Thursday, July 28, 2011

greenwood seafair parade

seafair is in full swing, and greenwood hosted a community parade.  we saw all kinds of pirates, belly dancers, drill teams, marching bands, dancing horses, keystone cops, motorcycle cops, clowns, unicycles, princesses, and an astronaut!  the kids waited patiently (we were there 40 minutes early to get front row), and were pretty happy when the action finally started.
the drill teams were funny

luca loved the marching bands

true's reaction to belly dancers

cool motorcycle cop drill team

the kids laughed at "lincoln's" TOE-truck

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

two days of summer

more summer is on the way
they say
but today is gray

well, here are a few sunny pictures from our sunny weekend
cleaning out the basement, selling old books

swimming and hugging

Monday, July 25, 2011

dinner with lincola

we had a lovely summer dinner at lincola's (lincoln + nicola, a celebrity smash up) last night.  the occasion was to celebrate the planting of their new family tree, a gorgeous ginkgo.  we toasted with dom peringnon, and ate desert of fresh fruit with cream and ice cream.  the 'tweens', skylar and holly, entertained the kids.  it was awesome to finally feel summer, and not even have to wear a hoodie after sunset.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hi Matt!

happy birthday to hi matt (as nic-named by our kids),  one of our two favorite neighbors (the other being his wife jenny).  thanks for having the erbeck family over to your family bday party, we had a lot of fun,  and as usual, enjoyed every morsel of delicious food lovingly prepared by jenny.
such a charmer!

matt with his mom and niece, who sported matching teeth

jenny hid beer cans with matt's picture on them for the treasure hunt

the kids followed matt like the pied piper!

Monday, July 18, 2011

summer in seattle

summer has barely made itself known to us.  in fact, we have only had 78 total minutes of 80 degree weather.  yup, that's right.  the boys are a little sad....and as you can see, luca decided he needed a winter hat when we went out for a coffee/snack run.  that may have been over doing it, but at 60 degrees and raining, it was too far fetched.
the kids think it's funny to not look at me when i want to take a picture

true says, we hate getting our picture taken mom!

finally, he gives me his cheesy smile, luca does not relent

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


did we mention we were on san juan island for the wedding of our friends, jason and meg?  the bride was ravishing, the groom was dashing.  i wish that i had better pictures of them in their outfits!
riding before the wedding with the groom
jason and his friend matt

me, smiling (wow)

at the bbq/bonfire the night before the wedding

ah, the first dance.  you should have seen the bride!

cake! coffee! wine! beer!  we had it all

my fabulous friend delancy and aaron!

heather v keeling was the photographer

delancy and heather leaving on a float plane

mmmmmm s'mores

erbeck family portrait

best babysitters ever, mary ellen and grandma

Monday, July 11, 2011

oh what a week!

we had sun, we had wind, we had clouds.  it was hot, it was cold, it was comfortable.  but really, the weather was of little significance, because we had lots of fun!   i hope to add more pictures soon, and a special tribute to grandma erbeck and miss mary ellen (who made our week a relaxing one!).
waiting for daddy to say the roasting coals were ready

lots of watermelon was consumed!

a functional sculpture at the sculpture park!

the hot day!

fun in the pool across the street from the cottage!

the harbor view from the porch.  a magical place...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

roberta carlson

we have been officially on vacation!  mentally too!  it has been awesome, but before i dive into the particulars, please check out a fabulous blogger, roberta.  you will see some familiar faces.