Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ella at art camp

Ella did a week of Big Fat Messy art camp this summer, she loved it! She made a pinch pot, a wooden pendant with eggshells, a homemade scratch board with pastels and paint, a pastel still life, a canvas painting, a watercolor horse painting, a music inspired posterboard, bookmarks with shaving cream and coloring and lots of free draw pieces with paint and markers. Here are all her beautiful creations …


“Ella’s art projects from Big messy art camp.”

From Ella Art class 2014, posted by Sarah Peterson Frick on 8/19/2014 (16 items)

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Abby’s dance class

Abby finished up her summer dance class session last week. She went once a week for 6 weeks for ballet and tap. She did very well following her teacher and learning some of the french terms. In fact her teacher recommended signing her up for the 6 and 7 year old class if she was going to continue in the fall because she would be bored in the 4 and 5 year old class by Christmas. But when we would ask her if she liked dance class we got lukewarm responses so I think we will pass on signing up for the monthly payments and recital costs for now. 😉 I think starting preschool will be enough activities for now. If she starts asking about them again we may reconsider. Here she is on the last day, she is on the right in the blue leotard and skirt.

Abby dance

“Camping” Vacation

Just got back from a great vacation. I called it “camping” because we did stay in a cottage and not a tent at Old Forge Camping. Jeremy’s parents and siblings (and families) went too, so 8 adults and 7 kids in all. Everyone did their own thing during the day and we ate dinner and did camp fire together in the evenings. Our family went hiking up Bald Mountain. We made it 98% of the way to the top but decided against doing the last rocky bit at the top with the kids (Jeremy had Mia on his back). Once they got into it Ella and Abby had a blast. Mia fell asleep in the carrier for part of the time. We also went out in a paddle boat and a canoe, spent some time playing at the beach and in the lake.