Archive for the 'Life in the Pacific Northwest' Category

The Night Before The Night Before

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

As I write this, kids are sleeping with the knowledge that Mom is waking them up at 8 am to start thinking about school. School starts Wednesday, and both Ane and Tad will need to be waking up earlier than that, but it’s a start.  Actually, Tad’s bus driver called and we must be the […]

Rerun Explains It All

Monday, August 28th, 2017

When we visited the zoo a week ago, the penguins were molting.  There were feathers coming off some of them in large patches. And as one swam by, with bubbles streaming off the feathery down of the penguin’s back, a feather flew off in the bubbles. “LOOK!” Rerun yelped. “That penguin farted out a feather!” […]

Flashback Friday

Friday, August 25th, 2017

When we were at the zoo this week, I commented to Rerun that “you were really tiny when we became zoo members.” How tiny? This tiny. Rerun was about 4 months old at his first zoo visit. Ane and Tad were pretty little, too. And now… Rerun is a lot bigger. And time keeps marching […]

Auntie Ride

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

This didn’t last very long, but it was cute while it lasted. This was the end of the day at the zoo.  Thumper was walking all day – he really is too big for the stroller, and if I have to carry him occasionally, it’s okay – and little legs get pretty tired.  Auntie gave […]