Monday, February 27, 2012

Face Paint, Chilly Hilly, and Oscars!

Good morning, it is Monday.

We have had quite a weekend.  It started with cousin Claire's 11th birthday.  There were tons of tween girls running around, but the hit was the face painter.  Check out these pics:
 Cousin Maggie on the left with an amazing butterfly face, and Lillie with her cool artistic eye.
 Lillie with Auntie Stef.  Stef had a WSU cougar logo on her cheek.
This picture is amazing because...Annie is a total WSU Cougar.  But the artist is totally tricking her and painting a U of W logo on her cheek.  She was totally surprised, but was a good sport to the end.

Yesterday I rode in the 40th annual Chilly Hilly bike ride.  I was along with around 4000 other riders for the (there were other times to catch the ferry too) ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, a 33 mile ride around the island, and a ferry ride back.  It was grueling, but great.  It only snowed for a short while and the rest of the time was clear, cool, and perfect.
 Hundreds of riders catching the 7:55 am ferry ride.
 Yup, that's me.
 The ferry decks were just littered with bicycles for the ride over.
 On the road.  My friend Barry is on the left and his son Adam is on the right.  We all made it no problem...well, it wasn't easy.
The ferry ride back to Seattle was great.  Sun was out and the view was beautiful.  I took this picture a bit far out because there is a strange water line.  The water is blue and chopy, then turns green and smooth.  Anyhow, great ride.  I am sure I will do this one again.

And lastly, last night was Oscar night.  I don't have any pictures of Maren, but picture this:  Maren on the couch with her i-pad.  Fire in the fireplace.  Oscars on TV.  Hansen playing video games.  Lillie and Preston at friend's houses.  And me floating around.  Maren would just laugh for no reason and Hansen and I would be like, "what?".  Maren would then say something like, "this tweet, Hugo was such a good movie...someone should make a book out of it!"  Of course most of the good movies were all based on books and did anyone thank the author?  Maren loved reading her twitter feeds and watching the show.  I think it was her favorite TV day of the year.

See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Molly said...

Did YOU get your face painted? 'Fess up? Post photo!