miss K’s time to shine.  Hopefully it will go better in September.  Miss E was excited to see the giant PanAm torch.  After the competition we headed out to lunch with Grammy which was fun as always.

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Next, up north to Grandma and Grandpa T’s for a few days.  While there the girls were rather busy.  Miss E supervised Grandpa as he did a job and then baked with Grandma.  Miss K practised making pastry with the expert which resulted in a wonderful apple pie….at least that is what I have been told of the gluteny offering.  She also worked with Grandpa to create a wind chime that she is quite proud of.

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When they arrived home it was off to get our nails done as a treat.  The girls were excited about having such pretty toes.

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First Skate of the Season

Katrine skated for the first time this past Saturday.  She stayed very focused and looked nice in her new dress.

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Oh, and she took first place for her solo.  As you can tell, she was delighted.  First time she has medaled in a competitive skating competition.

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4 Years Home for our Little

What a difference four years have made.  We went from tears and dismay to what you see below and it has been a great journey.  Just enjoy the photos.

Turns out Mama is not bad.
Turns out Mama is not bad.
Neither is the rest of the family.  They make me smile a lot.
Neither is the rest of the family. They make me smile a lot.
Now sisters are a lot of fun...especially when...
Now sisters are a lot of fun…especially when…
...they give you bubble hair.
…they give you bubble hair.

House? A bit beyond that.

We have moved a bit beyond house.  Yup, recently we have had a ninja training academy for penguins, a bakery and most recently an ink shop.  The girls created advertisements and delivered them via “mail” to Glenn and I.  Then they decorated our extra room.  Turn out for the grand opening was awesome as you can see from the line in the hallway.  By day three, the focus had shifted to include factory tours.  Two groups of stuffies attended.  The first a family group and the second was from preschool I am told.  Then it expanded to an include a science station involving orbees and finally a rainbow loom crafting station.  As you can tell, hours of fun were had.

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The line up was down the hall and kept growing.  A very mixed bag of customers.
The line up was down the hall and kept growing. A very mixed bag of customers.
The factory itself (marker ink mixed with water).
The factory itself (marker ink mixed with water).
A tour group.  This group actually got free quills too!
A tour group. This group actually got free quills too!
Oh yes, there also was scented ink.
Oh yes, there also was scented ink.
Here is the science station.
Here is the science station.