Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Young Artist

When Charlotte has possession of one of our phones, she will often make a video. Typically they are too long, even though I keep reminding her that we live in the post-MTV era when no one wants to watch a video more than two minutes long, and with no cuts longer than three seconds.

This one is just about the right length.

She's a documentarian in the making.

As always, click on the photo to go to the video.

Monday, September 29, 2014

May Photos

Here's an album of pretty random photos from May.

Rhodie was still a cute small puppy (she was born New Year's Day so she was four months old in May). Now she's a teenager and is probably approaching her adult size.

That's about all to say about this batch. See the captions for more.

Enjoy!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ruby's New Tent

Way back in May the tool I use to upload photo albums stopped working. I needed to find a new method, but I got busy with summer and a job change and life. Then this week I discovered that the tool I use still works, I just have to use it differently. So get ready for the flood of photo albums to get us up to date.

We'll start with some photos from May when I replaced the pop-top tent on Ruby, our VW Vanagon camper van.

The original tent was canvas and was getting pretty tired. It only had one window, which didn't provide enough ventilation. The screen in the window was badly torn.

The new tent is nylon and more mildew-resistant. It has three windows, all with replaceable screens.

I had read the instructions for replacing the tent in advance and knew it was going to be a tedious job. There are a lot of screws that are in hard to reach places. I was prepared, therefore, and I was able to remain patient through hours of struggle.

The girls love being able to open the side windows. They can also easily remove the screen from the front window and climb out onto the little cargo deck above the driver and passenger seats.

We've had a few camping trips since then and we love the new tent.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Greenlake

During all my years living in Seattle I have never swum in Greenlake - until this summer. The lore is that you'd get swimmer's itch. Apparently that was true at one time but since the geese have been better controlled it's no longer true.

Anyway, my parents' Seattle home is a block from the lake and this summer the girls swam in the lake every day. The weather was perfect and the water was warm.

I only brought the GoPro (waterproof camera) one day. Unfortunately it wasn't one of the days that Audrey jumped off the high dive!

Click on the image to see a little video of our lake adventures.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Girls, Girls, Girls

Boy, do I love my girls.

No school today so the family came to see my new office and go to lunch.

Charlotte got a new haircut.

Audrey built a reading fort.