Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Korean Tiger

Niya got Anders these cool blocks for his birthday. On one side, there's a puzzle of a map of Korea as a tiger.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Sigrid took me on a tour of St. George Spirits for my birthday present. We completed our basic training, and are ready to be called to duty.

Monday, April 22, 2013

First transfer

Now that Anders is 5, he has to pay a fare!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier

I somehow managed to get the white balance settings on my phone set oddly, with the result that these photos look like they are from the 1960s or 1970s. Works for me.

Muscle Beach

Asa tries the balance beam, as Soren offers advice on how to get the best workout.

Soren goes for the rings.

Getting pumped.

Working the abs.

Upper body workout.

King(s) of the world!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Birthday Dinner

Ava Lola joined us pool side at the hotel for the afternoon, and then we all went out to dinner at Bamboo Izakaya.

Anders got a birthday candle in his dessert.

La Brea

The main event—the La Brea Tar Pits!

(More precisely, the Page Museum.)

Tar Pits!



Dire wolf!

Sullivan! Anders! Agreen! Bronwyn!

(prehistoric secret)

Bronwyn! Soren! Giant sloth!

At the Loews

The view from our hotel room.

Friday, April 19, 2013

LAX car rental shuttle

We're in Los Angeles for the weekend, to go to the La Brea Tar Pits. We're billing this as Anders's birthday present.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013


This move that Anders is doing (his left leg is bet, with his left foot on his right knee), utterly bored, turns out is very, very difficult for your typical adult (I am using myself as a proxy for a "typical adult"—no snickering, please). By "very, very difficult," I mean, "will result in pulled muscles, and you still won't do it."


Rainbow flowers

Anders chose this bouquet for Sigrid. The water suggests that maybe, just maybe, those flower colors aren't natural.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Anders!


(Big celebration—involving an airplane—in a week.)

Hotel California

When you pass by this hotel, it's obligatory to make a joke about how you can check out, but you can never leave.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

Farewell, Tahoe!

Before heading home, we took one last mini-hike through the snow, this time down to Lake Tahoe.

Last morning in Tahoe

We spent almost every afternoon in the hot tub behind our house.

A couple of comedians visited us in our bed this morning.

It snowed last night, so we had a fresh white blanket on our back deck.

Hoping for snow, we had left a bowl on the back deck.

Winter Wonderland in April.