13th Birthday Party

June 28, 2023

And so, it’s birthday party time! This is North Clackamas Aquatic Park. Wave pool! Waterslides! Here’s a blurry, long-distance photos of the kids frolicking in the water. Snack time! Then the bunny ears came out… Cupcake time! Our new teen-ager, still a bit wet. Obligatory Group Photo

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Birthday Sailing

June 27, 2023

Hello sailing fans! With Chloe’s birthday party the day after her actual birthday due to scheduling, I borrowed a Force 5 from a friend I took her sailing for her first time on her 13th birthday! Here I am taking the boat out for a shake-down cruise. The Willamette Sailing Club was out in force. […]

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Out to the River!

June 25, 2023

Someone is just about to turn Thirteen… First we stopped by one of the giant Asian markets to pick up some lunch. Chloe shows off excellence in sign design. About half of the snacks we bought… Sellwood Riverfront Park! I swear she used to be shorter. Big crowd of seal lions lounging on the floating […]

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Field Trip to Downtown

June 19, 2023

Chloe and I went to downtown to cavort in the city on a rainy June day. First stop was the Portland Art Museum to take in the exhibit Crafting Pinnochio. All about bringing Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio to life. Here’s the trailer for the film, if you’re not familiar with it. …and the making of… […]

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Kayaking On The Lake

June 18, 2023

Chloe and I took the kayaks to Hagg Lake. Here’s Chloe making with the pump action. My people call it “lunch.” Must snack before paddling. Off she goes! Live action! I didn’t want to drop my phone in the lake, so there’s no photographic evidence of us out in the middle of the big lake. […]

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Countdown: Last Week of School

June 5, 2023

Chloe’s looking forward to summer vacation. Just five days left of school! Chloe decided she wanted to make manicotti. Here’s the cheese. She wants you to know how shocked she is by the sheer size of the pasta. Who’s that bald old guy? Came out good! Yesterday we went to Fern Hill and took a […]

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May Fun

June 5, 2023

Every spring Chloe’s school holds a Mayfaire at their farm (kind of a mini-farm). This includes a maypole, snacks and general running-around. Maypole! Chloe volunteered to make about 100 shortbread cakes. And here she is helping serve them up!

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