Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Art With Friends

We made a mural of "everyday life" like the ancient Egyptians did in the pyramids. We marked areas with snap lines, and used oil pastels to draw.
Rosie made Ra Aman and the balance used to weigh the dead person's heart against the feather (to see if their soul was worthy of an easy passage to the afterlife).
Eddie made pictures of houses, food and handprints.
Our friends made portraits, workers planting fields, and a pet of an Egyptian god (big swirly "sun" head).
Then the girls added details while the boys became ninjas in the back yard.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Rest of the Story

Riding the Metro WAY too early in the morning.

The girls finish one quarter of the way through Matt's run.
What it was like to try to pick him out of the crowd at the finish line (he's there, way towards the back, plain white shirt, dark hair, no hat, or earphones, or sunglasses...)
And... The best pic I could get of him as he passed by (right above the olive green cap). He had his angry face on, so this was actually a good shot.
The rest of the day was pretty haggard. We didn't think photos were so necessary at that point.
10k time: 1:11
Marathon time: 4:43
Not bad for a first attempt :)