While the Big Daddy Cat’s Away

Tim’s in Singapore and Hong Kong this week.  We miss you!  So this weekend Henry and I tried to stay busy instead of moping – we had a picnic in the park, played with cousin Jo (sadly, I took no pictures), and watched the crowds head to Gasworks and Fremont to watch the Solstice Parade (which we skipped).  Also pictured – while I unloaded groceries today, Henry snuck back into the car and took the wheel.  Is he saying "cheers"?  Don’t drink and drive, Henry!
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Washers

Because I have so much spare time in my life these days I thought I’d document* the dimensions for a set of washers, the outdoor game I learned at Man Camp a few years back and have since become addicted to. Not pictured here, but the game requires two boxes and 6 1" washers.  Game rules vary, but you can get a full description of the game by doing a simple Web search. With the temperature in Seattle now above freezing, I hope to get a few games in this weekend.

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*It’s well known that my sense of perspective has always been a little askew.

One Giant Step for H-Kind

I got the following email from Kristine today at work.

From: Kristine Fry 
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 5:50 PM
To: Fry, Tim
Subject: Henry just took eight steps!

By the time I called her 2 minutes later, he had taken 14 steps. I raced home, and we took the pictures below. As of 7:54 pm, crawling is still his preferred mode of transportation, but he’s well on his way to operating on a whole new plane. Congratulations, Henry!

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