Sunday, January 23, 2011

Asher's Birthday Party

We had Asher's 7th birthday party this weekend. It was the first time we've had a party at a location rather than at our house which had upsides and downsides. On the upside, we didn't need to clean and cook. On the downside, we didn't have as much time to visit with people as usual. The party was at Highland Lanes and 11 children and 3 adults bowled with varying levels of banging, dropping, shouting, and success.

Our camera was low on batteries and then died completely (a downside - we have a spare battery at home but didn't think to bring it). We got only one picture of a guest bowling:

I like that the bowling alley grill is called "Lebowski's":

With the party package, Asher got a bowling pin and some balloons:

And Rachel did her usual amazing job making the cake. The pins were handmade white chocolate and all the kids wanted one.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Luna Lightfoot

Here are some pictures of the newest addition to the family. She's settling in well and hiding in spots we could never imagine (like the piano). She seems to really like being on top of the piano or in my closet. Perhaps she likes all the space in my closet since I've been out so long. (rim shot).

Being a cat, she'll nap with anyone taking a nap and anyone not taking a nap as well.

She found a little house that's just her size:

And Asher is working on teaching her to read and to memorize the periodic table.