Back to the US

First few months in back in the US, including Christmas

On the flight back to SeattleSeeing old friends


Neighborhood partyWith Terry and Sue and friends on Whidbey Island


First day back at school!




Peter and the letter we wrote to his teacher back in GenevaMelissa


Kenny with a Knex toyThe kids went to a Bellevue Fire Department event with Eric


Meanwhile, I went on a Northrup Canyon hike with the Ice Age Floods Institute. A very long drive, but interesting sights and friendly people.


The old homestead that used to be back here


Again, from the top


The kids sure do have a great view on their way to school (when it's not rainy, that is)


Kenny playing soccerEric is very proud of his beef broccoli


Peter at Remlinger Farms school tripOur shipment from Geneva comes


Peter got $5 when I sold his old bikePeter and his menagerie


Kenny on a field trip to the Issaquah salmon hatcheryHalloween party in Peter's class


One of the moms went all out with the cupcakes.My project was a lot easier


Kenny and Peter with their costumes. Kenny's costume was pretty freaky when he had the mask on. He could see right through the cloth.Kenny's birthday party




A monster tall lego tower - I had to put on the last piecesAlong the Alki Beach trail in West Seattle - Ilana took some nice pictures because the light was so good.








A trip to Vancouver - the Capilano suspension bridge




There were also a few other funky bridges that were cantilevered out


Peter having fun in the hotel room (the Sylvia hotel again)


Walking along the Stanley Park trail to the aquarium from our hotel - it was a bit long, in the rain!






A boat was wrecked along the trailClose to the Exploratorium - there was group practicing Dragon boat racing


Kenny at the shooting range


Ice skating in downtown Bellevue temporary rinkPeter with Rascal


Mini hike with friends to Weona parkChristmas in North Carolina! Visiting the Arboretum - there was a lego sculpture display








The new kitty, Heidi, in the cat house made by Ann


The kids were very interested in trying to entice Heidi to sit on their lapsGathering for dinner


Ken does a funny trick with his lips - no props involved!Ann's exhibit area


At the Grove arcade, the phone booths aren't much use anymore!A vending machine for stones


Visiting with my mother






Peter on the trampolineKids with cousin Conrad


Conrad has an awesome treehousePeter enjoyed playing on the drum set


Ann doing some drawing with the kids


The Christmas tree, and Forrest in his finery


Christmas dinnerPeter playing with Heidi


Brian doing a caricature of PeterPeter doing a caricature of Brian


Peter and ForrestKenny and Peter with cousin Hoyt


Taking a little hike in the woods, at Lake Powhatan