Photo of Emma at her last softball game: notice the mountains all around, and note as well the cool uniforms -- the girls all think they scored by getting the name "Bandits" and the skyblue color. They pity those po' fools who got stuck with boring names and dull colors. Highlights of last game included several new cheers; Emma stepped in to choreograph the moves that go with them.
Odd but kind of cool shot of Adam and Anna on a Sunday afternoon doing their part on the birthday card for Caren which Emma drew. Shows good view of our backyard, now serving as the local football field for all the boys for blocks around -- which makes me very happy as long as we don't get sued. But hey, several E.R.-quality injuries already and no attorneys sending threatening letters, so we're probably in the clear on this one for now.
Three views inn succession of Caren considering blowing out her birthday candles, blowing out the candles, and revelling in having blown out the candles. (Though looks like I got them the wrong order, unless you're Arabic or Chinese and used to reading from right to left.) Each candle stands for 9.33333 years if you do the math. Having her live near us has been a tremendous blessing and great fun -- the kids love her to death and always look forward to her visits each Sunday.
And lastly, a short one-minute or so video of Sam laughing giddily while held by our amiga Rae. People warned us not to give marijuana to a five-month old, but we had this great stash of hash from some Columbian friends and couldn't resist. You can see the hilarious (though perhaps, sadly, brain-damaging) results for yourself.