Thursday, June 28, 2018

Anita and Doug's house

Cooper played the piano:

Uncle Doug shared some fabulous hats with Coop:

And showed off an impressive car collection:

Aunt Anita played the piano:

And we played a rousing game of Mille Bornes:

Monday, June 25, 2018

Around the Island

Aunt Anita gave us a great tour of the island -- bald eagles, the beach, Fort Casey, Admiralty Head Lighthouse, and downtown Coupeville:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Deception Pass

Cooper and I joined Grandma Joan and Carmen for a quick trip to visit Aunt Anita and Uncle Doug on Whidbey Island, Washington.  We stopped at Deception Pass (crossing over to the island):

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer fun

Watching the world:

Sand and water:

The boy still loves trains...

Monday, June 11, 2018


Baby is crawling everywhere now!

And has learned to pull himself to stand at the furniture:

Next up -- a walking toy!

And we play a lot of this game, which I've cleverly named "Up Down."

Coop is enjoying riding his bike on errands by himself.  To the pet store.  To McDonald's for ice cream...

To the nearby high school for a music camp he's doing:

Friday, June 08, 2018


The boys and I headed back to Lyons to meet up with my sisters and the cousins.  Reading with the girls:

The pool:

And we played a hilarious game where you put weird plastic things in your mouth and tried to say phrases:

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Fun activities

 Looking pensive:

Hanging out:

Transposing music:

The boys:

All three of us (after I returned from a Florida vacation):

Cooper's Beatles puppets (Paul and John) from art camp: