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 ( 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.

Interesting camper at Fort Worden

An aircraft carrier passed us very close by...


On the ferry ride home

At Nisqually Delta

Tree swallows

Kenny using spray to write his nameWe saw a bald eagle in the trees

Thank goodness for the shady areas! It was really hot and sunny.