The Summer of 2003 was great for our family. Kaija learned to ride a bike.
Sasha began learning to get music out of his flexible flute. An appreciative audience indeed.
Michael was given an iPod for his birthday in June.
Happy birthday Papa.
Kaija collected a butterfly or two.
The kids kept loving eachother.
At the Strawberry Festival, a crown was painted on Sasha's forehead.
Kaija, a unicorn, of course.
We shared a tram ride.
Summer is a good time for laying around.
And hanging out.
We have a seniority system in our house.
In Portland, Alan discussed the fine points of light sword fighting.
The kids quickly took a liking to Susan.
Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jerry visited us for the first time.
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma is outstanding inside and out.
On the ferry to Tacoma.
In Vancouver BC, Sasha drove a motorized 3-wheeler.
Mount Rainier on a clear day.
Boy of the mountains.
That Uncle Jerry gets around.
A great vacation.
The fire department had an open house in September.
Kaija sneaks a quick one.
The elementary school had a "country fair."
These two girls love to clown around together.
They got to share a gym "horse."
Sasha met a friend from preschool.
Sasha found a prize buried under the hay bales.
Halloween brought us a prince.
And a queen.
Fran prepares a decadence birthday cake for Aunt Andrea.
Sasha gives Aunt Andrea his birthday card.
And this is Kaija's.
Aunt Andrea wears her gift: a black vest.
One happy boy
Kaija in Spring
Tulips from our garden
Iris from our garden
Some funny plant
The hammock was a Father's day gift.