Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Osmo Coding

It's almost like a video game...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Manresa Uplands Campground


Eight, as it turns out, is the rare age where your kid (1) can help you set up the campsite, and (2) still wants to help you set up the campsite.

Some of those stakes take a bit more pounding than others.

Our campsite was very spacious.

The cool thing about Manresa is that the campgrounds abut a beach. It's two vacations in one.

As much fun to make as it is to eat.

Campfire after nightfall.

Pie iron cookin'. Bacon and egg muffin...

...and hot ham, turkey and cheddar sandwich.

More beach time.

Gopher visitor.

Sleepy boys.

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Sunflower: Day 63

I'm not convinced this guy is getting any taller.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

so much science

Today was the 1st/2nd/3rd grade Science Fair, and there was so much science. The second graders focused on natural science, and birds in particular. They created all sorts of games to educate visitors, which was a lot of fun.

They also had their bird dioramas and "bird bells" on display. Anders's diorama showed a peregrine falcon.

Unlike his classmates, he did not feel constrained by the shoe box he was given—he just ripped his box apart and reassembled it, to get the height he felt was necessary to adequately represent a peregrine falcon stooping from a high cliff.

And to properly illustrate the scale of the scene, he had to make his bird quite small.

The bird bells were great. You can't see the underside here, but each bird is hollowed out underneath, with a clay knocker suspended within using fishing line, so that they are all, in fact, bells.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

congrats, Misah!

Misah's Cal graduation.

With the proud parents...

...and the proud aunties.

I'm currently in the middle of a trial, so couldn't go to the graduation ceremony, but I made it to the celebratory dinner!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016


There were a lot of lovely people, too, but once everyone showed up I stopped taking pictures. Here are Grammy and the boys before the festivities, though.

This seems like a fitting close for this post.