Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy birthday...

to my handsome father!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer project

Ryan is teaching himself something, but I'm not sure exactly what...
June 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pho and tell

One of Carol's summer projects is to expand The Beutel and Buxton families' culinary horizons.  A couple weeks ago, she talked Ryan into going to a Vietnamese restaurant with her.  
That was a big hit so today she organized another Vietnamese lunch, this time at Aurora's Pho-Yo! restaurant.
Our lunch party included Nate, Ryan, James, 
Andrew, Carol and I. 
Everyone partook in the lunch special bowl of Pho noodles.  James and I had ours with meatballs.
We also shared a pair of Korean Barbeque tacos.  These were ok, but not as good as I'd expected.

 My kids aren't adventurous eaters, so they were a little tentative when the food arrived.
However, it wasn't long...
 until they were slurping up their noodles like champions!
June 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Flat Stanley

June 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Emma chasing a bug

Darcy is not impressed with Emma's hunting skills.

June 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

1983

Theater Buxton

Theater Buxton's 2013 summer series got off to a good start with a Friday night showing of The Lorax.
Who wants to pick next week's movie? 
June 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Swinging and talking

This is how James has spent most of his summer vacation so far.  Who knew he had so much to say?
June 2013

Darcy has an Emma hat

It's times like this when I bet Darcy misses Maggie.
June 2013

To be continued

James' last day as a Highline student was June 3rd.  The audience for the continuation ceremony was standing room only.
The fifth graders filed in, and the ceremony started with the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 There were lots...
Mr. Langdon, Principal of Highline Community School
of speeches... 
Mr. Gonzales, Principal of Prairie Middle School
and lots... 
Ms. Allen, Mrs. Park and Ms. Vellinga
 of awards!
Our neighbor, Cynthia
Finally, it was time for diplomas. 
James looked very proud as he headed down the receiving line. 
Now he's a sixth grader! 
After the ceremony, we went back to the classroom... 
James and Cesar
for snacks...
Isaiah, Cesar and James
and hugs. 
James and Jozsh
James posed with all his friends... 
William, Isaiah, Cesar, James and Diana
and some... 
James and Ms. Alley, his Gifted & Talented teacher
of his favorite teachers.
James and Ms. Allen, his 2nd and 5th grade teacher
And then, after seven good years, our time as a Highline family came to end.  Goodbye, little school and thanks for everything!
June 2013