Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chantilly at Laguna Beach

This picture understates how sticky the ice cream cones were.
We had to get the wetwipes out right afterward.

Fathers day at Laguna beach

This is in front of the tidepools where sand crabs, fish and sea snails all get trapped in between high and low tide.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Party at Farrells

A slideshow for the kids belated birthday at party favorite, Farrells.

And yes, that ice cream concoction is as big as it looks.  They call it the Zoo, as it has every kind of flavor underneath all the whipped cream.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First day of preschool

One of the girls planned her outfit the night before, so that everything would be "just so".
The other....not so much.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Air Museum Day

We took the kids to the airplane museum today, and they had a blast.

If you click on the link, you can see a slide show, but you have to look for it on the upper left.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kirkwood Lessons

Trying again, if the link didn't work  This was at Kirkwood a couple of weeks ago.

Girls at Boreal Ridge Yesterday

They are the two little kids on the lower right -- who aren't turning.  I have not been to Boreal in 30+ years and was pleasantly surprised by how easy of a drive it was, and how well laid out everything was.  Afterwards we all came home and sat in the hot tub, while a lasagna bubbled away in the oven. 
It was so warm yesterday that the kids were skiing without their jackets!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Kirkwood sledding

From a trip to Kirkwood last weekend.

Click on this link, to see the slideshow.

I can't get the picture link type to work right now.

They had a great time and are ready for more lessons!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Kirkwood ski lessons

Here's the girls going down the forested paths of Kirkwood, with an excellent South American instructor. The clip is 53 megs (!) so it took a lot of machinations getting it out of one phone, and onto here. 4 or 5 data transfers!

Wealthy Argentineans come up to US ski resorts to work the idyllic life as ski instructors (since its summer time down there) practicing their English, and trying to meet girls. Although I guess they're usually looking for 24 year olds, rather than "almost" 4 year olds.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Faster, Farther, Higher

Here's our report cards from ski school!
Although they took our pictures with someone else's skis (apparently Zoe's)!
They got an A for attitude too.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Reindeer on the Loose

The kids went over to grandpa's to help deck out his tree and run around with silly reindeer horns.

Plus they made ginger bread houses too.  Click on the link to see the rest...

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Tree decorations

The kids also helped decorate the tree, while spilling many cups of warm apple cider.

Click on the above to see more.

A few more pictures

Today was a busy day - we packed up all the fall ornaments and set up the holiday ones, while baking a turkey pot pie and cleaning up the house.  I went for a bike ride along the American River as well.  It was a bit chilly and I should have dressed warmer.

While setting up the tree, we broke a few ornaments, but that's pretty normal each year.

Click on the photo above to see a few more.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


A few pictures from Thanksgiving at our place.  Lots of family and friends over, and great to see everyone.

Click on the above to see a short slideshow.