My blog started as a way to keep distant family up-to-date about the antics of their new relatives, born in 2006 and 2008. I also write occasionally about biking, photography, and computers.

Snow
The snow came quickly and it left quickly. While the grocery store parking lots are still piled high with dirty slushy mountains, most of…
Hazy Shade of Summer
Last week, the smoke was from California. This week, it’s from British Columbia. No matter which way the wind blows, it seems that the…
Chess
Last year, I bought myself a nice wooden chess set from the House of Staunton for my birthday. It was something I’d wanted ever since high…
Happy Father’s Day
Two years ago, my dad died after suffering from lung cancer for years. My grandmother and grandfather also died from cancer. It’s a terrible…
Pie-Billed Grebe and Chick
I’ve been going to the Union Bay Natural Area pretty regularly for a year, and I still get to see new things.
This Week in Urban Nature
A crow watches a juvenile bald eagle with the 520 bridge and the skyscrapers of Bellevue in the background. Minutes later, the crow worked…
Cottonwood
For a home in the heart of the city, we are close to a lot of nature. While I’ve always loved nature in the abstract, and when I get to go…
Eagles
One of the unexpected pleasures of our new home: We can see a bald eagle nest from our bedroom window. Since moving, I’ve seen eagles flying…
A Gruesome Death
Squirrel Image by Moyan Brenn. Here’s what happened. Don’t read if you’re squeamish. Our garage is not very big. It fits our car with barely…
Hello, Fall; Hello, Spiders.
My first few years in Seattle, I didn’t pay attention to fall. Seattle doesn’t get the same over-the-top colors as the East coast, so it’s…
Halfway through 2016
We’re now more than halfway through 2016, and for the most part it’s been an awful year and I’ll be happy when it’s a distant memory. The…
Day Two in Sydney
I didn’t think it was possible, but the weather for my second day in Sydney was worse than my first day. On Saturday, there was either…
The Ring
My dad wore this ring pretty much every day. He got it from his father, who “borrowed” it to wear at prom from his brother (or uncle? I can…
Scenes from the past weekend
He may be a goof, but he’s our goof: Alex still greets every camera with a thumbs-up: I’ve entered a life stage where I’m living for the…
Making his Stage Debut!
I forgot to note the highlight of last week: Patrick made his stage debut in the school production of The Lion King. Kids surprise you…
Be Careful What You Wish For, Winter 2016 Edition
Last winter, we didn’t ski because there was almost no snow in the mountains. The nordic trails at Hyak never opened. This winter, we missed…
Toothless
Patrick’s lost about 7 or 8 teeth in the past year; I’ve lost count. What’s strange is, aside from one of his front teeth, the remainder of…
New Year, New Hobby
Among my still ill-formed goals for 2016 is “mountain bike.” That’s not a goal yet, it’s just a verb. It’s also a verb that required…
What Parenting Looks Like in 2015
Our kids amassed an impressive collection of Playmobil when they were younger. Pirates, knights, airplanes, helicopters, a complete…
End of Innocence
The next generation disappoints me a little. Patrick figured out several months ago that there’s no tooth fairy (though he still puts his…
Living with a 4th Grader
Today: Molly leaves work early, gets Patrick to the dentist and then both kids to piano practice. I’m waiting for them to get home. The car…
Easiest Halloween Ever
The kids did 90% of the pumpkin carving on their own. (If you can’t tell, it’s a spider. They used a stencil to get the pattern.) They even…
Remembering Corky
Part of what motivated me to go through wedding photos last week was to see if I could find any photos of my uncle Corky. I found one. That…
Lunar Eclipse
Growing up in Virginia, astronomy was one of my things. Thanks to my high school planetarium, I can identify most of the constellations and…
A Tale of Two Trips to Duthie Hill Park
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Saturday, Patrick had a playdate with a friend he made at summer camp. I decided to use…
STP 2015
The bike ride to Portland could have been a disaster. It started well enough; in spite of being awoken at 4:30 A.M., Alex was in good…
Patrick's First Grade Trip to Camp Colman
Another year, another Camp Colman trip under my belt. We had excellent weather for this trip — really couldn’t ask for anything better. This…
Tooth Fairy
For both of our kids, the future is filled with dental work. Patrick’s got a bad crossbite, and Alex’s teeth have always been strange. (He…
Fringe Sport Weekend
Some weekends, everything happens at once. There was so much happening this past weekend that I couldn’t even do half of what I wanted. On…
The Weekend in Pictures
Everything came together for an awesome weekend. We had clear skies and warm (for Seattle) weather both days. Work didn’t intrude (too badly…
Happy Belated Spring Break!
So yes, spring break was 3 weeks ago. Happy Belated Spring Break!  We spent 5 days in Phoenix, Arizona. It was everything we wanted in a…
Alex's First Piano Recital
Every famous concert pianist started with a simple polka. Every junior high piano dropout started with a simple polka, too. Time will only…
Errandonnée 2015
A total stranger on the Internet made the challenge: On your bike, run 12 errands in 12 days. Minimum total distance, 30 miles. This is the…
Alex's 9th Birthday
The phone started ringing at 7:00 AM last Thursday, as distant relatives wanted to wish Alex a happy birthday. “Does it feel any different…
We Went to the Zoo
We went to the zoo on Saturday; our first trip in a long time. Clouds and the threat of ran kept most people away. I wanted to see the zoo’s…
Isn't It Dangerous?
Scene: Morning in the cafeteria of Facebook Seattle. It’s a typical Pacific Northwest winter day. Heavy gray clouds hang over the Seattle…
Why I Bike
When I was in my early teens, I was lucky enough to have a good friend with a vacation house on the shore of Silver Lake, New Hampshire. In…
New Year, New Bike
The daffodils are out, we changed our clocks, and a new season of biking is upon us. My general goal this year is to spend more time biking…
Feats of Strength and Teamwork
We’ve passed a few silly milestones in this house as the boys have gotten bigger. A couple of months ago I was wrestling / roughhousing…
The Seattle Project
Alex is learning about Seattle history in his third grade class. It’s been fun as a parent, too. One of his homework assignments was to go…
Chilly Hilly 2015
Patrick and I were speeding downhill on Fletcher Bay Road when I saw it: The Mile 19 shortcut sign. Turn right on Lynwood Center Road and…
Let's Talk about Sweat
Downton Abbey and air conditioning explain much of our attitudes about sweat. Farmer Drewe sweats because he works. Lord Grantham and Lady…
Spring in February
Our good weather has lasted so long that it no longer feels exceptional. I expect cold mornings, warm afternoons, sunshine, and blossoms…
A week in the life of Patrick
Molly and I often tell with each other that all we want is Patrick to learn how to use his powers for good and not evil. On the positive…
Defy Bags "Vicious" Review
I’m taking a break from the regular programming of “funny kid stories” to geek out about something most readers won’t care about: Bicycle…
It happens in 3rd grade...
