Sunday, February 26, 2023

It was a very quiet Sunday except for Papa, Nana, and Matteo getting out to see The Lion King Jr. at Wasson Academic Campus Auditorium (a new venue for us) produced by Christian Youth Theater Colorado Springs.

Papa, Nana, and Matteo went this afternoon.

And they hit Basil and Barely on the way home!
We don't get here often enough...

"Chef's Choice Pizza"
You tell 'em what you don't want and they surprise you!
This was an "Italian Sub" pizza; Matteo loved it.

Could be a Book Club venue...

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Basketball, Focus, and Ezekiel's Wheel

Something of a big Saturday... In the morning, Lexi had her last basketball game of the season. Check out the team pic and her medal photo (further below). While that game was happening, Nana and Papa were over at Focus on the Family volunteering for a conference that Focus was hosting, Resist the Drift (about keeping marriages healthy). Family Dinner was tonight on the topic of Ezekiel's wheel vision. For the whole story (it's pretty good...) and more photos on Ezekiel's wheel, go here.

That's some medal, but I think she liked the cupcake better.

Only an Omer (Odyssey of the Mind person)
would depict "BRILLIANT" this way!

Bagel breakfast for the Focus volunteers.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Presidents' Day Weekend

Quite the weekend. And a new housemate for Fina - a leopard gecko from Scales 'n' Tails, all from a "let's get fish" comment a day or so earlier. The saltwater fish place, Reefkoi Corals, was very interesting, too, but a bit out of budget (for now). See below for other happenings this weekend...

We got more snow!

AJ tried the Cinnamon Bread recipe. Quite good!

Nathan spent a few days with us during his visit
back from Poland where he's doing Ukraine aid.

That's what they chose!

The Calistoga Glacier was regenerated somewhat.

And that's not everyone.

The Leopard Gecko is in her new home.

Matt, Fina, and Papa did the refresher...

Presidents' Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Valentine's Day

Quite a bit going on today (see all the pics below). It was also Cheap Date Night, the 11th Anniversary of the troupe's first performance on Valentine's Day 11 years ago. And to top it all off, they've already announced a Snow Day tomorrow!

The "Calistoga Glacier" is a mere fraction of its former self
when first formed back in 2022 near the base of our driveway.

Happy Valentines Day!

Fina sang Valentine-grams all day.
And her Cheap Date Improv team
had a performance in the evening.

One of her senior photos and a photo from 2008.

Nana's canine Valentines.

The littles scored big at school today.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Chiefs Win the Super Bowl!

38-35 over the Eagles. Lots of other stuff this weekend, below:

The Nipomo Fosters sent us this pic!

Birthday presents continued...

At Marigold before the show.

Post dinner, Nana and Papa enjoyed
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at the Millibo Art Theater.
Jamie was in this play in 2014, check it out.

Our annual trip for Super Bowl snacks!

Meanwhile, work on Jonny's Lego kit continued.

Matteo 3-D printed the parts to this car for Jonny.

And everyone got a chance to hold the baby.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Wrestling, Birthdays, Deer, Oh My!

Lots going on again this week. Four of the boys have wrestling going on. Fina is in rehearsal for Spelling Bee and Improv as well as all manner of other senior activities. Birthday week. Valentine projects at school and at home. And more snow, complete with deer.

Jarrito Loco in Monument - uniquely good!
Jarrito means little pot, and they're everywhere.

All those "clubs" hanging from the ceiling are
for crushing a food item (which I've forgotten).

Matteo printed this desktop trash can for Tracy.

More snow yesterday which brought these 8 deer to town.

Celebrating the twins continues...

Nana made these special desserts
for Family Dinner. The topic was, "Don't
put an obstacle before a blind man."