Thursday, June 18, 2009

House Guests...

The month of June's theme for the Mavins has been Visiting and Visitors.

This past Sunday one of my dear friends from our college days, Sara, arrived with her two girls, Laurel (7) and Lydia (5). Sara and I had plenty to catch up on, including a tour of our house and yard this being their first visit since we moved to Ann street. We packed a lot into their 2 1/2 days here. Yummy food, good wine, plenty of coffee, yoga, softball, a mommy's lunch/afternoon out, a little sewing (Sara), and HOURS of giggly play (the girls).

Tuesday morning we took our guests out to Tiny Circus. Sara was interested to learn just what exactly Tiny Circus was all about. Our brood of kiddos was useful as Tiny Circus needed some kids to test out their plan for creating quick and dirty animations for the upcoming Art In The Park sessions with which they will be involved.

First the girls created some monsters...





And then they colored a background...


Uncle Jason explained how the stop animation process works...


And then Camille and the girls made a monster dance party!



Hopefully I'll soon have their little short animation file to post here for you all to see. It was fun, and the older sisters were talking all afternoon about other animations they could create.

By late afternoon Tuesday, the little sisters had had as much as they could handle. We suggested some quiet time with a movie and 10 minutes later...


Wednesday morning our guests packed up and continued on their journey east into Illinois to visit more friends. We so much enjoyed their visit and hope it's not another 5 years before they make it back our direction!


peace

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