Friday, June 8, 2018

Which Grandpa is Which ?

So, be careful when you check the box "willing to change your appearance." Which Grandpa Potts is me and which one's from the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie? The "other guy" is Lionel Jeffries. Do you think it's just coincidence that Lionel shares his name with a model train manufacturer?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

AJ's Gotta Go

Only Matt could go to AJ’s game tonight but he did keep us up to speed with these pictures.
1. Up to bat - "I have to pee."
2. Dad says "No, you're batting."
3. On first.
4. Scored a run and kept right on going straight to the bathrooms.
It is never a dull game with AJ.

Out of the Pool!

Part of Colorado summers is clearing the pool for the afternoon lightning warning. Entertaining ourselves why we wait for it to pass! #reguscisummer2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Agony of Defeat

Matteo's Diamondbacks suffered their first loss tonight. They're 1-1 now.  They were down 9 runs at one point, but came back to within 3.

Lexi wasn't impressed.

AJ (orange shirt) provided Bat Boy services.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cheesecakes, Circus Tents, and Decor

While Papa whips up four cheesecakes, Lynn and Tracy continue work on the sets for Chitty and Tracy decorates for the 4th of July. Tracy and Matt are hosting an adoption group for dinner tomorrow night, so might as well go all out!

The circled mark is actually 1/2 of the 48 ounces. Our cheesecake recipe.

Meanwhile, work continues on Chitty sets.
This is the circus tent at the Fun Fair.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lexi's Birthday

We celebrated Lexi's birthday with Sam, Nathan, and Chris present as well. We actually had two celebratory meals: one, our traditional breakfast chosen by the birthday girl or boy, and two, dinner at the club. All the photos are here.

Birthday dinner at the club.

This is how the day started.

For dessert at the club. Lexi's on top with three candles, Sam's to the right.

Pikes Peak

Sam, Nathan, and Chris are in town, so up Pikes Peak we went, by car (the cog railway is closed indefinitely). Close to the entire time it "graupeled" on the summit. Graupeling is something between snowing and hailing, according to the ranger. I asked if the railway shutdown caused an increase in the road access traffic. The answer was, "not really." I'm thinking the food/retail service at the summit is what's suffering if the railway attendance there is not being replaced by roadway traffic. All the photos are here.

That's graupel in Matteo's hair.

A marmot.