January 20, 2014
It is back in the pool for Alden! His swimming lessons resumed this January.
Posted by kgilg at 9:57 PM
January 19, 2014
Alden had his birthday at the Children's Museum in Portland. He always has a great time there. We like it because after the kids arrive parenting is not very difficult. Folks just run around doing museum stuff.
I think the gathering was just the right size in my estimation. Good quality interaction, sweet kids that were genuine friends and we had quite a bit of extra pizza left over.
Alden received a bunch more legos, following the trend from Christmas, and was very gracious in opening them and thanking his friends.
Posted by kgilg at 9:55 PM
January 13, 2014
This was the 20th (and final) Capricorn Ball. For the bonfire Karen and I collaborated on the goat sculpture. I built the inner armature and Karen applied the straw.
Despite being in the rain all day the sculpture burned very well. The underside was dry enough to light and the wet straw created some very dramatic smoke.
At the party (inside) Alden found a chess set and wanted me to teach him how to play, so that is what we did. For most of the pot-luck we just ate cake and played chess. Very nice. There was also a 30 minute power outage which called for flashlights, Alden really enjoyed this.
Posted by kgilg at 8:30 AM
January 1, 2014
We did a bunch of things after Christmas, which always blurs in my mind as birthday-ish time. The birthday shirt I am wearing was designed by Alden and is bees in a beehive.
We all went bowling, although Elliott mostly watched and ate pizza. You can also note the winter beard filling in.
Posted by kgilg at 11:12 PM