Mommy Reunion

The Fry Family Quartet was reunited this evening when Henry, Ruby and I met Kristine at Memorial Stadium as she completed her 60-mile trek for the cure. Way to go Kristine, Katie, Alison and Gabby for their hard work and huge accomplishment – the miles walked and the $ raised to help fight breast cancer.

Three Days

So proud of Kristine and Katie. They are 2/3 of their way through the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile walk. A text from Kristine today reported that it was a hard day. Can’t wait to see her cross the finish line at Seattle Center on Sunday afternoon. Wondering if she’ll win.

kristine and katie 1st day of 3Day

In other news, life as single dad has been good and exhausting. Fed the kids donuts for lunch on Friday, Luna bars for lunch today. Did the St. John School hot wing playground fundraiser Friday night. Henry enjoyed my 3-alarm wings. Today, in an act of solidarity, Henry, Ruby and I did a long walk to the top of Queen Anne and back.  I can do this.

ruby & henry on sunny day love, I think

tuckered out henry art

Happy Grandparents Day

Thanks to the best grandparents in the world. Henry and Ruby are so lucky.

grandpa and grandma eiting with ruby and henry in omaha grandpa and grandma fry with henry ruby and tim

About Grandparents Day:

Marian McQuade 1917-2008

In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents.   Through concerted efforts on the part of civic, business, church, and political leaders, this campaign expanded statewide. The first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1973 in West Virginia by Governor Arch Moore. Also in 1973, Senator Randolph introduced a Grandparents Day resolution in the United States Senate. The resolution languished in committee. In 1978, five years after its West Virginia inception, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. (September was chosen for the holiday, to signify the "autumn years" of life.)
Today this event, begun by only a few, is observed by millions throughout the United States, including the residents of Fry Lodge.