At Villa, classes start at 8:30, but they don’t let the kids into the building before 8:20. If you get there early — and many kids do…
Raindrops
I don’t want you to think that working at Facebook Seattle is all about dramatic sunsets. This is Seattle. Every now and then we have rainy…
Career Insights from 3rd Grade Soccer
Alex’s team lost their soccer game again on Sunday, 7-2. That’s a pretty typical score. When he came off the field at the end of the game…
January Remainders
Welcome to February! Here are a few things that happened this past month that never got write-ups of their own. If you live here, you’ve…
Seventeen Miles
Sunday’s weather was the most spring-like of our recent warm spell. 60 degrees, dry… much nicer than we have a right to expect in January…
Lord Hill Regional Park
Another weekend, another hike through the woods. We took advantage of the spring-like weather and spent Saturday afternoon exploring Lord…
Snoqualmie Falls
Yet another awesome thing about working at Facebook: MLK day and President’s Day are company holidays. This is a big deal now that we have…
Picking Up Kids after Biking Home
When sea levels rise and submerge most of Seattle under the briny deep, our house will still be dry. That’s the good news. The bad news: I…
Best Job Ever, Space Needle Edition
Wednesday, employees of Facebook Seattle got to hack at the Space Needle. The change in scenery would have been refreshing on its own…
Minnesota 2014
I’m finally done with the Christmas photos. You can find my favorite selections here and here. It was an iPad Christmas. Yes, the kids got…
Gravity
Minnesota, December 2014: Jetlag kept Alex and Patrick from falling asleep at night. The usual parental question of “How do we tire these…
December Backlog: Zoolights
I’ve got quite a backlog of photos from December to work through. Let’s see how long it takes to work through them. On December 21, we…
The best kind of indoor soccer...
…are games where there aren’t enough players for substitutes. Constant running means the kids are even more tired… which for first grade…
Thoughts on Gullibility
A belated Christmas story on the last day of the year. Last year, Alex asked lots of questions about Santa. He was on the verge of putting…
Morning Metamorphosis
Now that 2014 is ending, I’m celebrating my first complete calendar year of bike commuting. I’m lucky to love close enough to work that it…
Alex Update
I suppose it’s only fair to follow up Wednesday’s post with a quick update about what it’s like raising this guy. Here’s a snapshot of Alex…
Behind those eyes
There is a problem with keeping a blog: I tend to write only about the positive things. You’re getting a whitewashed view of 21st-century…
Top Pot Portraits
Saturday morning involved a bike trip to Top Pot doughnuts. I blame the sugar for the ensuing silliness.
Stuffies
When do kids outgrow stuffed animals? In this house, anyway, it’s clearly some age older than 8. There are more animals in the kids’ room…
Back to the Farmer's Market
Our Saturday morning trips to the farmer’s market have recently fallen out of favor. As the kids have gotten older they enjoy it less…
An Unexpected Victory
An odd thing happened this past weekend: Alex’s indoor soccer team won a game. Until last weekend, they always lost. Usually quite…
Thankfulness
I am thankful for my health. I am thankful I have a job that challenges me every day. I am thankful I can do that job from anywhere in the…
Soccer Parents
Well, somehow we’ve become soccer parents. We’ve done the school soccer thing for a few years now. Heck, we’ve even coached a soccer team…
Bike Commuter Confessions
Friday, on my bike ride home from work, I came within a centimeter or two of hitting a pedestrian. I’ve been thinking about it a lot ever…
Easter in July
I’ve been taking photos, I just haven’t done anything with them. So now there’s quite the backlog. Here are my favorites of the boys at Mary…
Our Birthday Boy
Molly had her most inspired birthday party planning yet. Invite 3 of Alex’s friends over, buy a nice Lego set for each of them, and let them…
Bike Commuting, 1 Year In
Monday, 8:40 AM. February in Seattle: The skies are dark gray and it’s doing that weird Seattle thing where millions of tiny water droplets…
Super Bowl Sunday
We had some time to kill before the Super Bowl this past Sunday, so I took the boys to the aquarium. It turned out to be a great trip. It…
Resolution Run 2014
This all started because I was bored and surfing the internet. I came across a blog post about the 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge over at the…
Small Kids in Confined Spaces
The day after Christmas, we headed back to Leavenworth for a dose of Winter Wonderland. Only Winter didn’t cooperate this year. Any bit of…
The Best Colors
Around here, summer may get all the love, but autumn’s by far the most photogenic season. I love its palette of colors. Here are some scenes…
Halloween Preview
We had a little trick-or-treat party for the kids at work today, so here’s a preview of the main event tomorrow:
PEPS at The Farm 2013
PEPS at The Farm 2013, a set on Flickr. We had an excellent visit with families from our PEPS group this past weekend. We had perfect fall…
Goodbye, Mo
Thirteen years ago — the year we got married — my then-fiancée and I got two kittens, Mo and Cleo. It was our first tentative steps into…
Sandy Beaches
I stand on the Eastern shore of Lake Michigan and feel the sand slide through my toes. It’s fine and white and soft, unlike the harsh…
Wood Smoke and Chilly Mornings
Last Sunday night, I stared at the embers of a dying fire, then looked up. Through dense fir branches, I caught glimpses of the starry night…
Life with Kids, Version 2.0
I’m late in remarking on this… the first phase of “life with kids” ended and a new one has begun. If I had to pinpoint the exact moment Life…
Happy Birthday, Patrick
I’m still going through photos from our recent boys-only trip to Virginia. But while I’m working on that, it’s important to note this…
Camp Colman
This past weekend, Alex went here: With these guys: It’s unclear how much parental supervision there was. He got to play with fire. But…
The Last Smile
I’m not too fond of this picture: I think Alex looks a little possessed. This photo was destined to die on my computer, unshared and…
Gap-Tooth Smile
Gap-Tooth Smile, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. It’s been a long-time coming, but Alex finally lost one of his top teeth today.
