Friday, July 7, 2017


To the Ahmanson--Jess got free tickets to the Scottish Ballet's "A Streetcar named Desire" --
wonderful ballet and fun, fun dinner afterwards.

Kids and I went to the Long Beach Aquarium for a special meeting with the otters who had been trained to get food when they put a paw through the window opening.  This delighted the kids--

as did these hungry birds loving the sweet syrup in Max's hand--delighted and a bit freaky!!

Then a visit from Sarah and Alan and Christina.
Toby recognized all--and seemed very happy.


 I love these hands--sister and cousin and Toby, together through the years.

Thai dinner in beautiful downtown Burbank!

Saturday brunch with the PK's and Amelia.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Toby's 77th and More....

Vincent and Arden (and small dog) celebrate Toby's 77th at Ardenville.

Max and Jess (with Sam and Maddie) celebrate Toby's 77th with eclairs.

Rachel, David, Gwen and Simon celebrate Toby's 77th with song!

Other celebrations:

Parent's Night at Edison.

Maddie's bridging ceremony for Girl Scouts.


Sam's brilliant outdoor TV set up with rapt kiddo audience.

Rachel's sweet homecoming from a week in Auckland giving lectures.


Lea's happiness with her new cornrows.