Saturday, July 30, 2022

Ren Faire (Round 2)

Some folks that didn't get to go to the Ren Faire a couple weeks ago got to go today! All the photos from last time are here.

A Santa Fe Railroad bridge on the Joint Line near Larkspur.

All Hail Griffen! He got a sword, too.

Sir James and his trusty steed.

Dragons for all!

And there were other dragons for the kids at home, too.

The Living Fountain, very cool.

Our favorite booth and boothettes.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022


Here are some photos and some words from the last few days just so we can find them again. You know, using a search engine of some sort.

Summer reading...

Since we moved here, the piano has been by the theater room...

Keeping the chinchillas company...

Until yesterday, when it was moved to Papa's office.

Ice cream!

Ice cream again, at Focus on the Family.
Papa got a Hebrew study Bible for when he gets that far.
Nana got a puzzle for Tracy.
And Matteo got a cross pendant/chain.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Fina Tours UCCS

Fina, along with Nana and Papa, toured the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) today. Their mascot is Clyde, a mountain lion. All the pics are here.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Matilda the Musical

Antonio, formerly known as AJ, blew the whole family away this evening with his performance as Bruce in Matilda the Musical produced by Elevate Productions. From the cake-eating scene to the rather melancholy "When I Grow Up" to the high-energy rock star of "Revolting Children," Antonio, formerly known as AJ, gave it his all. It actually felt like the audience would pop to its feet if "Revolting Children" went on any longer. And Antonio, formerly known as AJ, really got a cake, I'm mean kick, out of all the "chocolate cake" (Hostess cupcakes) the family drowned him in after the show. One show down, three to go...

4/24/2023 Update: This production of Matilda received Silver for Best of the Springs 2022!

Earlier in rehearsal...

Fina became his make-up person.

Showered with more chocolate cake!

He asked if anyone was bringing a sign, so Fina made one!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Fina Tours CUDenver

Dad and Papa went with Fina to tour CUDenver. Bottomline: Fina loves the med program they have there, and the fantastic success rate they have getting students into med school (97%). But, she was a little disappointed in the campus, the set up, the vibe. She will apply. All the photos from today's tour are here.

The CUDenver mascot is the Lynx.

The foreground buildings are part of CU Denver

The oldest building on campus was originally a synagogue.
Today, it's an art gallery.

Three schools share these acres and some facilities:
Metro State University
Community College of Denver
University of Colorado Denver (CUDenver)

Tivoli Square, a student union of sorts,
for all three schools.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Birthday Dinner

It was "All Play" at the Club for Fina's birthday dinner!

Sporting their necklaces!

That's a lot of candles for a little cheesecake.

Doctor Party

Birthday Breakfast for Fina turned into a medical ward this morning, and a good thing, too, what with all the sugar available! Tonight it's dinner at the Club, all play.