They say 7 is a lucky number.
We’ll see this year, now that we have a 7-year-old in the house. Alex’s party was Saturday. This year, we had the party at our house and had…
The Real Magic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Grandma Georgina and Grandpa George. This past Thursday, Molly and I picked up Patrick early and headed to Villa to watch Alex in his stage…
Skagit River Eagles
It’s Bald Eagle Festival Time! Every December and January, both bald eagles and birdwatchers head to the Skagit river. The eagles come from…
A Weather Story in Pictures
When I lived in Virginia, I was a little weather-obsessed. I loved watching studying the weather maps and seeing the approaching fronts, and…
Boys, Troll
Two days before Christmas, I spent the morning hanging out with the boys and the Fremont Troll. This was an even better idea than it seems…
Not our Christmas Picture
Not our Christmas Picture, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. One of the many that didn’t make the cut for this year’s Christmas picture.
Stand back...
We’re doing science!
Tiger Cubs!
If you live in the Seattle area, and you have kids, or if you like cute but deadly things, then head down to the Point Defiance Zoo…
No-Stress Chess
An unexpectedly fun purchase from our recent trip to Math ‘n’ Stuff was No Stress Chess. This set has a few tricks to make chess…
Thankful
Of course I’m thankful for family, and good health, and being back in Seattle instead of down in California. All of that is so obvious I’m…
I'll never know...
…if they really missed me, or if they just wanted to get presents. But whatever the reason, they seem happy to have me around. It’s good to…
Back to the Aquarium
Alex didn’t have school this past Friday because of a teacher workday, so he and I got to hang out. Alas, Friday was also the day Augtober…
Pumpkin Time
This is what I imagine it feels like to visit Australia at Christmas. All of the holiday trappings are there, but the weather is just wrong…
I guess that would be smart
(A dialog between myself and Alex on the way to school. I’ve removed the names of other kids.) Alex: The President called E___‘s _dad. Me…
It's October 1st...
…and I find myself expecting every day to be warm and drenched in sunshine. This can only end badly. Winter is coming, but we’ve gotten…
Here are my excuses for not writing more.
Summer in Seattle is precious. It’s bright, and magnificent, and perfect in every way except longevity. Good habits and prudence are things…
Entering Lake Union
Entering Lake Union, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. We took advantage of the lingering summer weather to take a quick kayak trip through…
Hello, Autumn!
Every single parent I know is happy school is starting. Somehow, when I was growing up, I completely missed out on this part of back-to…
Sun Lakes / Dry Falls
What I love most about living in Washington? Spend just a little time in a car and you can get to a completely different climate. This…
Wet at Magnuson
We spent a lazy Saturday afternoon at Magnuson park. As you can tell, the boys didn’t enjoy it one bit.
Space Aliens.
Space Aliens., originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. It’s that time of year again… the Sounds of Summer concert series at University Village.
Future Director
So last week, Alex was in a lego animation summer camp. Here’s what they made:  youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBimE1PnPFY?rel=…
Then and Now
Still going through my photos from my trip to Virginia. But I had to post this…  Then: Now:
No More Three-Year-Olds In The House!
I mean it! If your son or daughter is still three, consider yourself uninvited from all future events. Boy, I’m not going to miss this…
Reader's Theater
There’s no need to watch this video unless you’re related to Alex. Amazingly, the school year is almost over. Today, they invited the…
Early Morning Theology
Weekend mornings, we never set an alarm… the kids always wake us up earlier than we need and earlier than we want. On a good weekend morning…
Patrick the Soccer Player
Our dear friend Tony bought Patrick this shirt last year. Then, it was too big; now, it fits perfectly and it’s Patrick’s favorite thing to…
If you wonder why Molly gets nervous...
…when I volunteer to take the kids out of the house on my own, this pretty much sums it up: They never get into messes like this when Molly…
Brain Hoses
Every now and then, in Patrick’s eyes, I’m not a sufficient parent. It could be he needs help with his clothes, or getting dried off after a…
Mother's Day Facepainting Extravaganza
Molly spent Mother’s Day running in the Kirkland Half Marathon. (Yes, she does everything better than me.) My only job was to keep the kids…
Happy Mother's Day
Alex wishes everyone a happy Mother’s Day: youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNNJMZoXiZg
I'm a Role Model of Failure
I’m taking failure to a whole new level. I’m a role model of failure! Saturday morning, I was pumped… I was going to run 10 miles for the…
Gender Stereotypes
Here’s Patrick, standing in a field of flowers and with painted fingernails… and carrying a toy power tool. Tell me, what’s the more…
What Does This Make You Think Of?
One side effect of not carpooling: Molly & I don’t have to compromise on radio choices. That means I spend more time listening to classical…
Double-fisting in the Parking Lot
When Alex gets frustrated at something, he now tries to keep himself from crying. He’ll shut his eyes tight and wipe his eyes quickly with…
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Quick cross-post: I’ve had a website for more technical content for a while (mostly about my iPad apps). I just wrote a post about life at…
Epic Weekend
I don’t need to tell people who live here how nice this weekend was. Even certain recent visitors to Seattle would agree that it was a…
Lord of the Flies, Again
What do they say about history repeating itself? Remember this from three years ago? I wrote at the time: For two days in a row now, Alex…
Spring Break
Dear Commonwealth of Virginia, Thanks for sending Grandmom and Cousin Shannon to take care of us for spring break! We had lots of fun…
Flying
Saturday night, we were running late for our monthly food club (a monthly pot luck with six other couples… and now ten little boys and zero…
Now We Are Six
When you turn six, the celebrations can last a long time. While Alex’s birthday was today, he’s been building up to this moment since I told…
Wait, wait...
Saturday mornings, Molly takes the kids to swimming lessons. This past Saturday, after swimming, Molly came back to pick me up before…
With Friends like These...
