Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chinese Brunch and Heading Home

A rare underwater cactus

He insisting on sitting at the table with his lady friend 

 When it comes to food, Elliott moves fast

Back to the airport 

Making new friends 

The inevitable outcome of traveling 

He even stayed asleep when I carried him off the plane

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Wave Field!

One of our last stops in Michigan was the Wave Field at U of M.




"I will harness the power of waves to fly my space ship!" 



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Breakfast at Kendra's!

Elliott's unconventional sleeping technique 

Feigning shirt donning incompetence never gets old 

"Daddy, take a picture, I'm going to put my bag in the trunk!" 

Glory! 


Breakfast bunch 

Elliott shows he would make a great older brother 

At the nearby playground 

Elliott couldn't stop talking about the 7-year old girl he met. And smiling.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Celebration!

Celebrating Kendra's family! I'll drink a juice box to that... 

Cute baby!!! 

Beeline for the brownies 

Wash 'em down with about a dozen slices of watermelon 

Kendra shows off her snail collection 

I was told there would be cake 

Maybe I'll take a nap 

Had you going didn't I? Ha, ha

Check out my fly chair! 

There's the cake I was looking for! 

Hey Dad, even though I'm stuffed with food, let's  pretend we're at a restuarant!

Elliott appears ready to jump over the broomstick 

with his flying parasol 

or perhaps to play some limbo with the ladies 

Nothing brings children together like sidewalk art.

Ever ready to help, Elliott stays until the end to fold up the chairs.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hands-On Museum!


The simple curved ramp that kept Elliott entertained for a good 25 minutes 

Building a carbon nanotube model 

Taking a quick lunch break at Cafe Verde

The "L is for Laser" show! 

Messing about with magnets  

Super water play! 



Fishin' 

Doing a little grocery shopping with my fire truck 

The ball escalator 

Back down you go! 

And trucks are always fascinating 

 Assembling a simulated internet packet

Using multiple exhibits at once. Maybe the crystal radio audio can be routed into the oscilloscope to display the waveform? 

Making a macaroni snake 

Playing with a real snake!