Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
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!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I backed up another five-ish years worth of photos to Google Photos, again resulting in more automagically created "auto awesome" photos. Fewer for this chunk of photos, because there were fewer bursts of photos for animations. But still quite fun.
Friday, February 06, 2015
I recently backed up about five years worth of photos to Google Photos. As a side effect of this process, Google+ created a bazillion "auto awesome" photos. Mostly, these are short animations made from series of pictures. Reviewing them is like a stroll down memory lane.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Sigrid and Anders finished the puzzle!
One interesting thing about this puzzle is that the colours* don't smoothly transition across the entire puzzle. Instead, each piece is a single color.
* I've used the Commonwealth spelling for this post, because the puzzle is from Australia.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Before leaving Tahoe for home, we hiked Glacier Loop on Donner Ridge. It was supposed to be a moderate hike for the boys—1.6 miles, mostly flat. But the lower part of the loop is not well marked, so we took a detour. Plus, 1.6 miles seems farther when you're at elevation. And the way we did the loop, the biggest incline came at the end. Put it all together, and our hike ended up taking two and a half hours (including breaks).
But it was surreally beautiful.
Oh, ok; it was beautiful, but perhaps not quite that surreal. Those were edited. Originally, those pictures looked like this:
But even without special effects, it was nice to hike in the snow.
The boys even let loose a few snowballs.
Part of the hike dipped a bit lower and faced south, leaving us without snow. Plus, this was the site of a huge fire in 1960, and you could still see the effects.
But looking south, we had a beautiful view of Donner Lake.
(And, off in the distance, Northstar, I think.)
After taking in the view, we had a snack.
Actually, we ended up taking in the view of Donner Lake before and after our snack, from slightly different spots. (These are 360° panoramas.)