Thursday, June 23, 2016

In honor of our departed pets

I never mentioned it on the blog, but in the fall of 2014, our two elderly cats passed away within six weeks of each other.

Nikolai and Zamfir were brother / littermates and enjoyed a very full ripe 20 years, exceptional for domestic pets.

It took me some time, but thanks to Google Photos, I have finally put their pictures into an album, along with other departed pets.

I notice how many less pictures we took of all the pets, once the children arrived.  


It's probably best to view it in 'slideshow' mode.  There are a lot of pictures, along with some of us as well.

Looking at these pictures, and picking the better ones, was both happy and sad.

They were great companions, and we are thankful to have been entrusted with them.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fwd: Finally! We have our first tooth fairy visit

Ilsa finally (and a bit traumatically) lost her first tooth today. It involved a visit to the dentist. She may recover enough to tell you about it when she's 21.

The Tooth Fairy came tonight and even gave her a sparkly forehead kiss for bravery.

Sigh.



Kangaroo bounce house

Thursday, March 24, 2016

King Kong shmoo on the Eiffel

More old skeleton s

From the 1850s

Hall of dinosaur s

Mo mammoth

Creepy skeleton musee

Stegosaurus

Mammoth s

Gardens at jardin plantes

Hippos are expensive to feed

And dangerous so the zoo just had a statue of one now.

31 euros worth of animals

Animals are above us

Flamingos in Paris.

Probably not happy with the 50f temps

Paris mtn goats begging for people food

Paleontology musee

Spiderweb playground

A boat ride on the Seine

Louvre is behind us

Mona Lisa was crowded

Notre Dame

Don't lean on the rail