Pepper Party

Pepper Party

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The vans not beat

Friday, October 6, 2017

More Oscar at school

Here are some more pictures of O at school....I don't know what hes is doing in them, you'll have to ask him!

Wait....what is happening here?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Camping with Eric

Eric Westra, that is. His family has a cabin near the Red Feather Lakes, which happens to be about 10 minutes from the Mount Margaret trailhead. Ricky and Oscar went up there a while ago and had a great time, and this weekend Eric W. and our whole family went, including Sue and Lloyd and Marky Flash! The RV even got an outing!

The aspens were all shades of yellow, it was the perfect moment for leaf-peeping (I can't believe I remembered that some people call it that!). And it was a little cold, and a little rainy, but not too much. Just enough  to justify drinking hot chocolate when the boys came back inside, and having a toasty fire in the Franklin stove. It felt like a real adventure.

But first, some domestic photos.

Find the cats (there are 2!) 

 I put Edie on the floor for tummy time and she fell asleep. I liked the way she looked like just another object on the floor, although I don't think the photo really captures how I felt about it.

 Please observe Oscar's excellent photo pose. He perfected it over the weekend.

 The lichens were off the chain!

 Oscar really liked these roots. They were the only ones we encountered on the trail.

 John kept singing "We will rock you!" in his most growly terrifying monster ("monstener") voice.

 Stout Cortez!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We went to a conference!

The conference pictures are up online, here we all are! I posted it extra-big so it would be easy to find Edie. That's the patio that was just outside the rooms where the meetings were held. When Edie was fussy I would go hang out there and listen to the ocean and sea lions, and watch the sea otters and cormorants. She happened to be fussy whenever I wanted a break...

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fast Times at Montessori Preschool

For some reason Oscar doesn't like talking about his day at school.  Sometimes he will tell us about aftercare, recess, or nap but never what he does all day for class! Luckily the school has started posting photos again and we have a sneak peak into his newly acquired skillz.  Looks like he is working on counting and shapes right now and staying tidy.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

August cont.

Oscar did a magic trick where he made his legs disappear.

Sadly, it also made him lose his mind.

We had Baba Yaga AND the Laufmans here at the same time, what a treat!

Annie even got a pic of the whole family for us. I don't know who taught Oscar about sticking out his tongue in pictures but now it seems to be de rigueur.

Edie has learned to smile a little, but it's fleeting. Also she and Mo-cat have come to some agreement about crib-sharing. She's the boss, of course.

Last weekend we walked on a different part of the Poudre trail. Walking was a little hard because of all the speedy bikes and because the boys were more focused on collecting good rocks to throw in the river later. We were able to find a nice spot that was also well-supplied with rocks, so we all got our fill of plonking. The boys also played an excellent game of trying to step on each other's shadow heads, which led to this nice lineup:

Tomorrow Edie and I head west to Monterey CA, for the International Society of Seed Science conference! She will learn a great deal about seeds I am sure.

Monday, September 4, 2017

August recap

It was full of visitors and feasting! Edie is enormous now! Less talk, more photos:

Oh, to sleep like a baby.

But then, torture, I mean, tummy time.

Another trip to Mount Margaret, in which we found the lake! All the children are good hikers for now. They haven't learned yet all the different things there are to complain about.