Saturday, April 29, 2023

Notes, Shade, and Pools

Notes is a fun food and music place (that replaced Buttermilk). Good day for swimming; and baseball, too. And the firepit gets two new umbrellas.

In the 60s!

Nana, Papa, and Matteo enjoyed brunch at Notes.

Note the new big umbrellas at either end of the firepit seating.
Big Costco purchase today!
Between them, they actually shade the entire firepit area.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Toys, Hobbies, and Weather

More snow.

Progress on the paper-piecing quilt.

Good idea for a bookshelf wall.

More snow.

Sticker on a back window...

Lexi's diorama!

Jonny's gift to AJ.

Lexi has been playing with these boxes and toys for days!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Chess, Dart Wars, and History

Historical perspective. Chatting with the Dart Wars guy. And E-Chess.

Taken 18 years ago right where we live!

Jonny talks turkey with the
owner of Dart Wars.

AJ and Brahm play a game with AJ's new e-board.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Bittersweet Pet Day

We "re-homed" Sandy today. She came to us as a puppy about nine years ago and was/is a fabulous dog. Remember her playing Sandy in "Annie"? Nana has a book club friend who has been looking for just exactly such a dog for various quite compelling reasons. And the connection was made. They live down by the Garden of the Gods and any of us are invited to visit any time. You can see she's already quite comfortable with them. Following the dropoff, Lynn and I stopped by Marigold for a little laughing little sad lunch. The Aubry champagne was a great find, and we were reminded of how great the food is there.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Don Quixote

AJ (Antonio) danced his way into the ballet "Don Quixote" today, produced by the Colorado Ballet Society. It was a 1-show run. He was a very energetic Little Toreador. It snowed today, too.

AJ is 3rd from the right with a black cape, seated, front row.
From a photo by Ted Mehl of A Better Image Photography.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Graduation Luncheon, etc.

Fina, Tracy, and Nana attended Fina's Graduation Luncheon held at the Antler's Hotel downtown yesterday (Saturday). Pretty swank! Just below is the dress she wore for the occasion. Nana and Papa discovered the movie theatre shown below when they went to see Nefarious (see "Demons" essay) this evening. 

Nana got this cell pic at Antlers: Fina is center front.

Warning: the lined moved slowly. Get there really early.

Some early morning baby care.

Fina's life poster

Quilting progress...

And Jamie's melodrama rehearsals are well under way.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Fina Graduation Announcements

I think we've officially hit graduation season. Invites are arriving and being sent out like mad. Calendar entries are being made fast and furiously. Way more folks are coming to town from all compass points than we anticipated. Hold on tightly! Have we mentioned that Fina is giving the Student Address at Graduation?!

Friday, April 14, 2023

A Normal Week (?)

Simba turned Asian.

Almost 80 degrees today.
Papa got to use his happy place.

This activity has lasted days and is still going on...

Matteo and Papa hit exactly the right time to be at Starbucks
near the Air Force Academy. Fighter jets were doing site surveys
and practicing for upcoming shows. I didn't get a decent photo
of the planes, but I did get this one of the odd structure (right)
going up by the new hotel, visitor center, etc. 

Coloradans are not surprised by April snow.
We got two snow storms this week.
June snow is not unusual.

It takes two to get AJ ready for Don Quixote dress rehearsals.

I have no idea? But do their eye colors match or what?!

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Baseball Season: Griffen and AJ

Griffen and AJ are playing baseball this spring. And lovin' it.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter Dinner

Tak, London, and Lauren joined us for dinner. Matt made Biria Tacos (really good!) and Tracy and Nana whipped up a fancy strawberry and pink lemonade drink/dessert. Yum!