Sunday, August 13, 2017


 The Ecological Society of America was in town, and pretty much defined Mom's week because in addition to seeing some great talks, she also got to visit with friends from near and far!  This weekend I got a great play date with my friends and also made a trip to goodwill to find things for me to disassemble.  This radio was no match for me!
We were most excited to reunite with James and Lilli and their folks!!  We got to spent a few great evenings together and fell to friendship easily!
 After a lovely dinner at our house, we spent an afternoon at their hotel pool

 which included some impressive games of chicken (alas Kimbros won 2 to 1 but we game them a good run)

 It was so lovely to spend time with them and I think the folks were pretty happy to catch up as well!

Sunday, August 06, 2017


I have had a great week.  It was a little hard getting back home and playing catch up on everything, particularly back to back Wushu classes for me and Grace.  Grace got to hang out with Dad at school or Mom at home this week, however I got to go to camp at the Oregon Humane Society, which was super fun!  We got to spent a lot of time with the animals and learned about all of the care of critters, plus loads of art projects.  
Even though it requires a crazy amount of driving around, I ranked it among my favorites!
We did manage a handful of playdates to reconnect with our school friends!

 As well as some art projects
 and science projects
 oh, and a farmer's market trip with lunch at Otto's.

This weekend Dad and I had some great adventures!  First we went to the Hot Sauce festival, and I almost met the guy who created the Carolina Reeper.  I also braved a lot of tasters, though the uncommon atmospheric heat eventually got us and sent us home!
 Today was a big day for me... Dad and I got up early to fish the Ocean (which I don't do unless it's really calm),

 and I managed to catch my first TWO salmon!

 I am really pleased and so proud to finally get some salmon to take home!

 We caught small chinook and good sized cohos.

making this the BEST FISHING TRIP EVER!!!!