Thursday, June 25, 2015

What's a Bow Staff

Grandma Helen
sent me an email asking, "what's a bow-staff?"

As Sam will tell you, they started out as "bong johns," the polls, as he is demonstrating in the photo, that people used to carry pails of water and food.

Later, cool ninjas, like himself, learned to use these as weapons in martial arts.

And so he's spending the week learning "The 9 Lines of Attack" and other helpful skills, should we ever get attacked and we have a stick handy.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quick Notes from June 2015

At the store last night, in the cleaning section:

Sam: "Men don't clean. Women clean."
Josephine: "Um- no. It says 'MR. Clean' right here."

Bubbles at horse camp.
Last game of the season.


Josephine won the Sunshine Award this year at her school. Sam won it last year! One student each years is awarded this for being - well, sunshiny! So proud.


Jo flew to Texas with grandma Helen, and back by herself. Such a big girl! Such a fun adventure.