Wednesday, August 15, 2018

England: The Beatles

The group took a tour of Liverpool to see all of the Beatles landmarks.

Entrance to The Cavern Club, where The Beatles originally played:


 With the tour guide:

With John Lennon:

Monday, August 13, 2018

England, part 2

Telephone booth:

Windsor Castle:

Some swans and ducks:

Roman baths:

Roman workers in Bath.  Coop apparently had a lovely conversation about modern day conveniences like airplanes:


A re-creation of the same photo from seven years ago:

In the stocks at George's pub:

Also a re-creation (though from the opposite side of the stocks):

Friday, August 10, 2018

England: Legos

In June-July, Cooper took a trip with Alan and some other family members to England.  One fun stop: Legoland!

And some Legos to play with back at home too!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Always a hit in this house:

Checking out the selection:

Getting there!

Monday, August 06, 2018

No day care

Baby's day care was closed for a week, so we spent some quality time on the living room floor:

Friday, August 03, 2018

Together again

After a bunch of travel at different times, we're finally all back in the same house:

Lots of floor time to play and eat:

And Cooper staged this deadly card game.  (The stuffed body stayed there for a couple of days and, more than once, completely freaked me out!)

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018


One week when I was out of town for a conference, baby stayed with another foster care family and got to ride on a boat!

Going for a walk:

Yahtzee when it's too hot to be outside:

Coop and Molly walking to the park for lunch.

And my birthday!  YAY!

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Cooper has chosen to play the flute next year in band, so we've been tinkering around with it at home:

Baby is intrigued:

They both love the piano:

AND Cooper got me guitar lessons for my birthday, so I can join the songs!

And plus, we just love dancing:

Monday, July 02, 2018

The ferry and Seattle

We took a ferry from Whidbey Island back to the mainland:

At the bottom of the Space Needle:

At Chihuly Garden and Glass:

Headed back home: