Saturday, July 22, 2017

While Bennett and AP were attending the final baseball tournament of the season, the Safar-Prose girls headed home - where everything's coming up Roses. 💞🌹
































Monday, July 17, 2017

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 Harper decided joining gymnastics was a brilliant idea after her successful 7th birthday celebration at Granite City Gymnastics.  And, she was correct.  H has been loving her Monday afternoon tumbling sessions, and there are far less tears and much more strength in those chicken legs and arms.





Friday, July 14, 2017

We run and plan and play and check off lists and visit our family and visit our friends and hustle and bustle and clean and pack and unpack and organize and shop and cheer and ...  sometimes ... we just sit.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bennett's baseball schedule is nearing an end, and the most recent game was intense!  With the Mister home sick sick sick, and the usual cheering section at other events, Harper and I were the only lucky spectators to witness this nail biter!  The blue team was slow to hit the ball, and trailing by 10 points in the 3RD inning.  But, the final 2 innings - it was RALLY TIME!
So fun to watch such determination!  Way to go, Sabres!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Checking off "learn to ride your bike, Harper" from the Summer To-Do List has opened up an whole new world for the Morningstar crew.  Now, we can go anywhere (with a responsible, willing adult) and around the block (without above mentioned supervision).  Today, we even went to the grocery for 3 random items: red wine vinegar, garlic and a lime.
And, later that evening, I ditched the shorties and pedaled over to Jill's house for some curriculum development.
The cup holder works great, Dad! 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Many times I speak of our village, and how incredibly thankful I am for their help in raising the Ninja and the Gnome.  We are so lucky to have people surrounding us to teach and inspire the kids on many levels - from academic and political to outdoor and adventure.  There is one Caveman in particular that we hold dear - and that is Matt Jacobson.

Matt has taught Bennett to snowboard, and fire build, and to go on super scary rides, and fuse an incredibly unsafe amount of fireworks together.  He gives advice and answers questions patiently. Bennett trusts him completely, and listens to and applies Matt's suggestions.   Matt encourages Bennett to try new things and he leads by example (and let me tell you - that kid is watching and learning....)

Bennett suggested that he maybe one day, he would like to learn how to wakeboard.  Matt said "Let's do it, Buddy." and together, they did.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

What should we do, what should we do?  How about a trip to The Tiny House?   Well, that's an easy sell...  Off to TTH we go!














one tiny house can hold so much love - we are pretty lucky.