I've been busy. Seriously busy. All good stuff, but busy. Work has been busy; parenting has been busy; what little social life I have besides work and family has been busy. I've accumulated bad camera pics and videos that need to be shared, or at least saved for my later viewing pleasure.
Above: Coming home from Fourth of July. Below: Research for Brunch is the New Happy Hour dot com at the Ramp. Chilling like it's 1997 with Guil and LJ and where they tell us about Marin Headland Center for Arts annual open house.
So we go to the Headlands on Sunday to meet Lisa B and Eli. T and Eli's favorite part was the GGNR visitor center with "stuff" from local animals.
Later that week was Alethea's work trip to Detroit, craft night and TC and I going to see the living legend, Leon Russell. Terrible photos below. (The bright white one is what happens to your eyes if you look straight at Leon.)
Watching T was fine, except he is now in constant contact with his mouse mace, a seemingly harmless pull tow that he can use to swat his father in the eye.
We ended that week with an visit to Fort Point and met up with the cousins Waite. It was freezing cold and windy, but a ton of fun. Owen, Griffin and Isabel are perfect companions to a fort.
Grandma H came in town this weekend. We celebrated the occasion with a visit from the Handleys. We took advantage of the weather for a visit to the Ferry Building, Crissy Field, the wave organ and a good lunch at Fresca. Teddy and I headed home while the rest of the folks went for an over-the-top tourist end of the day at fisherman's wharf.
Photos from the 4th. We were all a sick, but managed to get outside for some of the good weather. We did quick warmup trips to the Fillmore Jazz Festival so T can be ready for next year's New Orleans JazzFest.
Teddy is having a great time trying to stand up on everything. Here is a video of something he does about 20 times a day: stand up, pound on the table/chair/whatever, and make funny noises. (I won't show the video of him following seconds later. He bumped his chin and bit his tongue.)
Big thanks to Anna, Mike, Owen, Griffin and Isabel for watching T a couple weeks ago. Al and I went out for a good
meal at Range. I spent most of the time reminiscing about when it was Timos and the birthday spot in our twenties. We pulled out some of the toys and stuff in our art bin; kids of all ages still love Playmobil.