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 black||The 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 school||Peter 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 River||We 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 hotel||At 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 explained||Kayaking with Jean and Kay at Lake Sammamish State Park||Peter really wanted to go||Hiking to Snow Lake with Paige||It'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 River||I 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 Arboretum||Peter 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 project||We were so happy to have Eric's parents Ken and Ann for a visit||Picking blueberries at Larsen Lake||Our hummingbird feeder is very popular||A visit to downtown Seattle - the Seattle Library||Automated book moving system||There 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 Monopoly||The 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 Ginger||Birthday 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.||Interesting camper at Fort Worden||An aircraft carrier passed us very close by...||Lunch||On the ferry ride home||At Nisqually Delta||Tree swallows||Kenny using spray to write his name||We saw a bald eagle in the trees||Thank goodness for the shady areas! It was really hot and sunny.|