Birthdays, Eric's parents visit.

End of school year, trip to Victoria, BC, fishing, garbage fire, Ken and Ann visit.

Peter set up his clothes for the next day at school, for which he was supposed to wear blackThe 2nd grade show - Peter had a little rhyme to say


Eric receiving some tokens of appreciation from the homeschool co-op that for which he did a website


Eric helped out with an egg drop at the schoolPeter doing the Cub Scout rocket launch


A hike to collect amber at Tiger Mountain - this is the former rail depot for the coal mines here


Kenny at the school concert


Biking through the "snow" - actually cottonwood fluff, on a bike ride along the Green RiverWe took a quick trip to Victoria - first time on the super-fast ferry, the Victoria Clipper. These are from walking around the harbor.




The famous Empress hotelAt the British Columbia Legislature


Houseboats around the Fisherman's Wharf area


This houseboat had a theme...




At the Beacon Hill Park




Peter worked hard to get close to this baby goat at the petting zoo




At the Bluchard Gardens




Kenny and Peter do parkour


I didn't really get this, but it made some sense after it was explainedKayaking with Jean and Kay at Lake Sammamish State Park


Peter really wanted to go


Hiking to Snow Lake with PaigeIt's a lovely spot, VERY popular on weekends


Catching fish at the "Cast for Kids" at Gene Coulon park


We had them clean the first fish, but later on the line was so long, we cleaned them ourselves


And Peter actually ate his fish!


We had a nice day on Orcas Island


A hike on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie RiverI saw this elegant fern everywhere




Peter's cub scout graduation


A recycling truck caught fire, pulled into our street, and emptied it's flaming load for the fire department to hose it down.


At the US Open with Don


Kayaking with Jean around the ArboretumPeter and Ram with their 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Wells


Beach picnic with our Peps friends


At the Freemont Fair


Kenny and Peter working on a sewing projectWe were so happy to have Eric's parents Ken and Ann for a visit


Picking blueberries at Larsen Lake






Our hummingbird feeder is very popularA visit to downtown Seattle - the Seattle Library


Automated book moving systemThere were some really uncomfortable groups of chairs there.


This chair, on the other hand, was surprisingly comfortable, despite it's looks. But I looked it up online (http://www.vitra.com/en-us/product/03?subfam.id=36511). The thing is $695! That's crazy expensive.At the Pike Place Market


From the Columbia Tower


Cooking dinner


A very competitive game of MonopolyThe nearby Newcastle Golf Club has putt-putt golf


I took an umbrella with to protect myself against the sun. It was not a good umbrella for the purpose - kept flipping inside out with a slight breeze.


Celebrating Ann's birthday at the Wild GingerBirthday cake at home


We were at the pool for Peter's birthday party, and there was also a pig roast going on! Here's the pig being flipped over.




Playing Foot Golf at Crossroads




A trip to Port Townsend to visit Ken and Ann's old Navy friends, Harry and Paula. This is a company that manufactures kayak kits.