Showing posts with label Anders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anders. Show all posts

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!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Ok, ok, it's time for haircuts.

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!

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, February 10, 2015

More awesome

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

The Theme Awakens

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Half Moon Bay

We spent Saturday and Sunday roughing it at Half Moon Bay.

The boys enjoyed room service. Repeatedly.

Sigrid and I enjoyed a sunset stroll.

And on Sunday morning, we all walked down to the beach.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Correction: 1000 Colours

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

1000 colors

We brought a 1000 piece CMYK color gamut puzzle for the adults to try in Tahoe, but never got around to it. So Sigrid opened it up at home, and Anders decided to help out.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

another lost tooth

Anders lost another tooth.

More technically, he swallowed it. He felt confident the Tooth Fairy would understand.

Glacier Loop

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.)