Sunday, August 31, 2014


During all my years living in Seattle I have never swum in Greenlake - until this summer. The lore is that you'd get swimmer's itch. Apparently that was true at one time but since the geese have been better controlled it's no longer true.

Anyway, my parents' Seattle home is a block from the lake and this summer the girls swam in the lake every day. The weather was perfect and the water was warm.

I only brought the GoPro (waterproof camera) one day. Unfortunately it wasn't one of the days that Audrey jumped off the high dive!

Click on the image to see a little video of our lake adventures.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Girls, Girls, Girls

Boy, do I love my girls.

No school today so the family came to see my new office and go to lunch.

Charlotte got a new haircut.

Audrey built a reading fort.

Monday, August 25, 2014


I've mentioned some of the "firsts" that the girls achieved this summer. I am so proud of them both for trying so many new things and I wanted to recognize it. So I made these certificates and presented them at dinner last night, while Mom and I hummed Pomp and Circumstance.

The girls were proud.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Last Day at the Pool

Today is the last day that the public pool near our house is open. We, of course, had to enjoy it.

Charlotte can swim an entire width of the pool freestyle with rotary breathing. Way to go Char!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Home Pool

We've been back home from vacation almost a week now. We're getting back into the local swing of things.

The free state pool near our house is open until 7:00 pm every day during summer. We like to come at the end of the day. Tonight the light was especially nice so I grabbed a few shots.