Yes, there is progress. Amusingly enough, the top was dyed in a progression that went from green to red-purple to green to blue-purple to green again, so it really feels like I haven't gotten anywhere. But I have!
On the other hand, the kids had a HUGE day at the University of Oregon ballpark watching our minor-league team (the Emeralds) play. We ate lots of fun things (popcorn and frozen lemonade and ice cream to top it off) and played in the bouncy-house and bouncy-obstacle-course-house (that was pretty cool) and watched the game and then ran the bases when everything was all done. So double pictures from that fun!