Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

I took the kids out for sushi, then we went to Ikea, so they could play in the ball pit. Alas, this is Thea's last time to play in there - she is too tall now. Sunrise...Sunset.

Monday, June 3, 2013


from the first Ice Cream Truck of this summer!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro was our highlight. Carousel, Lil' Train, the Zoo/Farm, and then the huge playgyound.

Pettin' Ponies: Perfect Pastime

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Art of the Living Room Fort

Ah, I remember the fun from when I was a kid. Some things, fortunately, never change.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dudes' Morning Together

I spent the morning with Liam, as Thea had slept over with a friend the night before. Liam and I played Suphero Wii, had French Toast at Plato's Diner, walked the dogs, and then he made bubbles in the yard as we waited for his sister to get home from her sleepover.

Bubble Blowing Rocks!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Community fun in downtown Silver Spring

We were having ice cream at Ben & Jerry's on Ellsworth Ave when Thea noticed a woman dancing in the park across Fenton Street. She wanted to go check it out, especially when we saw a guy drawing on the sidewalk next to the dancer.

When we approached, the dancer was frozen in a pose, but then came to life suddenly, reaching a few steps away for two pieces of sidewalk chalk, which she duly, and rather ceremoniously, offered to Thea and Liam.

Thea took a piece without reservation, huge smile on her face, and found a place on the ground to begin.


She drew me with my fedora (a Christmas gift from her) and my "manpurse" - she notices defining details - sign of a true artist!

Liam and Thea

She depicted herself as smaller in proportion to her brother, and depicted him as "Alien Liam."

Portrait of a Day in Silver Spring, Md

Liam finally drew something, too

At first he was shy, but then he got into some sidewalk chalking action, too.

"it's a fly" says Liam

Where it all happens

drawn in "hot pink" no doubt

A Little Girl's World

The final message

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

On the way to The Croods

The kids pretended to drive the bus in a mall arcade (the machine wasn't working) on the way to seeing The Croods last Sunday. The movie was awesome and the kids had a blast, until they got cranky after the movie. Who would have known that popcorn and fruit punch isn't a nutritious lunch? They weren't hungry when I tried to feed them afterwards. It was all good though!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Last weekday of Spring Break...

...and where do we go biking? The kids' school, of course! :-)

Rest break

Ready for action!