Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

Jed was sick last weekend with a nasty virus...
so sick he didn't even want us to give him his Easter basket.
He was miserable.

So we celebrated Easter today instead.
He got a new thing in his basket this year - sour watermelon peeps.
Yum!

He was also pretty happy to get a solid chocolate bunny instead of the usual hollow one.  :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22, 2017

I went to dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant in downtown Denver 
with these lovely neighbors this evening...so nice!

After dinner we went to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts 
to see the musical production of The Secret Garden.
Jed and I read the book for his homeschool class earlier this year.
I hadn't read it since I was a girl.
It's hard to say whether it was a benefit to have read it recently...
the musical didn't follow the story line as much as I would have liked...
but the music and singing were exceptionally well-done.

The performing arts center is incredible.
There are three theaters inside the atrium-like structure,
and there is an open-air feeling to it all.
These pictures are borrowed from a google search.



The theater we were in - so cool!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

Our annual Easter bunny cake.  :)

Our annual Easter party with the neighbors.
Although it doesn't look like it here,
they really did have a good time!  :)

Flowers these very thoughtful children brought with them for the hostess.  :)


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

April 5, 2017

We've had such a mild winter this year compared with last year's snow, 
and so far this spring isn't looking much better.  
The foothills get most of their snow in the spring, 
and it's an important source of water for the region.
We were delighted to wake up to this scene this morning, 
both for the water table's sake 
and the sake of our own enjoyment.  :)













As much as we love snow, though, it's still strange to see it on flowers and blossoms.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

April 2, 2017

If you don't love quilts, this post is not for you.  :)
Two friends from our church in Boulder, a mom and her daughter, 
drove down after church and lunch this afternoon 
to see the current exhibit at the Golden Quilt Museum.
These are my favorites.
Some of the pics are close-ups of the details. 
Click on any picture to enlarge it.























 I love these tree branches!






 This quilt was my favorite, and the quilter is a local.
I love the detail and the inclusions.
















 



















I thought this was crocheted, but it's actually fabric instead of fiber.




Marsha and Becki, my companions for the afternoon,
in front of a 200 year old quilt.
We were wondering about the shape of this quilt - 
does anyone know why it would be cut the way it is?