Sunday, March 29, 2015

Red-shouldered hawk

...spotted at Halmoni's house.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

another masterpiece

Another Osmo-assisted masterpiece, this time of Anders.

Here's a video of the drawing on the left, and the photo the drawing is based on, on the right.

Go Spartans!

Go Green!

Go White!


We have this funny... thing... for the iPad called an "Osmo."

There's a new Osmo app, called Masterpiece, that is sort of an assisted drawing app. I used it for this drawing of Soren.

To better understand how this Osmo Masterpiece app works, here's an ad, courtesy of Osmo:

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Ok, ok, it's time for haircuts.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Star Wars art

Soren's latest:

Tie fighter


Sunday, March 22, 2015

At the zoo

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Let's Pley!

That's not a typo in the title.


Friday, March 20, 2015


We visited Anders' classroom today, on his final day as Person of the Week. Anders played cello for his class.

He played part of the Imperial March from Star Wars, Twinkle and Queen Caroline. He did a great job!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Anders has been "Person of the Week" in the first grade class this week. When you're Person of the Week, you bring Fiona the Bear home with you, and document the mischief she gets into.

And boy does she get into mischief!

Things started a bit slow, because Anders had the flu. Fiona wasn't feeling well, either.

But soon enough, Fiona was scheming with Soren's stuffies in the middle of the night!

Anders thinks she was trying to figure out where we keep snacks and treats.

She might have misunderstood what she learned, because next thing you know, Fiona was trying to eat bird seed out of our bird feeder!

Eventually, though, she found some apple juice and went a bit crazy.

She also dumped out Sigrid's shoes...

...and the clean laundry!

She liked to eat our cereal.

She thought Soren's Darth Vader voice changer was cool.

And she picked some flowers.

She was a lot of trouble, but we'll miss Fiona!


Remnants of the lipstick Soren put on when Sigrid was getting ready to go out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Saturday, March 14, 2015


Anders drew a tarantula, and then Soren drew two more.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

at long last

Third tooth out, but first one on top.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

farewell... trike, balance bike and booster seats.

Saturday, March 07, 2015


I went to a birthday party with Soren, but came home with a cheetah.

Friday, March 06, 2015

New car!

Sigrid bought a new car!