Michael at the Children’s Museum and Cloud Arbor

Michael is visiting Pittsburgh along with sister Maura and cousin Charlie.  Today we  went to the Children’s Museum on the North Side.

all the family loves the Ned Kahn’s Cloud Arbor

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July 4th Celebration

Good to be alive at sixty-five.

Happy Medicare card to me.  I can get that free bus pass now.

My sister and I are in Columbus OH on the big birthday eve after our family gatherings and driving over 1700 miles.

Laura and James hosting a July 4th birthday celebration for me tomorrow.

Here’s a photo collage with some of my favorite things- my family, pignoli, fireworks, coffee ice cream, raspberries, Zeke’s coffee, reading books,  teapots, knitting and sock monkeys. Oh yes, a few shots of me throughout the years.

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Mesmerized by a Crane

IMG_7523IMG_7524IMG_7515We sat down to lunch at North Star on High Street in Short North.

Construction was happening all around.

Charlie couldn’t take his eyes off the giant crane as he nibbled on his quesadilla.

Later when we headed back to Laura’s, he saw a cement mixture going round and round.

Mighty Machines The Canadian Public Television program is one of his favorites to watch but Tuesday he had a front row seat and didn’t need a TV.

 

It’s Ballet Recital Season

It’s Ballet Recital Season.  Under the direction of Shirlee Wu, Columbus City Ballet School held their recital Sunday afternoon at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware.  Mark and Erika’s youngest Maura, has been practicing for months and it was  lot of fun to see her as a villager in an excerpt from Coppélia

Photography was allowed at the morning dress rehearsal.

IMG_6448Going to class to practice  month or so ago.

IMG_0651from the dress rehearsal   Maura is in the middle

 

 

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Waiting for the curtain to rise  Cousin Shannon and Aunt Georgeann came from Pittsburgh, too.

 

Anna took the one in the far right corner with the grandmothers