More Fun with Parker and Violet

The weekend has flown by.  I left on Monday  after putting them on the school bus. Saturday  in the afternoon we headed to the Skaneatles YMCA for Parker to ice skate and then 2 hours of swimming for them both. I was pretty tired standing there as close  as possible to the swimmers as  the parents and guardians are to do in case of a water emergency.

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Here are two of Parker’s tracings. . . . recognize Darth Vader and Hans Solo?



Sunday  afternoon, it was off to the very popular Syracuse Zoo!  The kids were great as I was a tad nervous with such a large crowd enjoying the exquisite spring weather  that we might get separated.  They were understanding at my concern and listened and stayed together.IMG_1188

A selfie at the entrance. . . . . .


Parker liked this big bear. . . .  .on the other side of the thick glass!


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Oh you guys would love Incredible India!

I am home now, but yesterday morning Violet came downstairs looking sad.  She said, “Miss Anne, I am sad because you are leaving today!’  Oh that touched my heart! I was sad,too !  We made some lovely  memories together !






About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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5 Responses to More Fun with Parker and Violet

  1. agwnowb says:

    You had a great visit from the looks of it. Wonderful photos Anne. A beautiful place too. And such sweet kids. Nice.

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    • annetbell says:

      It was a fun visit. I hope to go back for Spring Music Concert parker is


    • annetbell says:

      It was fun. I hope to go back early in May for Concert. Parker is first chair violin for his grade. Very talented little guy!


      • agwnowb says:

        I’m impressed. I tried violin and it is extremely difficult to play. I’ve always said I wanted to play it in the worst way and was an overachiever. Believe me, it was definitely the worst way possible, making the cow go dry after I was banned to the barn to practice.
        I did much better when I went with the guitar, playing that for about 30 years and letting it go only after destroying both shoulders. If you can videotape the concert, it would make a nice addition to your blog — hint, hint, hint.


      • annetbell says:

        He went to a private Christian School in AZ where they learned the Sasooki method in Kindergarten and first grade. He is in fourth grade now. I will see what can happen about recording the concert. Great idea!

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