Gingerbread houses

We made a little gingerbread house (from the Trader Joe’s kit), then went downtown to see the gingerbread masterpieces. This year’s theme was Seattle in the future, and it seems lots of people imagined Seattle mostly submerged. Hmm.

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Diagon Alley

The Harry Potter series came out when I was in school, and no one was a bigger fan than my advisor, the late, great Bill Glavin. A Ballard dad built some of that magic in his driveway, a life-size Diagon Alley. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. It is amazing. Diagon Alley will be up through Christmas. More about the project here.

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My children love slides, and here are some thrilling ones we recently found.


slide1 Dragon Park on Mercer Island.

slide2 Fire truck slide at Luther Burbank park.

slide3Step 2 slide I bought for our living room!

Halloween rainbows

Happy Halloween!

Joseph is obsessed with all things rainbow, so he’s a primary rainbow and Paul is the secondary rainbow. Chris and I are the rain and sun.

halloween1 My mom took this group picture for us! She also hand-stitched those rainbows together.

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