A quick Patrick story that I keep forgetting to write down. A few weeks ago, I pick Patrick up from school. He’s pretty upbeat and…
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Monday was a special father/son bonding day. Microsoft doesn’t have the day off, so it was just me and the boys. I decided to celebrate by…
Happy Valentine's Day from Serious Patrick
Serious Patrick, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. A picture from Patrick’s Valentine’s Day party at preschool. I’m not sure what this…
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Remember this? Now we have two new photos for the sequence. Here’s Patrick yesterday: I’m not quite sure why he decided to roar at me. It…
Brotherly Education
This was the conversation in the back of the car as I drove the kids to school this morning. A: Say “See.” P: “See.” A: “Three.” P: “Three…
A Boy and his Dog
Today was an unspeakably beautiful February day in Seattle. I mean it: I won’t speak of it. If you live here, you know how great it was. If…
The MLK Day Storm of 2012
We just had our week of winter. While there wasn’t a storm on MLK day itself, the week of cold / snowy / slushy / icy mix has already…
Great trip to the zoo
At this point in our lives, trips to the zoo are so commonplace that I don’t bother writing about them. However, the weekend before last, we…
Mind Like a Sponge for Lyrics
Alex now has a favorite album: Peaceful, the World Lays me Down by Noah and the Whale. It’s full of catchy and upbeat tunes. He started…
Scar
Sure, that redhead looks innocent enough. But see that scratch under Alex’s eye? It’s from Patrick, who without warning or provocation…
Bye Bye, Barnes and Noble
The Barnes and Noble at University Village was one of my top five favorite bookstores. (Rounding out the list: Powell’s in Portland, Elliott…
Maybe teaching him to write isn't such a good idea...
Alex picked up a new habit this weekend. When he gets mad at me, he picks up a pen and a stack of purple post-its. He then writes “dad” or…
Pictures from this weekend
Yes, there are stories behind each of these… but they’ll have to wait until I have more time. Patrick tries out ice skating for the first…
Scientist or Troublemaker?
Those who know me on Facebook read this earlier today: First casualty of the season: Patrick wanted to know what was inside a snow globe, so…
Swanson's Reindeer Festival
Reindeer and Elf, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. One of our crazy holiday discoveries this year: Swanson’s Nursery, the great plant…
Turkey Toss
The holidays are upon us, so Seattle parents know what that means. Turkey toss! For those not in Seattle, that’s when the animals at…
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Say what you will about Seattle weather… it’s been a beautiful autumn. Sunshine and good weather lingered well into November. Even when…
48 Hours of Unemployment
I’m now at the tail end of 48 hours of unemployment. For those who don’t keep track of my life through various other social media (e.g., we…
Hot Coffee on a Chilly Morning
It was my third year in a row visiting the charming town of Prosser for the Balloon Rally (you can read about trip one and trip two). The…
Happy First Day of Fall
We’re now entering my favorite month in Seattle. Mornings are chilly but you’ve got a good chance of a sunny day. There’s more and more…
Back to the Farm
Gone are the days of shorts and sandals. Saturday morning, I slid on my beloved Ariat cowboy boots and a pair of jeans to ward off the early…
Say it ain’t so!
This is the scene that awaited us upon returning from vacation. It’s still summer!
How was vacation?
It was wet. And warm. And sunny. We’re back!
Why is everybody hugging me?
Alex asked that to nobody in particular on Friday afternoon as I picked him up from daycare. He knew it was no ordinary day, though. After…
Speaking of facepaint
One from the archives… at the beginning of July, the whole family went to our piano teacher’s wedding. They hired a babysitter for the kids…
Nana’s Visit
One worry I have when family visits is our kids will realize how boring and deprived their lives really are. This past week, Alex was at…
Postscript to Strawberry Picking
This picture’s been sitting on my computer for a few weeks now. It’s a postscript to our strawberry picking adventure from the beginning of…
All Wet
As you may remember – we’re not soon to forget! – Alex ruptured his eardrum back in May. The time I now call The Black Spring, with its…
Sounds of Summer
The blessing or the curse of having our kids at the Bright Horizons at University Village: The Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Wednesday…
First T-Ball Game
Alex had his first T-Ball game yesterday. We didn’t really know what to expect. It turns out that when you’re five, a T-Ball game is just…
Looking Harder for Summer
This summer, we had to look harder for summer, but we still found it in little pockets here and there. Saturday morning started gloomy, but…
Yay, Summer, Again!
Tonight, after the kids fell asleep, I remarked to Molly, “It feels like we’ve already had more summer this year than we did all of last…
Yay, Summer!
Summer weather has arrived, and we’re getting outside to make the most of it. On Saturday, our friends Dawn and Eric arranged a trip to the…
Welcome to Homebase E!
Patrick moved to the next room in Bright Horizons this past Friday. He’s now officially a “preschooler.” He gets to go on field trips this…
Happy belated Father’s Day
By pure happenstance, I was the parent tasked with taking both kids out for bagels yesterday morning, entertaining them at a playground…
Preschool Graduation
I’ll admit I went to last Friday’s preschool “graduation” thinking, “Come on. It’s preschool. Why are we having a graduation ceremony?” But…
Party Time!
Patrick’s birthday was Thursday, but we had his party at our house today. As you might expect, a house full of eleven little boys and one…
We now have a three-year-old in the house!
There’s nothing quite so hyper as a newly minted three-year-old boy. Patrick was smiling and bouncing off the walls from sunup to sundown…
That One Is My Other Brother
That One Is My Other Brother, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. This has become a motif in Alex’s drawings. This picture has Daddy, Mommy…
Getting Better? Maybe?
For almost all of the past three weeks, somebody in the house has been sick. Alex had an ear infection that turned into a ruptured eardrum…
Sick Superheros
Sick Superheros, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Our household has finally recovered from having everybody sick last week. We spent a lot…
Yellow Dye #3
Yellow Dye #3, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. I hope your weekend was as colorful as ours!
Popsicle
Popsicle, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Can the world have too many cute popsicle pictures? I didn’t think so.
Our Hero!
Our Hero!, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Alex’s favorite movie right now is The Incredibles. Dressing up like a superhero is becoming a…
They say you can tell when they’re so young…
My cousin Amber joined us for an all-too-brief visit this weekend. We spent part of Saturday evening talking about our kids, and she…
We now have a five-year-old in the house…
…which is just too strange to think about. Alex had a fabulous weekend and his new loot has taken over our living room. I spent several…
Digging In the Dirt
I really liked this picture of the boys until I showed it to Molly. She glanced at it, and then the first words out of her mouth: “It looks…
The Most Trouble Comes from the Cutest Smiles
Think Helen of Troy. Lindsay Lohan. And Patrick Dewey.
Ski Lessons Over
Alex’s six weeks of lessons are now over. The session ended on a much nicer note than it started. The final day brought blue skies, much…
Best day skiing yet!
Clear skies, fresh snow, and the kids all got 1:1 instruction today. And that means Alex went up the chair lift for the first time! I skied…
Another rainy day on the slopes
It was another rainy Sunday at Snoqualmie. East coast, you can send a little bit of that winter weather our way, okay? It’s really not…
Patrick wears underwear!
I think it might be a while before he really understands potty training, don’t you?
Pummelvision
I forgot I did this… back in December, I used the website Pummelvision to create a short video of the pictures I uploaded to Flickr. It’s…
Ski Lesson 3
Alex had his third skiing lesson today. He might be getting the hang of it now. As a family, we’re certainly getting the hang of heading to…
Darn that Pineapple Express
Those who were waiting to see more pictures from Alex’s ski lessons will be disappointed. Since Wednesday, we’ve been living through a…
Things you might not notice about this picture.
This picture is from Roan’s birthday party on Sunday. Notice that sunshine in the window? We’ve had beautifully clear weather for several…
Ancient history, caught in silver
For the past two years, I’ve had some rolls of film scattered throughout my work room as I’ve added film photography to my repertoire. Right…
A Rocky Road to Christmas?
Alex decided to run a 102-degree fever today. Other than being lethargic, he has no other symptoms, and he’s had his flu shot this season…
Gingerbread Houses
On Saturday, one of Alex’s friends had his 5th birthday party at our neighborhood Whole Foods supermarket. It was awesome. The party was in…
Mr. Fashion
The most predictable fight in our house is about clothing. Alex insists anything more than shorts and a t-shirt will make him hot. We wind…
Wizard Chess
Chess, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. One of Patrick’s teachers sometimes calls him “Weasley” — which makes sense if you’ve both read…
White Thanksgiving 2010
Things I’m thankful for, this week: White Thanksgivings and fireplaces. We’re getting festive early this year! Lazy mornings with kids in…
Snow… before Thanksgiving?
Just yesterday morning, I remarked to Molly how great the Japanese maple in our back yard looked. All of the leaves had turned bright orange…
Continuing Education
For those who don’t know, I’m finally learning how to take pictures. More specifically, I’m taking the Black and White 1 photography class…
Sick Day
Welcome to the cold and flu season! With Patrick, colds turn into ear and eye infections. This was such a common occurrence last year that…
More Halloween Photos
I went through my Halloween photos tonight, and three looked good and summarize our Halloween experience. First, we really didn’t get into…
Halloween 2010
For those expecting Halloween pictures this year, close your eyes and imagine the pictures from last year. There! It’s even better than this…
Knock, knock!
Patrick told his first knock-knock joke yesterday. Sure, he was just copying the call-and-response of the famous interrupting cow knock…
We're back!
Molly at Saint-Chapelle, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. We’re back from our fabulous vacation in Paris. Yes, it does sound like we got…
Prosser Hot Air Balloon Rally, 2010
This past weekend, I made another trip to Prosser, WA for the annual hot air balloon rally. Distant friends and family, I’m telling you now…
Puyallup Fair 2010
For us in Seattle, it’s been the year without a summer. According to local weather guru Cliff Mass, we’ve had far fewer warm days than…
Lake Easton
Late August, the rainy & cool weather returned. The first weekend it happened, I tried to escape by throwing the kids in the car and driving…
Ah, Remember Those Summer Evenings…
…when it was warm and sunny at the end of the day? Here are a two pictures from August when the kids ate dessert outside.
Summer’s **NOT** over!
You can still get lots of berries at the farmer’s market. This is what one of the vendor’s hands looked like this past Saturday. And that’s…
Alex’s First Camping Trip
This weekend, I took Alex to his first camping trip at Rasar State Park. It’s a well-equipped campsite on the Skagit River in the western…
Carkeek Park
Another photo from the archives. This is from last month. I learned that the lowest tides of the year – more than three feet below normal…
Luckily, our kids don’t realize…
…that they could have much better parents than they currently have. Just one of the many superior sets of parents they could choose: Our…
Want To See How Strong I Am?
Want To See How Strong I Am?, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Alex sometimes asks, “Do you want to see how strong I am?” If you answer…
Transition Time
Today, Patrick moved to the next room at daycare. He’s with the same teachers that Alex had when he was two. This is really strange. I…
The Little Troublemaker
Perhaps my memory fails me, but Patrick seems more inclined to cause trouble than Alex did at two years old. Patrick’s the kid you leave…
Climbing a Tree
It’s a little thing, but on our trip to the arboretum on Sunday morning, Alex was able to scramble up “the climbing tree” all on his own…
Working on a New Milestone
Now that Patrick’s turned two, we’re working on a new milestone: He only gets to use his pacifier when he’s going to sleep. It’s been tough…
Are You Looking At Me?
So Alex has now seen his first movie in a theater. On Father’s day, he & I went to the morning showing of Toy Story 3. Everything you’ve…
Finally Done with the Virginia Photos
We’ve been back from our trip from Virginia for about a month now, and I’m _finally _done going through all of the photos. Here’s one of my…
Swagger
Swagger, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. He’s got his cool-dude swagger down, don’t you think?
Our Budding Naturalist?
I made a few interesting discoveries about Patrick this weekend. First, while Alex has never show much interest for just taking a walk…
Today’s Funny Alex Story
One of the “floater” teachers stopped me as I was picking up the kids this afternoon. She told me that she had stopped by Alex’s classroom…
We’re Part of the Revolution
Our friend Dawn noticed this on Friday: http://jofrsea.com/post/534092117/teach-a-kid-to-cook-day Keep scrolling to the bottom.
Another Year, Another Street Fair
This is the third year we’ve brought the kids to the University District Street Fair. It’s turned into a nice little tradition. Street…
Red and Blue
Red and Blue, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Patrick clearly enjoyed his vacation!
Boy Meets Dinosaur
Boy Meets Dinosaur, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. One of our adventures in St. Louis was the Science Center. In the basement, they have…
Back From St. Louis
We’re safely home from our trip to St. Louis. This is was my first plane flight since I dictatorially imposed a travel moratorium that…
Getting More Vocal?
Patrick’s language seems to be entering that rapid development phase that comes around two. Today, we were playing in the back yard when…
A few more Patrick notes
From today: And yesterday. (The context: The toddlers got to do “a day at the beach” — they filled a large container with blue sand and had…
From The Bark
From The Bark, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. What I think is coolest about cherry trees is how you get clusters of blossoms coming…
Who's Cute?
Today’s note from daycare: youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUddkychQU&hl;=enUS&fs;=1&rel;=0
Northwest Railway Museum
The second part of our adventure to Snoqualmie Falls was a trip to the Northwest Railway Museum. It was my first time there, and the trip…
Watching the Falls
We had another absurdly nice February weekend in Seattle. It wasn’t the April-like weather of last week, but at this time of year a few…
Yuck, Sick.
It’s been a week of coughs for everybody in the family. That’s made it a week you survive rather than enjoy. Tuesday and Wednesday, when we…
What a Nice Winter!
Ah, El Nino! California has gotten all of our rain this winter, and it seems that all of the cold is in the South and the East. As you’ve…
Alex Dresses Himself Now
I hope you’ve been able to guess this fact from some of the recent photos.
Great Wolf Lodge
Wow, we didn’t have places like this when I was growing up! I have fond memories of summers spent at the wave pool at Cameron Run Regional…
Another unheralded January milestone…
Molly’s birthday. As I’m sure the parents appreciate, with kids around, birthdays are no longer about yourself. It’s about giving the kids…
Patrick’s First Haircut
Whoa, forgot to mark a milestone! One month ago, we finally decided that Patrick’s hair had gotten too long. Actually, it was more me that…
Cool Dude in the Tub
Use Your Imagination
Alex, getting out of the bathtub on Monday night. “Look! It’s my elephant trunk. Bwrerr!” (Imagine him making a trumpeting noise.)
A Year of Changes
For those who are wondering: yes, I’m working on the 2009 book of photographs of the two boys. Don’t expect it to be done before February or…
Merry Christmas!
We almost cancelled Christmas this year. We all went to church on Christmas Eve, and Alex (once again) proved unable to sit still or listen…
My part of the recital
Strange. When I created the post about our virtual recital below, I wrote the following, and I still see it on my computer, but it doesn’t…
Insomnia Equals More Videos!
For some reason, I couldn’t sleep at all last night. So here’s what you get: More videos! This one is just Patrick splashing around on a…
Two Minutes of Patrick Eating
Patrick keeps trying to use utensils more. I think the key word is trying. Here he is trying to eat pasta with a spoon. Standard disclaimer…
Virtual Recital 2009
Molly & I had our third piano recital this past Saturday. All of the kids who performed were really cute, and some were amazing pianists…
Attack of the Ketchup Monster
The scene: A quiet Friday night. Tired after a long week, the parents opt for an easy dinner from The French Fry Store. The older child eats…
Cold Bubbles
One nice thing about being three and a half is you don’t have to worry about the practicality of your ideas. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the…
It finally happened.
In the car this morning, Alex said, F*ck. I just want it on the record that he picks up this kind of language from Molly, not me!
Early Thanksgiving Wishes
Here are some early Thanksgiving wishes from Alex.
Patrick’s Word of the Day
While Patrick has been making sounds for a while, we can now say that he is learning words. His learning process is a little different than…
Goodbye October…
Autumn isn’t over, but the nice part of Autumn likely is. The weather is increasingly wet, the color is disappearing. With the end of…
Trick Or Treat!
Each year, Alex gets a little more excited about Halloween. Two years ago, as you recall, it was The Halloween That Wasn’t. He wouldn’t even…
The Innocent Bystander
Patrick didn’t really get Halloween. This is a kid who doesn’t like us putting his coat on him; a full-body costume was that much more…
Pumpkin Carving
Halloween means pumpkins. Halloween means squishy orange pumpkin guts and messy hands. If you’re three years old, holidays don’t get…
Zombie Patrick
Zombie Patrick, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. I’m sure everybody’s expecting Halloween pictures, and they’re coming. In the meantime…
Pumpkin Prowl
Last Friday, I took Alex to the Pumpkin Prowl at the Woodland Park Zoo. The Pumpkin Prowl is a fundraiser for… actually, I don’t know what…
In Constant Motion
Trying to photograph a three year old boy is like trying to freeze a candle’s flicker. Alex is constant motion when he’s awake. So it was…
The Spark’s Still There
Both Molly & I forgot it was our anniversary.
Parent of the Year Award
Pigtails, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Why, yes, that is Alex in pigtails drinking wine from a shot glass. Why do you ask?
The Boys, Together
My mom pointed out that I don’t have many pictures of the two kids together. I’ve tried recently to fix that, but it turns out to be…
Party Weekend
Saturday, one of Alex’s classmates had a big party for his third birthday. The family rented a room at Magnuson park where the kids could…
Weekend-O-Pumpkins!
It’s pumpkin patch time! Prior to having kids, I never visited a pumpkin patch. I’ve also never been that big into jack-o-lanterns, and I’m…
Seasons Change
Autumn’s here, right on schedule. September predictably felt like a month of Indian Summer. Sure, we had some rain (Labor Day weekend was…
Two Patrick Milestones
I picked Patrick up from his room in daycare today. He walked over to me and gave me a kiss – either that, or he was trying to eat my lip…
Prosser Hot Air Balloon Festival
This past Saturday, I convinced Molly to let me take another mini-vacation. Friday night, after the kids ate dinner, I threw my camera bag…
Changing
Self Portrait, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. One of us is getting more hair, one of us is getting gray hair. More Patrick…
Monitor Glow
Pasty white monitor glow starts at an early age. Ever since our trip to Rochester this summer, Alex has been fascinated with my iPhone. It’s…
Puyallup Fair
Although it took us twelve years to finally make it to the Puyallup Fair, I sense it’s going to be an annual end-of-summer family tradition…
The Center for Wooden Boats
I’ve got a soft spot for the Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union Park. It’s a beautiful location. You look across the water and see…
Lincoln Park
I’ve got the kids on my own for the next few days. Molly left for a conference yesterday afternoon and gets back Thursday. Yesterday…
Labor Day Weekend and the Museum of Flight
Long weekends today aren’t the same thing they were, say, 4 years ago. No possibilities for loafing around any more! Instead, our offspring…
My Three-Hour Vacation
For some reason I still don’t understand, Alex decided that 5:00 AM was the correct time to wake up yesterday morning. Maybe this is just…
Peanut Butter and Jelly Monster
Patrick is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Monster. He inhales them. He’ll eat a whole sandwich faster than Alex can eat a quarter of his. That’s…
Skagit River Ranch Farm Day
Sunday morning was gloomy. Oppressive, thick gray clouds hung low in the sky. It didn’t rain, but I wouldn’t blame you if you chose to spend…
The Caped Crusader Eats a Quesadilla
Two weeks ago, I took Alex to our work picnic at Vasa Park. They had lots of great activities for kids. Alex loved jumping in one of those…
Pool!
I’ve finally started processing some of the pictures from our trip to Rochester several weeks ago. One of the highlights of the trip for the…
Our soon-to-be-toddler
Somehow, in all of the excitement over telling you how good Patrick is on playgrounds now, I forgot to mention that our little boy is…
Patrick and Playgrounds
I’ve been spending more time with Patrick at playgrounds recently. Here he is, sprawled on the astroturf at the University Village…
How does the human race survive?
I ask this because our young have no instincts or common sense. What did our young do out on the Serengeti? Case in point: Alex. Yes, here…
Ecola State Park
One of the fun side trips we took on our trip to Cannon Beach was to Ecola State Park. This was a much more successful trip than our ill…
Bunny Pee
Mr. Bunny, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. For those who didn’t click through, there was a story associated with this photo. One of the…
First Looks and First Steps
written by Molly – Brian finally gave me access to the blog :) Finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for – Elsa (my younger sister) had…
Typical Cannon Beach Weather
I’ve mentioned how the Seattle heat wave made Cannon Beach clear, sunny, and warm. We did have a couple of more “typical” beach days, too…
Sorry, Mom
My mom really wanted a new picture of her grandkids together. I tried to take a picture tonight, but weekday evenings are the worst time to…
iPhone Vacation Diary
While in Oregon, I took one picture per day from my iPhone and posted it to my Flickr site. If you were paying attention, you may have seen…
Back from Vacation
We just got back from a two-week vacation in Cannon Beach, Oregon and Rochester, Minnesota. This vacation kept us out of Seattle for the…
Bicycle
I rode my bike last weekend for the first time in five years. I literally had to dust it off. The nice thing about low tech things is they…
Picnic
When I read about the food adventures that my friends Dawn and Eric have, I must admit I get a little jealous. They recently got back from a…
Happiness is new dinosaur pajamas
Seattle’s glorious summer continues. Of course, as we don’t have air conditioning, we don’t think summer is too glorious when it’s 8…
Nothing happened this week.
Really. Not a single funny parenting anecdote to share. The kids wake up, we take them to daycare, we go to work, we pick them up, we do our…
Pretty Kitty, Fluffy Kitty
Pretty Kitty, Fluffy Kitty, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. It turns out that two days in a row, Patrick needed a change of clothes at…
Alex's Baseball Bat
Alex’s Baseball Bat, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Because Alex had so much fun with his friend Nathan’s baseball gear, Molly bought…
Our Little Troublemaker
Our good friend Bridget was in Seattle for the famous Potlatch frisbee tournament, and she paid us a visit when the tournament was over…
Reverse Psychology
When does reverse psychology stop working? When it does, we’re in trouble. Here’s an example. Tonight, Alex (also known as “bipolar boy…
About those kids
Aunt Becky leaves tomorrow. Everyone will be sad to see her go. She and Cousin Will got here on Friday, which is the traditional Movie Night…
The Other One
My mom told me today, “You know, I kind of remember that there was another kid living at your house. Whatever happened to him?” Geez…
Jump!
Alex has a new obsession. Or more specifically, he’s got an old obsession that he’s taking to new heights. Literally. The kid likes to jump…
Super-Cali-What?
Guess what movie we watched on Movie Night last Friday night? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Playing with Trains
Playing with Trains, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. What is it with little boys and trains?
Seattle Summertime
A good rule of thumb is summer in Seattle starts on July 5th. That’s when our driest, sunniest, and warmest weather starts. Well, after an…
Patrick’s Latest Trick
I’d be remiss if I failed to post photographic evidence of Patrick’s latest trick.
Patrick’s First Birthday Party
We had Patrick’s first birthday party today. It started as a remarkably low-key affair. The birthday boy was asleep for the first hour or so…
May iPhone Wallpaper added
I added photos from May to my iPhone wallpaper collection. Click here to see the whole collection.
The Passage of Time
The Passage of Time, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. You can see how Alex has changed in a little under two years. It’s odd to think that…
The Curse of the Second Child…
The curse of the second child is that developmental milestones aren’t as closely watched as they are for the first child. We almost let this…
Does he look grown up yet?
Looking at the pictures hanging on our walls, when Alex was about 11 months old you could really see the little boy that he would become. I…
Bathroom Humor
We were at QFC yesterday when Alex asked, “Do they have a potty here?” The answer to this question is always, “Yes, and let’s go find it…
Homebase D Picnic
I finally got around to posting the pictures from the Homebase D picnic from two weeks ago. One of the parents in Alex’s classroom organized…
Contrary
A typical conversation in the car ride home from daycare. Alex: Is tomorrow Friday? Me: No, tomorrow’s Thursday. Alex: No! Tomorrow’s not…
A Pretty Good Month So Far…
I know I’m going to jinx things by writing this, but it’s been a pretty good month so far. In spite of what you hear about H1N1, the cold…
April iPhone Wallpaper
It’s been a while since I’ve updated my iPhone Wallpaper gallery. I just went through my photos from April and made nine new wallpapers…
Shh! Our secret.
I can write this here because I know Molly doesn’t read this blog. Keep this between us, OK? Yesterday was Patrick’s 11-month birthday…
Changed My Mind on the Children’s Museum
So far, I’ve taken Alex to the Seattle Children’s Museum twice. The first time, he was about a year and a half old. It was a wet, cold…
Theo Chocolate
Two weekends ago, Molly went to a college friend’s wedding, so my mom and my brother flew in as reinforcements to help take care of Alex and…
Kindle: Buyer Beware
A letter I wrote earlier this week to Amazon:
Easter 2009
Easter kind of confused Alex. The weekend before Easter, Alex was convinced that Easter had come. Maybe he wanted candy. Maybe it was when…
Today’s Parenting Milestones
First, Patrick turned 10 months old today. Happy birthday, Patrick! Second, I let Alex play in the backyard by himself for the first time…
Two Patrick updates
The good news: Patrick pulls himself up quite regularly, both at home and at daycare. The bad news: He keeps getting ear infections, eye…
Dancing King
I got the idea for this video when Istanbul by They Might Be Giants came on the stereo, and Alex said, “Let’s dance!” and started jumping…
First Warm Day of Spring
It’s been an uncommonly cold and dreary spring. As usual, Cliff Mass from the University of Washington had the numbers. In March, on only…
Alex’s First Field Trip
Last week, we had to sign Alex’s first ever permission slip for his first ever field trip. The kids just went outside to the parking lot…
My Mom’s Been Asking For This Forever…
Common question: “Is Patrick crawling yet?” We then try to describe how he really “army crawls,” and he can get around fast enough doing…
Not Every Day Can Be Full of Rainbows
Today was one of those days that makes me wonder why I thought being a parent would be a good idea, much less a parent of two. Let’s see…
Stuff I Like: Newspapers on the Kindle
I’m a news junkie. Judging by the fate of newspaper companies across the nation, I’m one of a dying breed: People who subscribe to a daily…
Alex’s Real Birthday
Alex’s birthday party was Sunday, but his real birthday was today. Unlike last year, where we thought we could get away with not signifying…
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Patrick & Alex wish everybody a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s Patrick on St. Patrick’s: And Alex with his shamrock:
Quite the Week!
Last Thursday, I wrote how it was a big day. I wrote too soon. It’s been stretching out into a big week of milestones. Friday was Alex’s…
It’s a Big Day!
As you probably know, today’s a big day. You can get an idea of how big a day it is by looking at Alex’s outfit: Yes, Alex is wearing his…
A Metaphor for Financial Panic
At 2:00 today, there was a sudden whiteout at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Huge snowflakes fell quickly. It was accumulating on the roads, on…
He’s Figured It Out Already
This morning, as I was getting Alex dressed for school, out of the blue he whispered to me – soft enough that I wasn’t sure what he said…
Bringing the Olympus E-520, Panasonic LX-3, and Nikon D700 on Vacation
On the trip to Florida, I brought a backpack full of camera equipment, and three different camera systems: The Panasonic LX-3, the Olympus E…
Florida Sunset
One of the most fun excursions of our trip to Florida was a small jaunt over to the beach after dinner to catch the sunset. We were only at…
Nature in Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida is a great place to watch nature and wildlife. It seems that wherever we went, we were treated to some new sight. On our…
Cambier Park, Florida
For our trip to Florida, we expected the sunshine, warm weather, palm trees, and beaches. Cambier Park in Naples was an unexpected treat. I…
We’re Back!
We got back from our trip to Naples, Florida late yesterday. Our plane landed around 7:20 PM Seattle time, but it felt much later than that…
Getting Ever So Closer to Crawling
Here’s a photo of Patrick, showing you how close he is to crawling. He still mostly army crawls, but he’s using his legs a lot more, and he…
So it begins…
Alex: Mama, when I get home can I have a cookie? Brian: No, Alex, you can’t have a cookie. Alex: No. I’m talking to Mama. Maa-ma, can I have…
Lord of the Flies?
For two days in a row now, Alex has come home with his face covered in magic marker. It looks like war paint. I don’t think it’s coincidence…
Star Wars: First Reaction
The scene: Alex sitting down to watch Star Wars. He sits mesmerized through the famous opening fanfare. We watch as the Imperial Star…
The Force is Strong in This One
Movie night has become a tradition. We try to keep Alex limited to one movie per week, which we watch on Friday nights. He can now connect…
Enjoying the Temperature Inversion
One side effect of December’s crazy weather is it made Cliff Mass, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington, a local…
We’re Still Alive
Up until last Sunday, things were going so well. In my head, I’d already started drafting a blog post about how I remember the 7-8 month age…
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
On Saturday, we took our first trip to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma. If you asked Alex, he’d say it’s worth the hour drive…
Alex Dancing
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Some Updates on Patrick
The little guy just keeps getting bigger. Within the past week, he’s really mastered sitting up on his own. (For a few weeks now, he’s been…
Alex the Entertainer
The other day, Alex broke into song. By the time I started filming, he needed some prodding from Molly to keep singing, but it was still…
New Year’s Wishes
I know this is a little late, but…
Switched!
Well, I did it. I switched from Canon to Nikon – specifically, from the vintage Canon 5D to the Nikon D700. This is a long post. Read only…
Photo Backlog: Patrick
Continuing to work my way through this past weekend’s photo backlog. I just posted eight pictures of Patrick that I really like. If you…
Weekend Freedom!
This past weekend, Alex & I celebrated our new-found ability to leave the house by going to the Seattle Aquarium (Saturday) and the Pacific…
Christmas Morning Photos
Following hot on the heels of the Christmas morning video are these Christmas morning photos! It’s a multimedia Christmas extravaganza for…
Christmas Morning Video
I’ll warn everybody that this video will be too boring for everybody but the immediate family. Now that you’re warned, here’s some video…
Recent Alex milestones
Things that happened while snowbound: Alex did an art project with Molly. He had the idea to take his kid scissors and cut his own hair. (no…
Luckily We’re Not Travelling…
This week, listening to the horror stories of people trying to fly out of Sea-Tac airport (and other airports around the country), I’m glad…
Merry Christmas to All…
Well, this sure has been some Christmas week. Snow fell on Seattle last Thursday, and it’s still here. The novelty officially wore off…
Are we ready for the next snowday?
We’ve just finished our first solid week of freezing temperatures in Seattle. Given that it’s very rarely below freezing around here, this…
My 10 Best Pictures of 2008
I’ve been going through my photos of the past year to figure out which ones to print, and in the process I arbitrarily picked the 1…
iPhone Wallpaper Update
View Full Album I haven’t added any iPhone wallpapers to my collection. However, I just downloaded the new Windows Live software and I’m…
New home for my iPhone Wallpaper collection
I’ve moved my iPhone wallpaper collection here. One change from older versions is I got rid of the annoying copyright notices at the bottom…
Patrick’s first real food
In honor of Thanksgiving, Patrick ate his first “real” food on Friday. While everyone else ate turkey leftovers, Patrick munched on sweet…
The Arboretum this past weekend
I got to spend an hour alone in the arboretum this weekend. It was a nice bit of relaxation. There was still a little bit of fall color, but…
Patrick Sits Up
Sunday, we were able to get Patrick to sit upright on his own. He had to sort of hunch over with his legs spread out, but it worked. For a…
Bubble Boy
We’ve started giving Alex bubble baths again. He’s liked them in the past, but he really loves them now. It’s a guaranteed way to get him to…
Eww! Boys!
Eww! Boys!, originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey. Just a scene from today’s birthday party…
Baby Bumble Bee
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