I let myself get talked into a bad haircut again. I didn’t loose a bet, I just wanted a colored mohawk to celebrate summer and the upcoming South Dakota Kayak Challenge. It started off with Sonora pretending to be a cat, and then a turtle…
We tried adding hair to Corvin’s chest to make a man out of him 🙂
Corvin decided to get his hair cut first. He eagerly took his shirt off and received a chopping from Danelle.
Eventually, it was my turn and Danelle decided to have fun with me. We went through several bad styles before landing on the last bad one.
An attempt at a traditional bowl cut.
The final bad cut…
Styled it was a bit better.
Eventually we got some color and it looked better…
Somehow we missed the family shot of the 4 of us with colored hair this time. Maybe next time I”ll pay for the bad haircut and then dye it myself!
Sonora crossed over to be an official Girl Scout! Most of the girls in the troop elected to cross over, keeping the troop a good size.
Danelle got recognition for being the cookie mom again!
And here are all of the girls after the crossover.
The party also included a pot luck dinner. It was perfect weather to socialize with the other parents and see the kids play together!
In early May, we hosted a gathering of the grad students and post docs working in the lab with Danelle. We started out on the porch, but as for all good parties, the action soon moved to the kitchen. We had a few good rounds of Jenga, taking it to the point that there were very few moves left. Becca finally collapsed the tower.
We all enjoyed the loads of food and drinks, some brought that evening, but many that were leftovers from the Avery Play cast party.
Mandy and Brandon got married today at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park. We were lucky enough to be invited to the ceremony. This park is a decent drive from our house, so I’m not sure we’ve ever been to it before. When we got there, it was drizzling rain and preparing to storm more. Not wanting to get in the way as we were a bit early, I checked out a nearby water tower hidden in the woods.
With the tower properly explored and my dress shoes muddy, we proceeded to the shelter for the ceremony. Its an old shelter with a fireplace that faces 4 different directions. They had a small fire on each of the four sides providing a nice atmosphere.
In a classic Hogan move, I stopped taking photos and have none of the bride and groom. It may have been because there were threats of a tornado in the area and the wind and rain accelerated the day a ton. At least I have one photo of people… Maybe next time I’ll pay better attention!
Corvin had a soccer game in Arnold in the morning and Danelle was out of town. So I decided to take the kids for a hike at nearby Strawberry Creek Nature Area before his game. The three of us set out and walked about 1/3 of the path in the park. I wanted to hike more, but we were pressed for time.
Its a place I want to return and hike again when I have more time!