Saturday, May 8, 2010


I mean swimming lessons.

This morning was our first swim class. It'll last a month. It wasn't really all that bad. She mostly whine cried. We decided to sign up along with our neighbor who has two girls one 4 and one 2. I thought this might help Violet knowing there were people there that she knew, and I think it did.


More crying. Mainly because her ears got wet.

Is that a smile?

Oh, another smile.
By the end she was in a better mood. That is until the instructor told us to dunk them. Thought that was a bit much. We didn't go all the way under and she wasn't to happy about it. We'll save dunking for the last class.
On the way home she talked about Addi, Gillian, and the big water. Maybe next week she'll be a more into it.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Dada and Grandpa Grine to Violet.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Violet has discovered the ice cream man.

All gone. Now I'm all sticky.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Here's a little bit of what Chris and I do in the evenings after Violet goes to bed. We call it job number 2.

I just finished this commission piece for the top of a couples wedding cake. Based on the Owl & the Pussy Cat story. Stands about 8 1/2" tall and the base is about 6" wide.

Chris just finished the cover to Meatshakes. It's written by a friend of ours and they are in the process of pitching it to publishers. Meatshakes is kinda like a mix of the Wizard of Oz meets McDonaldland in an H.R. Pufnstuf world.

Monday, May 3, 2010


My purple bearded iris' are going crazy this year. These were from our old house and we brought them with us. I had them in pots till 2 1/2 yrs ago when I finally planted them here. along the garage. They have easily tripled in size since then, and this year we have more flowers then ever. I'll probably have to separate them this fall and move some else where.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Yesterday was national free comic book day. You could have gone into any comic book shop across the country and received a bunch of free comic books. Many shops had other events going on as well. Chris did drawings and signings at Elite Comics in Overland Park. So after nap time we decided to go visit him. They had professional looking super heroes that you could have your picture taken with. Violet wanted nothing to do with Super Girl so I had to be in the picture too. Violet was dressed appropriately, she wore her Batman shirt.