My Mom is doing a little cleaning out on her end, so we have become the new home for the beloved Fisher Price from when we were kids. I love the he is loving it as much as I did and it is so fun to have an old friend come back into your life. It is the little house, and the Sesame Street apartment building. Look familiar to anyone else?
We had our local neighborhood parade on Saturday. Here is my little Jedi leading our preschool group in the parade. I love that even though we live in a bigger city, our neighborhood feels very small town, and this summer parade was another example of that.
Nothing like a gorilla on a motorcycle.
or our beloved Seafair Pirates...
I finished another hat, this one is my first one doing cables and turned out well, but the pattern was a bit of a pain in the butt. It is a pattern from my local yarn shop, Hilltop Yarn, but I was luckily working on the hat in my knitting class because there were a number of mistakes in the pattern. But they will correct it (I hope) so if you want to try to get it off their website, be sure you get the corrected one.
Also, I wanted to give mention to a great DVD I bought. I had seen it mentioned by Soulemama here, and was intrigued (as I am by anything on Japan) and ordered it. It is called The Little Travelers and is done by the Mom of her two girls who I am guessing were 4 and 6 in the video. They go live in Japan (oh to be able to do that) for 3 months and the video totally focuses on the girls. B was totally entranced (as was I) especially because it was only the girls talking and showing things about their time there. Things even like doing the laundry and going to the grocery store. I really loved it and am so glad I got it, I highly recommend it.
Today we went to a play of Alice in Wonderland in Volunteer Park here in Seattle. It was put on by Open Circle Theater and B's two teachers were in the play. (I suppose I should elaborate to say that he goes to a great, arts based preschool here in Seattle - they teach through the arts and his classes include music, theater, yoga, dance, French, art, etc. Most all the teachers and helpers are actors too so it is a fun dynamic group of people). We enjoyed a picnic and the play on a sunny afternoon with the Blue Angles roaring overhead doing their Seafair show.
Ah, nothing like seeing your preschool teacher in drag. It was a really fun show!