Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Boyd suggested we go camping again this weekend, and I was actually thrilled because I had a great time last time, and I was hopeful to take Evey with us on round two... and maybe show mom the campsite as well.
We accomplished both! Evey was way in for camping, and Adrianne was cool with coming up early and seeing the campsite before she went to pick up Grandma Judy from the airport.
The weather was perfect, the fish were biting and we all had a blast.
Early on in the trip, I was getting the camp site set up while the kids were playing in the tent. Boyd yelled out to me, "DAD! Camping is more funner with Evey!"
|That's me with Scott Lucas, lead singer/guitarist of Local H,|
one of my all time favorite live bands.
The first night went fast again, and we got set up, fished a little, then Mom got there and we showed her around (she loved it and even said she'd camp with us!) We did some sparklers and just enjoyed the evening...
Mom had to leave to get Grandma... Dinner was late at the campsite... hot dogs and corn on the cob, followed by s'mores (which I burned a little). The three of us sat around a torch for light and chatted, laughed, hung out.
When it was time for bed, I again read from a Greek Mythology book I bought specifically for camping a while back. Since Boyd and I recently finished the Tale of Heracles, we moved on to read about Perseus... which was good but not as fast moving as the tasks of Hercules... Boyd fell asleep and Evey asked me to keep reading.
The moon was so bright, when it was shining right above us, it was almost obtrusive! The kids slept hard, I slept with one eye open all night. The temperature got pretty cool so I was worried about the kids being cold and sore throats in the morning... turns out I was worrying for nothing. Should have just got some sleep! the kids slept great and woke up feeling great, too.
We fished a bunch in the morning and the kids were catching bluegill like crazy. The only delay was when the fish took the hook a little harshly and I had to, you know... work the hook out a little. Which drives me crazy (I hate harming animals and want to do catch and release like the smoothest criminal in the world, if possible.)
Boyd's hook took a little work, then he said, "Dad! Can I go play in the tent some more?"
Of course you can buddy, do whatever you want. So he ran back to the tent to play with his dinos.
Evey stayed back to fish some more. Then there was another difficult hook... she asked, "Dad, can I go play with Boyd?"
Of course you can sissy, do whatever you want! She ran to hang out with Boyd, I released Mr. Fishy (eventually) and then I started breaking down the camp site. Easy cheesy, there were so few times any of us were bored or inactive...
The kids were playing a "doctor" game in the tent, using a toy laptop Boyd brought along to "check in" the patient. Evey started laughing, then she called out to tell me why -- Boyd's name for the doctor check-in...
"Dad, Boyd told me his name was Strawberry Cake. I asked him, 'Why did your parents name you that?' He said, 'Because it RHYMES!' I told him it didn't rhyme, then he said, 'Well, my middle name is SNAKE.'"
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
|Boyd on the flight out to Oakland. Bubster had a GREAT|
flight. He slept a good part of it, then watched a little TV,
then chilled out for the landing. Good traveler.
|This is one of the rooms at the Exploritorium. The Expolritorium was "alright,"|
probably not something we'll do again though. The kids preferred the aquarium
for sure. But it wasn't too crowded, some of the exhibits were interesting.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
|I took selfies with both kids. I think those two photos|
(included in this post) are my favorite photos from the
trip. My son is going to be a handsome man, like his
Grandpa Boyd, I can tell...
Well we've been back for a few weeks now... guess I need to start sharing some family vacation picks before they get lost in the fold!
(I mean, really... I posted photos of the garage before I posted pics from San Fran? Poor form.)
It was another great trip to San Fran. This was our second trip as a family, the first coming in 2015. We stayed at Uncle Rick's house again. (Need to get that thank you card in the mail ASAP!)
|I love this photo too. Evey looks so happy, and Grandma Judy is just chill, happy|
to be along for the ride... even though she's done this cruise tour who knows how
|This is the selfie I took with Evey, from the top of Twin Peaks. I proposed doing|
a "Talkin' Tracks" from there, but Mom nixed it, maybe because the spot I proposed
had a shrine to someone who had died up there not too far away...
We went back to Golden Gate Park by Evey's request (I think that was one of her highlights of the trip again) and we also returned to the California Museum of the Sciences.
Adro and I also snuck in a date, we went to a bar called Holy Water that had a religious theme. That was a highlight of the trip for me!
Oh, and we caught a Giants game. Versus the Cubbies, reigning World Series champs. Because you know how we do.
More photos to come!
Monday, August 28, 2017
So I've been working in a new office the last few days... the weather has been so nice...
Yup, the garage is being converted to a GAMEROOM! If this doesn't excite you, then you are no fun.
And if you worry that this is really a plot to move me into the garage on a permanent basis... you aren't the only one! At least my exit will be (mostly) comfortable... Boyd's knees, elbows and toes seem to be getting sharper by the day.
Still to come: a flat screen on the far wall for football season. I can grill and watch football at the same time. Heck, I can MOW and watch football at the same time! Why not?
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Boyd got out of the truck this morning and shouted "school is cool!" He was so excited and I'm happy that he is happy.
When he got there he was a little confused that some of the other kids were crying. Good news it did not phase him.
When I picked him up he said it was a great day. He did say he "almost died" on the playground equipment when he climbed too high and was scared getting down by himself. Hopefully tomorrow the playground go smoother for him.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Hi it's Evey. Right now we are on our vacation in San Fransisco staying with uncle Rick. We just updated Talkin' Tracks episode 5 with Gwen Stefani and Dire Straits. Check it out!
Episode 6 is coming soon.
My dad just asked me questions about Talkin' Tracks that I will answer.
1. What is my favorite episode of Talkin' Tracks: I like Talkin' Tracks episode 3 because right after we jumped in the pool and cooled down.
2. What could make Talkin' Tracks better: Better locations that are really cool.
3. What would we do next year that is not Talkin' Tracks: A comic book series where we talk about the superhero movies, comics and superheros.