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My Son The Documentary Filmmaker

December 13th, 2010

Drew had some friends over to make a film for science class.  Believe it or not, the subject matter was natural selection.  They decided to make a faux documentary.  Each boy was interviewed in a different room in the house talking about a new animal that had adapted to survive in a desert environment.  Drew then pieced the interviews together to make them look ‘documentaryish’.  For some reason, one of the ’discoverers’ was interviewed while sitting on the toilet in my bathroom. 



Who am I to question the learning process?

Suffering For Their Art

October 31st, 2010

Believe it or not, they are fighting over the piano.

A Halloween Party in the Barn

October 31st, 2010

We hosted a middle school Halloween party in the barn.

Guess whose kid wore his little brother’s gingerbread man costume?


It really was a fun party.  The kids danced for three straight hours.

We interspersed the dancing with a few activities.  We used a PVC pipe for a limbo stick, took the kids out on a star-lit hike through a pasture that was literally crawling with zombies and chainsaw wielding madmen, and even hosted a little ‘Project Runway Halloween’ in which the kids had to work in a group to transform a sack full of odd, old clothes into a fabulous ensemble and ‘make it work’.

They had such a good time and enjoyed themselves so much that I have decided from now on….

I am only partying with seventh graders.