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Archive for August, 2010

Orcas Island 2010

Ten days spent in island time—even if it was a “workcation,” it was one of the best weeks of our year.

Watch the video below and then click through to see more photos.

Here are a couple bonus videos—A Night at the Opera and a Day at the Races:

Lastly, here’s a video we created under the Belle Creative umbrella for the festival:


wishing we were all in Solla Sollew

Ever since Elliot saw Lauren star in Seussical, she’s been obsessed with the songs from the musical. She has a CD of the music which she listens to on her own CD player in her room—usually with the door closed. She’s memorized every song and we can hear her singing along. I’ve tried many times to capture it, but this is the closest I’ve gotten (as you can see, she stops singing once she becomes aware of the camera.) Her favorite is Solla Sollew, and you can see how wistful she gets as she sings along . . .

Princess Camp

Elliot attended several different week-long day camps at the local Academy of Dance & Arts just off the Plaza this summer.  At the end of “Princess Camp,” we celebrated with both a Mommy/Daughter Tea Party and a Daddy/Daughter Ball.  We all had a lot of fun, as evidenced by the videos above and below!