Monday, December 08, 2014

2014 Christmas Tree decorating

Somehow I got the video a bit out of focus, and it stopped recording on it's own, but you get the idea...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Published Author

This Winter, Mary became a published author!  She won a writing contest, and they published her story with a bunch of others.  (  It's called Fashtonella, and is published in a thing called Sibyl’s Scriptorium.

Nice job, Mary!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Massively Parallel Bedding - Part 2

We had the solve the 'Noel climbs out of her crib with ease' problem a couple months back, the answer was another triple bunk.  As is the case with all things I build, I thought of several ways to improve the thing immediately after I got it put up, but it was too late...

The old double bunk went into Adam's room.  No announcements or hidden meaning in that.  We filled the top bunk with stuffed animals...

Part 3, which will 'some day' happen, is to put bookshelves in between the triple bunks, complete with USB chargers, and fan, and a light for each bed.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Last week I had the opportunity to go to a San Francisco Giants home game.  We had a great view, looks like nearly every view in the park is a great one.  

They played the Dodgers, went 12 innings, and eventually won the game.  Good game. Those Giants fans do not like the Dodgers.  We had a guy a few rows behind us that turned into a loud drunk by the 8th inning, fortunately he left about the 10th inning.

At one point, the moon came up over the horizon across the bay.  It was the night after the full lunar ellipse, and the moon came up over the horizon big and dark red.  I didn't get a picture of that, sorry.  We also had a little bit of fog rolling in over top into the stadium.

I had never been to AT&T park.  It really was a nice ballpark.  

It was also Jackie Robinson day.  They had a nice presentation before the game.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas concert

Kate's Christmas concert was this week.  It's kind of nice the way her choir director does it, no extra monologue, no long explanations about the music, etc.  (That comes next week at the elementary school concert.)

I tried capturing it on video, but I didn't have the tripod, and Noel kept trying to get my attention, so the results in the video vary...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Old videos #9

Mary performing in the living wax museum - or whatever it is the school calls it - 20 March 2013

This is the last in a series of old videos that had been sitting on the camcorder.  Hope you enjoyed them.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Old Videos #8

Spontaneous dance party - 11 Nov 2012

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Old Videos #6

All the way through the 2012 school year, Tara and the kids took piano lessons.  At the end of the school year, they had an outdoor recital - 29 May 2012.  Then the piano teacher quit...

Monday, December 09, 2013

Old Videos #5

Ruth's first grade play - 23 May 2012.  The video is a bit long...