Tuesday, November 27, 2007

morning fire

Did anyone in Seattle catch yesterday's truly magnificent sunrise? I took this picture out our bedroom window, and while a bit blurry, it wasn't altered in any way. The sky was on fire! -k8-

Monday, November 12, 2007

rowan double feature

I know that I just blogged about the little guy, but it happened to be Rowan's 8th birthday last weekend. He had a party on Saturday with 8 of his school chums. We decked the double-doored garage out fiesta-style, leaving one door open to courtside.

In between showings of old cartoons like Fat Albert and Tom & Jerry, the kids played out on the court. Soccer, basketball, scooter & bike riding, and a lot of chalk art. Even Rita got in on the action.

Rowan received a nice collection of gifts from his friends, but none has been more highly prized than this Naruto headband. He has barely taken it off since.

Friday, November 9, 2007

eye of the tiger

Another autumn and the Ballard Youth Soccer Club comes to a close with the mighty Wallabies enjoying a respectable, though at times humbling, season. Here they are immediately following their final game, with Rowan front & center, and Coach Trish in the background.

Ahhh, it takes me back to days of yore and my happy times with the Orange team of Fredonia, NY. Perhaps you've heard of us?
Dig the cutoffs and turquoise necklace...love those '70s!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

shower mixed with sunshine

Last weekend, we attended the baby shower of friends I married in Mexico last January. Yes, they wasted no time.

Fortune tellers Jaime & Larkin are reading Tamara's rune stones...can you guess what her near future holds?

And Gus was kind enough to model Baby H's new hat. Originally knit for Rowan by his big sister, it
was their special gift to the new parents. -k8-

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

k9 unit

I had a request for a puppy progress report, which I'll answer more fully by email, but here's a picture taken last weekend. Leo is about 4 months old now and maybe 10 pounds. Rita is a gentle and tolerant big sister. -k8-

use of force

Despite the heavy, damp fog sitting over Seattle this morning, the weather during the last 2 weeks has been spectacular. Yesterday I snapped this picture of narcissus bulbs sitting in our sun drenched dining room. They are just poised to bloom...


Monday, November 5, 2007

hello, my name is kate

I'm afraid I fell off the blog wagon again. Thank you to my sponsor, Emilie, who pulled me out of the gutter by suggesting I post pictures of the kids' Halloween costumes.

Taking it one day at a time...

Larkin was the goddess Athena, but was way too busy to stop for the camera. She did email me this self-portrait from her cell phone, however. You'll have to imagine a gold & brown goddessy looking costume, but aren't her hair & makeup fab?!

Rowan was a skeleton. I decided not to fix the red-eye in this picture since it adds nicely to the overall look. He had a great time trick-or-treating and came back with a major haul. The best part? He's very generous with his candy! -k8-