Saturday, July 18, 2009


Instead of a birthday party this year, Lily chose to spend the day with best friend Ellie at the Baltimore Aquarum. The girls have been together in daycare for nearly 5 years, and now have gone their separate ways as they prepare for kindergarten. Both are very sad about it, but swear to remain best friends forever. Well, actually, they swear to get married to each other.

After a Potbelly lunch.

Styling for the camera.

We saw jellyfish!

And look at the reaction when a dolphin swam right by!

The best part of the day was that there was a Japanese anime convention at the convention center, and all these teenagers were walking around dressed as their favorite Japanese cartoon, e.g.:

Lily and Ellie kept shrieking out things like: "She has pink hair!" "That boy is dressed like a girl!" "Why does he look like that?" "Look at her belly!"

We ended the day with a big ice cream cone and the purchase of friendship necklaces. Who could ask for a better day?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Family Archivist

Hey family! I started a project to scan and upload old family photos. Take a look at the collection, organized into sets by family branch. So far I've uploaded abot 330 images.

If you are so inclined, I need your help! Please feel free to add comments or tags letting everyone know who is in the photo, when and where it was taken, whatever you know. You need a Flickr account to be able to add information (no account needed to view the photos), but they're free and easy enough to set up.

Thanks for any help. And if you want to add your old photos to the project, let me know.