Sunday, December 19, 2010

National Gallery of Art fountain

We did a bit of Art viewing today - the kids liked the Rodin, and other, sculptures alot, plus paintings by Renoir (Liam liked Diana, Thea liked Odalisque). We saw a nice Modigliani, but i was rushed away before noting which piece it was. The fountain (from under and atop) was a hit, as was the starlit-like tunnel between the East and West buildings.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010 Osborn 'tween Party

A mellow point in the proceedings.

Spongebob watching...

...figured prominently in the party plan. (from the left: Rosa, Kayleigh, Wendy, Thea, Jan, Dash, Liam - in the back row: Grayson and Ginger)

Make a wish!

Kayleigh, Thea, and Wendy (Robert in the background - he likes cheese).

Look at that birthday grin!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Art Photography

Liam likes to play games on my i-Phone, and I occasionally find photos he has taken, usually of close-ups of my shirt, but this time he got a pretty good impressionistic view of a lazy weekend day watching movies on the couch.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thea's last dance class

She really liked it, so we'll probably let her continue if she wants, but we'll find a different class as we were less than thrilled with the teacher. That's not the teacher in the picture, but the assistant.

Good form, Thea!

My tiny dancer

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dinner at Hanami

Liam's fifth birthday was yesterday, but i had an evening class, so i took the kids out for sushi tonight. We had a chicken appetizer, miso soup, California rolls, a cucumber roll, and an asparagus roll. The kids were well behaved, so after that fabulousness, we returned home for some of Kelly's delicious cupcakes.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The kids got scary amounts of candy this year

saw The Watch tonight

Milan, Italy's Genesis tribute band not only does a great job evoking the classic Gabriel era performances, but also write original songs in the style of early Genesis, and do it seemlessly and brilliantly. I bought one of their original CDs called The Vacuum. Can't wait to hear it.

It's sometimes scary how much their singer sounds like Peter Gabriel, but it's pretty awsome, too. I never saw Genesis, or solo Gabriel, and these guys performed tonight what I imagine the sound of a Foxtrot era Genesis show would have been. They said they are planning to come back next year and play Selling England By The Pound - I look forward to it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What goes up...

The kids had a blast today, even though it had to be a short (half
hour) blast, on the moon bounces at College Park Day. It was held on
Thea's school grounds and hosted by the College Park Community Center
right across the parking lot.

...must come down.

and that's the funnest part.

Thea got to play with Jacqui

They are fast becoming first grade BFFs.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The big slide

This was the first ride of the day last weekend at Kinderfest 2010.

Action shot

I love the stompiness caught in this picture - they had so much fun!

An alternate take

There was much bouncing and fun last Saturday! Here's some proof. I
think Liam had paused to tell me something, like, "we're superheros
and we have to save the world," or something.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Midlake is great

They're from Denton, Texas. They evoke lots of great 70's bands I
like. It all comes round.

9:30 Club cupcake

for my birthday - Thanks Nick

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Univers Zero at the French Embassy, DC

September 25, 2010

Only their second US performance ever!

and they formed in 1974. They were amazing!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Liam likes soccer

Thea's first ever dance class

Workin on those tap steps!

Playing detectives and spies

Liam, puttin on the muscle

Gathering evidence

A picture of our house...

More evidence

The ants crawling underground through their tunnels. Do my kids work
for Terminix?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Unloading motorcycles!

Thanks for the help kids! :-)

Time Warp

Me and the motorcycle I bought when I was 17 and sold to my friend
Bill, who passed away a little over a year ago, when I was 19. He kept
it all these many years. The red one is another RD250 that Bill's
widow let me have to make my trip out there more worthwhile.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Me and my ride...

...roll into a fuel stop at 7am after staying in Tucumcari, NM.
Heading for Little Rock, AR at least today.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My epic journey - first stay

They've yet to perfect the air conditioning aspect of their rooms -
odd for a motel in the feakin desert. The unit worked, it looked brand
new, but somehow being tucked back in a closet, albeit a doorless one,
the conditioned air never quite made it to the rest of the room.