Friday, July 31, 2009

jam session

At the end of our Tahoe getaway, we got to see the Wooleys. It had been far too long.

Double fisted.

Relax, it's water.

While we were there, the kids showed off their musical skills (they're taking guitar, piano, and violin lessons!), and also performed a play of their own making (based on a folk tale)!

And, yes, Sigrid finally got to hear me play a violin. Not my own violin, and not even a full-size violin, but a violin.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

South Lake

We snuck away for a few days to visit a friend in Tahoe. The sunset viewed from lakeside was very tranquil.

Anders enjoyed wading at the shore of the lake. The shore was heavy with pyrite, so the water really sparkled. Indeed, after getting out, your feet sparkled.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I wouldn't suggest chugging Harvest Moon's Gew├╝rztraminer dessert wine, but Anders would.

By the way, even if you're a regular visitor to this blog, you may have missed these recent posts:

July 17th: He has a hammer
July 10th: Gary's Grandson
July 10th: Boys will be boys

(If you're wondering how you possibly missed those... well, I'll admit it, I sometimes post backdated entries....)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Like mother like son

Anders's bangs are much shorter than the rest of his hair, and they've grown in in a peaked fashion. Sort of like his mom, when she was a baby.

The rest of his hair is long with cute curls. Sort of like his mom, when she was little.

So in a few years, check back in, and maybe his hair will look like this.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's a start

Two of our five proto-tomatoes.

And two of our three bell peppers in waiting.

Friday, July 17, 2009

He has a hammer

He often hammers in the morning. And on occasion, he's hammered in the evening. He hasn't yet had a chance to hammer all over this land, but he'd really like to.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My favorite baby sleeping pose

...the raised butt.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Gary's Grandson

In preparation for a get-together, Sigrid bought some beer. She put them down while she was dealing with some other tasks.

Hm, what are those two bottles doing there?

Ah, that explains it.

Setting them down very carefully.

"Yay, beer!"

Moving them to the coffee table.

Joining them on the coffee table.

"Drink up, everyone!"

Boys will be boys

Isabel gave Anders some toy cars that she had played with when she was much younger. They were in pristine condition.

Anders took to them immediately. With predictable results.

"Um, I didn't do it."

"Ok, so maybe I did."

"Sure does taste good."

Thursday, July 09, 2009

One dozen carrots

I thinned the carrots. Here are the dozen carrots that were sacrificed.