Park Afternoon

2008 May 24

Yesterday Jessica's mom arrived from Germany. When she got here, it was proper Seattle weather - grey skies and a little bit of rain. However, today was brilliant and warm, so we went to St. Edwards State Park.

We sat in the shade, petted the dogs, played a card game, played some guitar and really enjoyed each other's company.

Sitting around a picnic table

Jessi is so happy that her mom is here!

Jessi taking a picture of me

Janae's little dog is very cute and loves to have her tummy rubbed.

Janea and her dog on the grass

Andrew and his friend Spencer juggled a soccer ball.

Juggling the soccer ball

Since the day was hot, Janae was going to make sure that Austin would not get sunburned (at least in spots).

Sunscreen slapped on a back

Andrew, Katy, Jessi & Spencer went down to Lake Washington. The water is still very cold because it is being fed with glacier melt water.

At lakeshore side

They climbed out on a branch. Andrew was livening things up by jumping up and down on it - until it made a big crack.

On branch over water

And then a bit later, Jessica slipped off the branch and got soaked! (See the video evidence.) Since it was a very warm day, she was only cold for a short time.

Dinner at home was good - an eclectic combination this time.

Eating at the table

And the day ended with a sunset - what more could you ask for?!

Color in the sky