Happy Birthday, Patrick

24 06 2013

I’m still going through photos from our recent boys-only trip to Virginia. But while I’m working on that, it’s important to note this happened:

Blowing Out the Candles

…with the help of these people:

Birthday Crew

Because of travel (and general end-of-school-year craziness), we weren’t able to get Patrick’s party scheduled until two weeks after his actual birthday. Luckily, no kid minds having the party-and-present season extended. Patrick loved all of the extended attention, and everybody enjoyed running, jumping, and generally getting sweaty at the Seattle Gymnastics Academy for the party.

Camp Colman

4 06 2013

This past weekend, Alex went here:

Camp Colman

With these guys:

The Crew

It’s unclear how much parental supervision there was. He got to play with fire.

Playing with Fire

But most of the time he did safe things, like roast marshmallows.

Roasting Marshmallows

Or build an aquarium in the sand…

Building an Aquarium

…for his jellyfish.


He got to canoe,


and shoot arrows. (That was hard.)


It was hard leaving the place behind. We hope to be back next year, and we hope the weather will be just as nice!

The View from the Beach