The Second Party
- Your humble (not) publisher
- Lara models the clothes that great-uncle Gerhard sent
- It's all about you, Gerhard!
- Hey, Grandpa!
- The opera singer
- Your turn, Grandpa
- Aren't I clever!
- Charles, pianist
- It takes concentration
- OK, he's no Mozart, but it's a cheery tune
- Lara dispatches paper towels
- and recommences climbing the stairs
from the basement to the main floor
- Lotte and the jewelbeetle backpack
(a present given Lara)
- She takes a shine to the critter
- We all laugh
- Your publisher, in profile
- Is the popsicle sweet or sour?
Or just cold?
- Lara ponders this question
- Caroline reads to Lara - Caroline is
the first of many party guests to arrive (with parents, bien sur ...)
- Michael, neighbor from two doors away
- and brother Nathanial
- Tomoe and Keigo
- Megan (neighbor)
- Michael, Diane's son
- Diane and Joseph
- 8 1/2 months - with Aimee and Anna
- This one's for Linda
- The bird feeder of destiny
(Kathi's present to Rainer for his birthday, which coincides with Lara's birthday,
May 12). Glen and Kate look on; Pascale too.
- Hannah all dressed up
- Petey and Erin
- Delicious cake from Sam's
Club: chocolate with custard filling, and, carrot
- The theme of the year is
- Anna and Aimee
- Hannah is perhaps Lara's favorite person
apart from Mommy and Daddy and Grandma and Grandpa and ...
- Hannah lifts Lara nearer the
- The flame burns
- Inhale ...
- Mission accomplished! We
don't know what she wished for, though.
- Grandpa with Grace (Danielle and Glen's)
- Rainer nears his cake ... with Michael and Carter
- Another wish wished
- Joseph and Michael (brothers)
- Rainer and Ryo
- Nicholas and Mom Cynthia
- Lara applies icing as
makeup, or, simulated mustache and beard
- Lotte gets into these
- Petey and Erin with parents Peter and Virginia
- Grandma with Carter and Lara. Carter lives across the street, brother to Hannah.
- Michael, Pascale and Hannah
- Derrick (hannah and Carter's father)
- Danielle and Glen with Kate and Grace
- Aimee with Anna and Maeve
- Grandma with Carter and Lara
- The loot
- Grandma with Aimee
- Anna and Maeve
- Julie's lilacs
- Blow that pinwheel
- Kathi takes over opening presents ...
Lara was distracted ...
- Eileen with Lara
- "Tie a blue ribbon..." - Kathi gets
- Lara's getting sleepy ... it's been
a long day with lots of excitement
- Rainer displays a stiff upper lip,
but we're all getting tired ...
- You can't see him, but Mike's
on the phone
- Caterpiller tunnel - Anna and Maeve
- Lara emerges the far end
Last modified: May 16, 2006