Archive for November, 2016

The Reindeer Have Landed

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Right near the art studio where Tad has his lessons – which is in the middle of a small shopping center/antique mall/local landmark – there is a fabric store.  Every year, the open field next to the fabric store gets some extra fencing, and two reindeer move in! This thrilled the kids tremendously. The only […]

Art of the Week – Polar Bear Sculpture

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This was the second part of a two-part lesson on three dimensions and sculpting.  In part one, the class created the armature of a polar bear out of aluminum foil.  Tad showed me his foil form last week, but it wasn’t camera ready. Yesterday, the sculpting began.  And WOW, did Tad take to sculpting! I […]

Thanksgiving 2016

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Here’s hoping your holiday was filled with food and family, like ours was! As Tad said, “Wow, I’m really blowing my diet!”  Pause.  “Mom, what’s a diet?” And if you’re wondering where Thumper was… While you can’t see it in this picture, the poor little guy was just the right height to burn his cheek […]

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

‘Tis the season…. at least around here, anyway. I only had parent-teacher conferences for Thumper and Rerun.  Tad’s teacher offered them if parents wanted one, but I see her almost weekly, so I feel good about the amount of contact we have – plus we exchange emails frequently.  And of course, this is the first […]