Saturday, June 27, 2009
We do love a trip to the park to cool off. The water's free and cool. The mud supposedly has healing powers. The kids get to splash to their hearts content. We haven't been swimming in the deep water yet, or out to the lake. The lake water is usually warmer than the creek.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
As you might well imagine, actually attending and participating in a wedding has fueled feverish dreams in my ultra-girly daughter. "ooh, she got married!" has been exclaimed many times, and Awyn loves to look at the wedding pictures. She refers to the dress she wore as her very own wedding dress.
I chose this picture to represent the actual wedding because I think it's kind of funny with a groomsman's leg sticking out - makes it look more dramatic for David.
Yes, all at the same time, all seven of us. We have here Keri, Christine, Kassandra, David, Heather, Heidi, and Me. While I do wish Eric had this shot from another angle, I wouldn't miss Chris's expression for anything. What you are missing is that I've chopped off our feet - we had to walk across mushy soft grass, and every one of us except David was wearing heels. A few of us opted to remove them and walk barefoot, and so our actual heights are a little skewed here, but not by much.
In the back corner (and several people have moved on...) were all of my sisters, and a few significant others, and I think I see my aunt Rosie back there too - they laughed and talked loudly, had much fun. Still, I liked my table better.
What you can't quite see through the plastic windows is Lake Washington. Heidi's house is amazing, with a beautiful view. She was very generous in hosting the rehearsal dinner.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Yes, a face cake for Dave and Steph's rehearsal dinner. It was from a very reputable bakery in Seattle, or so I think I understood. I think I also drank a little more sangria than I'd intended, although it didn't seem all that strong, hence the reason I was drinking it. I like how the dog is included in the facecake. This is appropriate as she was also included in the wedding.
This is at the visitor center for Olympic National Park.
Yes, for those who haven't figured it out, I'm finally adding in some back photos from our vacation back to Washington. I have newer photos that I'm ready to share, really, but I want to work through this mess first.
Awyn was very taken with Grandma's fairy house, perfect for a couple of fairies to sit down and have some tea or dew drops. Mom sent a couple chairs home for Awyn to have her own fairy house, and just as soon as some of the flowers we've planted are blooming, we'll arrange them in a flower planter.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Awyn decided that this outfit is what the watermelon fairy wears. There was a very good sale on seedless watermelon, so I bought one and shared it with the kids. Normally I buy them with seeds, as half the fun is sitting outside on the porch, spitting seeds into the grass. In this case, the seedless was actually cheaper. What you can't see is that she's added extra skirts to the dress she's wearing, and there's either a fried egg or pineapple slice on her necklace. Would she go into public dressed this way? Of course, if we let her....
Here's where I'd insert a piece of 80's 'rap' music, and if you aren't already humming it, you're either too old or too young, and there just isn't any excuse.
Sam and Awyn both love the hammock. It stretches so nicely between the oak trees, such wonderful shade!