Sunday, March 14, 2010

Emerald City ComiCon

We went to the Emerald City ComiCon this weekend, first on Saturday without Griffin because we knew it would be crowded and we had panels we wanted to attend. Then we went today, Sunday, with Griffin, because we thought he would have fun seeing all the costumes and comic book-related things. He even wore his red cape from his Cargoman Halloween costume to get into the mood!

We found out that Griffin is the same height as R2D2

He found the perfect t-shirt at my favorite library comic Unshelved's booth, so of course I bought it for him

We went to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch (who knew there was a brand-new Hard Rock in Seattle? Not me!) and Griffin showed off his amazing face painting of a cheetah

On the ride home, Griffin was engrossed in his new comic books, so I think he is hooked!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Griffin and Doug helped me celebrate my birthday recently, after a fabulous 40th year where I did my first half-marathon and passed my National Boards. They know me so well, giving me a gift certificate to my favorite local independent bookstore, Third Place Books, and another to Olympus Spa, to spend the day luxuriating in heated rooms, pools, and saunas.

The highlight of the day was the cake, baked by Doug, but decorated by someone else. I'll give you two guesses who the artist was: