Monday, August 22, 2016

Yosemite Day 2

I just realized I never actually posted this. So even though it's not timely, at least it's public :)

The next day the snow was done snowing. We could actually see the mountains that had been right on top of us. We could see a waterfall from just outside our door.

This is a different waterfall. THEY WERE EVERYWHERE.

 We went ice skating in the shadow of Half Dome. They have a fire pit next to the rink and sell you s'mores packages. Pro tip: be the third family to do s'mores. The kits easily make enough for 10 people and we wound up sharing ours.

I cannot say enough good things about Yosemite. It was beautiful. The people there were unfailingly nice and friendly, reminding me of summer camps I went to as a child. Everyone we ran into was happy to have snowball fights, build snowmen, share a seat on the bus. I will remember this for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


That really wasn't once a month, was it? But oh well. My mother is visiting my grandmother this week. She fell a week ago and was in the hospital getting checked out, and apparently she needs pictures of Austin, STAT.

How can I say no?

He really likes watching Pokemon now, and it comes on right before Dexter's Lab, which we are not recording for him, but the DVR always catches the intro. So he built Dexter's Lab out of legos. He included a light up remote control (in his left hand)

We did some sand art, with glue and colored sand. And he drew the Eiffel Tower. The weird thing is, he did this on Bastille Day, AND I DIDN'T EVEN TELL HIM.

I am very enamored of this library. It is attached to a playground. This is their first attempt at the climbing wall

And I also have something very special! An old movie that I've been working on for a while. 

Tune in tomorrow, when maybe it will be done uploading :(