July, '19

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The Pixar exhibit at OMSI.  (7/1/19)


Will their structure withstand the air cannon?  (7/1/19)


Building and exploring.  (7/1/19)


2019:  An OMSI Odyssey.  (7/1/19)


Construction is under way...  (7/3/19)



Water break.  (7/3/19)



Good and soaked.  (7/3/19)


Now for testing.  (7/3/19)



Extra frosting and berries means a graham cracker snack.  (7/4/19)


Beautiful banana cake.  (7/4/19)


The sparklers took a while to light...  (7/4/19)


...but now they're reading for casting spells!  (7/4/19)


Crafts at Art & the Vineyard -- building a Captain America.  (7/6/19)


Hamil Family tree vacation.  (7/6/19)



Elaine and her friends started trying to one up each other with gifts of treats at summer camp.  These chocolate cupcakes were delicious and would be hard to beat.  (7/8/19)


Proof that Wesley's a squirrel:  he came home from summer camp with a treasure trove of acorns.  (7/9/19)


Showing off his lovely art from Upstart Crow's "Aesop's Friends" summer camp.  (7/12/19)



Exploring the castle at the Enchanted Forest inside and out.  (7/13/19)



Meeting princesses and sitting on walls.  (7/13/19)



"We are guards!" Wesley chants, very seriously, as the crocodile under Elaine's care, coolly and quietly, does the real guarding.  (7/13/19)


Ponderous puzzling.  (7/14/19)



We saw a Tasty video about how to make Aquarium Cookies, and the kids begged for days to make them.  (7/15/19)



They have jolly ranchers melted in the middle.  (7/15/19)


Watching the candy melt in the middle of the cookies.  (7/15/19)



Cookie spectacles.  (7/15/19)


Time to fill them with sprinkles.  (7/15/19)



"Make it fancy!"  (7/15/19)


Reading is a super power.  (7/16/19)



Apple preparation.  (7/17/19)



A fine crisp.  (7/17/19)


During his visit, Wesley spent a lot of time trying to steal Grandpa Ralph's hat.  (7/17/19)


Sometimes, even when he wasn't wearing it!  (7/17/19)


A brilliant woork of art.  (7/18/19)


Rolling up peanut butter cookies for the teddy bear picnic.  (7/19/19)



Giant teddy bears -- and so many delicious snacks -- at the teddy bear picnic!  (7/20/19)



Marching with a panda and hugging Pooh.  (7/20/19)


Reading Hamilton Duck's Springtime Story before bed.  (7/24/19)



Decorating a double chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and many, many sprinkles.  (7/26/19)


"Plants are my enemies!"  (7/26/19)



Elaine's twelfth birthday began with a floor covered in balloons and a table full of presents.  (7/27/19)



A shirt that must be worn immediately, and a surprisingly delicious Together Breakfast.  (7/27/19)


The sassiest Sharpette in High School Musical 2.  (7/27/19)



Glowing and sparkling.  (7/27/19)

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