Saturday, February 24, 2018

FishBowling with Janice and Sam

Both Janice and Sam came a-visiting this weekend! And we all headed to the FishBowl today for a little bowling fun, and lunch, in a marine environment. Pretty fun place! All the photos are here.

The FishBowl has the collest ramps for the little ones, and automatic
bumpers that pop up when a somewhat-little one takes a turn. You can
program the scorekeeping system to know who the littles are.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Margarita at Pine Creek

Lynn and Jamie visited The Margarita at Pine Creek this evening. It was our Valentine date but we couldn't get reservations till a week later. Yes, it's that good. The menu format is quite simple. You can choose 3 to 5 courses as a prix fixe meal, and each section (appetizer, salad, etc.) has only a few choices. And, the menu changes every day depending on what's available, fresh, etc. The building itself is fascinating, too. There's a downstairs bar/lounge that looked like a hot spot of sorts (we just looked in). Live music often down stairs and on Saturdays (we hear) there is live baroque music upstairs in the main dining area.  The wine list is nicely sized and has selections across many prices, countries, varietals, and blends. We chose a very nice Italian Barbera d’Alba (let it breathe a while).

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Here are a couple random kid shots...

Playing Star Wars Monopoly.

There's a do.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Magic Town

What an incredible store/display. Magic Town is a pay-to-go-in (modestly) section of Michael Garman's store in Old Colorado City, a 1/6 scale world to explore. Wow. We thoroughly enjoyed our roughly thirty minutes in there. Matteo and AJ got into it, too, in large part due to the scavenger hunt for the kids ever so cleverly provided by the shop. The kids even wanted to get samples of his work (which they did). All the photos are here.

There were holograms and lighting effects that changed the
look of scenes before your very eyes.

AJ found the price of plums.

And Matteo found the poodle (on the bench).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

It was a big day at school, lots of Valentine wishes shared. And then at home, oh my! Heart-shaped pancakes and ice cream bar! We finished off the evening at Cheap Date Improv, a show put on at Fina's school by the improv team. It was hysterical, and featured our next door neighbor high school friend and sometimes babysitter. All the photos are here.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Snow Day!

With AJ taking a shot at snowboarding...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Twins' 6th Birthday

We managed to spread this one out, from Meatball Madness at the Club on Wednesday night to our traditional birthday breakfast this morning (Saturday). All the photos are here. BTW, it was 14 degrees and snowing when we got up this morning.

A fishing theme developed earlier when Jonny very accurately described
exactly what toy fishing pole and toy fish he wanted.

Mater at work.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Quilt of Robob's Ties

New project - a few years ago Lynn's dad (Robob), knowing her love of Renaissance art and quilting, bought her some ties with art from the masters and said, "make a quilt." Life got in the way and it never happened. This week, with Serafina's help, Lynn appliqued the cut-up ties onto squares. Now to design a pattern to go around the squares - let the fun begin!...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Compound Seating at the Super Bowl

It was quite a day. "Compound seating" was just installed in the theatre room yesterday in anticipation of today's Super Bowl. After church, the day continued first with Fina making footballs of pound cake and chocolate. Next was make-your-own pizzas, a Compound favorite, then down to the theatre room for the big game. All the pics are here.

A couple of the littles got in on the chocolate football cleanup.

Compound Seating