Saturday, June 25, 2016

Washington visit

Ferry ride

Chihuly glass museum 

Issaquah train station

Riding the restored issaquah trolley

Old town hall in Issaquah
Hiking Tiger Mountain with Esther's 2 kids

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Third birthday

Blowing out the candles 

Birthday cupcakes 

Sometimes one cupcake isn't enough and the occasion calls for cake, too. (Not to mention two cups of coffee, three cans of seltzer, and a sippy cup)

Opening presents 
 The birthday girl got her own lawnmower and other lawn tools for the new house with enormous lawn 

End of a big day -- Pajamas and party hat 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

A few more...

This one likes his picture taken. 

This one does, too, sometimes 

But not other times. 

Monday, May 16, 2016


Here's some pictures from my short visit to Columbus over the weekend.

Crossing the creek on the way home from school. 

Field hockey 

Valerie's birthday hike. Someone was supposed to bring long pants and a jacket in case he got cold. Instead, he brought gloves, homework and a green bunny.  Luckily his older brother gave him his swearshirt to wear at the end of the hike. 

Tired teenager and active latency age child. 

Garden done! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Boss show #2

This was the last show of The River tour.  Our seats were not as good as the last show we went to in January, but it didn't take away much from the enjoyment of the show.  These pictures are terrible, though.  If you are interested in better pictures, click here.  

The set list was similar to the last show.  The River in it's entirety (it's a double album, so it's pretty long:.  Then another hour of the hits.  He also played "Purple Rain" as a Prince tribute.  As you may know, he sometimes takes requests from the audience as people hold up signs.  He goes through and gathers them and then decides what to play.  He chose two requests -- one I didn't know, and Shauna told me it was some old blues song.  The other I did know, but it was pretty obscure from the 18 Tracks CD.  Then he called a girl up on stage who had a sign that said that she knew all the words to "Blinded by the Light."  He said, "Are you sure?"  And then called her up on stage.  He looked  on patiently as she made her way through the song.  Chris Christie was apparently there, and in better seats than us.

Good times!  Here is the set list:
Meet Me in the City
The Ties That Bind
Sherry Darling
Jackson Cage
Two Hearts
Independence Day
Hungry Heart
Out in the Street
Crush On You
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I Wanna Marry You
The River
Point Blank
Cadillac Ranch
I'm a Rocker
Fade Away
Stolen Car
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway

Boom Boom (request from the audience)
Loose End  (request from the audience)
Blinded By the Light (10-year-old on guest vocals)
My Love Will Not Let You Down
Prove It All Night 
Thunder Road 
* * *
Purple Rain
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 
Bobby Jean

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Brooklyn quilt show

This weekend was a show for the Brooklyn quilt guild.  Here's some of the ones that i liked.

A cross between the periodic table and quilting terms. 

Tea cups 

This was called I love my Bernina

This is the same pattern of the last quilt that I started and my mom finished for me. 

The red truck

They had a wall of quilts from a challenge. The theme was "flight". This was my favorite from that section. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Playing outside

I love when I hear city kids say things like "are we taking the A train or the C train?" Or "what stop are we getting off?" Or "is this an express train?"   
This Jersey kid says, "are we going to the diner for dinner?"