Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Yesterday evening we attended cousin Evan's 7th birthday party. Before the party I told Henry that it was a pool party. "I bring my pool?" he asked me. Nope, it's not a Bring-Your-Own-Pool kind of party I told him, "It's a big pool that's in the ground." He was a bit confused.

Things started out pretty bad at the party for us. Henry was very upset. It took a long time for him to calm down and to decide that he wanted to try the pool out. Once he got in there (after Hazel) he was totally thrilled by it. It's so bizarre how parenting can be hellish at one moment and heaven on earth the next. It was great to bounce around with him in the pool. Hazel didn't want me holding her much in the pool so Meg played with her. Hazel was really enjoying the pool too. Henry got upset when we left the pool, temporarily, for pizza and cupcakes, but then was all into again after dinner (we didn't take the obligatory 20 minutes off after eating). We didn't see much Evan, but we did see Liam. It was also great to see how much Liam loves to play with Grandpa.

Last night's coins were pretty good to me. All denominations turned up something.

415 small dollars produced one proof dollar (2007S Jefferson), one mint set dollar (2008P) and a Greek 10 Drachmes (1986). That's one more new Sacagawea for me! This one is tied for my lowest mintage dollar, 1,820,000 were minted. The Greek coin is a new one for me.

1,040 quarters yielded one silver Washington (1964), one Canadians and one Cayman Islands 25¢.

2,150 dimes turned up four silver Rosies (1946, 1962D, 2 x 1964), three Canadians, one US penny and a Bulgarian 10 Stotinki. The Bulgarian coin is a new one and a new country for me!

1,360 nickels rounded up two Buffaloes (1920, 1929), one War Time (1943P), five Canadians (4 Ni) and one Bermuda 5¢. The two Buffaloes were in one roll, both are pretty beat up, but their dates are readable.

3,050 pennies had twenty-three Wheats, twenty-four Canadians, two US dimes and one UK penny.

1914, 1918, 1930, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944D(2), 1944S, 1945, 1946(2), 1948D, 1949, 1942, 1953, 1954D, 1955(2), 1957(2), 1957D, 1958, 1958D(2)

Found: 3 pennies, 2 dimes, 1 plastic penny, 3 arcade tokens