Measle (6) was thrilled to get a trophy the same week as her sister. Measle ran track this year for the first time and all the kids got trophies.
Monk (10) worked at the ranch for his grandparents and picked up 1,140 pieces of brass from the shooting range. With the money he earned (3 cents a shell), he bought a large Bionicle and spent that evening feverishly putting it together. Here he is showing off his work.
Not to be outdone by his older siblings, American Boy (4) has mastered pattern recognition and put together this rainbow road from my blog friend Tara at Too Many Kids in the Bathtub. It's also a handy tool to teach the order of the colors of the rainbow. Remember ROY G. BIV?