The last couple of months has been rain, cold and thunder here in Oakland and I've worn my Uggs - and ski jacket! - most days. Yesterday the sun came out and I actually burnt my nose. (Photo not available).
The Viking party was a fundraiser for the kid's school. One friend says the parents at our school get dressed up more often than their kids...and that's what I love about it. Usually we love to rumble around charity shops get out the spray paint and double-sided tape and assemble something dorky. But this weekend we ran out of time and just did the store-bought thing.
|Grrr! (What is Kevin doing?)|
|Look behind you!|
|Monica, Sally and Me|
|Let the games begin!|
|Suspected leaders of late night marauding party|
More Norse God-like figures in our weekend. On the way back from Cy's soccer in West Oakland, I had came across these ancient-seeming figures at The Crucible, an ironworks artspace.
Next day came the Big Thaw. Finally the sun came out, the plants stood up and smiled and I bought my two favourites summer things... gladdies and watermelon.
|Our front garden|