Monday, August 14, 2017

Constructing a Telescope

A really cool event at a local library - free! - the kids got to create a Galileoscope in preparation for the eclipse!  Looks foggy today, but the claim is that we should be able to see Saturn's rings with it.  Cool!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

More Garden Goodies

Well, we're not surviving the winter on our crop, but it is still fun to harvest!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Birthday Celebrations

This would NOT be my reaction if someone gave me a sewing machine.  But glad it was hers!

Then we went to the zoo, where all of the animals seemed to be out in force to celebrate G's big day.  The tiger was pacing, the ostrich pooped, the otter was jumping, the hippo pooped, the lions were alert and the snow leopard was pacing, the prairie dogs pooped... well, there was a lot of energy around pooping.  We also saw a lot of activity from the cutie black bear cubs, the grizzlies, the red panda and well, pretty much everything there except the polar bears (hiding in back) and the kangaroos (lying down and not moving).  It might have been the time of day (afternoon), the weather (cool), or the lack of crowds, but we had a great time...

Mexican wolves, the reason we went

Almost posing
Definitely posing

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

When You Can't Wait for the Laundry to Finish

Puck's "baby" (stuffed animal) was smelly and gross and so I threw it in the washing machine while he wasn't looking (he was in the other room eating). Somehow, he knew where it was; this is him looking for it while I was folding the dry clothes.  Cute!  He's a smart, sweet puppy....

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


I absolutely had to get work done, uninterrupted, thinking through syllabi, a web site redesign, and a major assessment project.  (Plus minor projects - syllabi posted, proposal submitted, book edited, and more).  G committed to come along and work herself, without interrupting.  In fairness, she didn't... I just let myself get distracted by her studiousness as she spend hours reading about marine biology.  Cool kid, good company.  Reminds me of coming with my mom to the library when she spend hours there studying, though I was older...