Thursday, April 21, 2016

Art in Many Forms


Toby coloring in the studio

while I paint and we listen to Mozart.

M's involved in a mobile project on Sunday morning


and Maddie's inspirational words on the back of my dresser.


Sam's rendering of a snail racing car for Maddie's Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby (better photo of it on

Private docent-led  tour of the American Wing at LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) through the LA Alzheimer's Association (they do have great programs).  Docent pointing out a detail to Toby,

and Toby pointing out a detail to the docent.

Nature's art in our backyard.


Monday, April 18, 2016

 Birthday Bash at  Sherman Oaks Castle Park

Lotsa kids, pizza, and drinks.
Maddie socializing at the guys' table.

Blowing out the candles with BFF Ellie at her side.

On to the miniature golf: here's Max's golf stance
and here's Maddie's,
and parents timing out in the shade.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Easter Day
Started early with Sam's sinister cinnamon rolls and Easter baskets for the kids.
Then the scavenger hunt, a wonderful Kender tradition, sending the kids all over the house searching for clues to a present at the end.
More Easter egg hunting in the backyard,

A photo I love.

 Afternoon Easter egg dying to prepare for the evening egg cracking contest.
Meanwhile, from Gamboa, the annual kids-on-the-slide Easter photo
and our Gwen
and Simon.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Day Before Easter
There was a 4pm trek from the Page/Kender's to the Page's, a 4 block journey through the back alley
for an Easter egg hunt in the Page backyard 

because the Page/Kender backyard looked like this.

The Easter bunny (aka Max) helped hide the eggs,


and the hunt began-- 


reaching into tricky, rose-bushy places

for the rewards.

The grown-ups sat, sipped drinks, ate appetizers,

and helped in the hunt

before all went back to the Page/Kenders for dinner and floor time with tired kiddos.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Maddie's 8th!!
Vanilla cake surrounded by little pink chicks.  Much color and pattern for our very artistic girl.

Blowing out the candles
Where to begin?
Clothes and crystals = style and science.