First Day of School, 2020 Style

September 12, 2020

And here is our young scholar, starting her first day of school. Since this is 2020, Year of the Pandemic, all her school stuff is happening at home, remotely.

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Prepare for Halloween!

September 12, 2020

RAARRRRRR!!!! Chloe is ready for Halloween – she’s already got her costume! Yes, she’s really in there!

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Swimming at Hagg Lake

August 13, 2020

Yesterday we went swimming at Hagg Lake, a reservoir near Forest Grove. Chloe is not fond of sunscreen. Every time I have to show her my scar from where my melanoma was removed. Dogs on paddleboards! Chloe models her new life jacket.

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Chloe is 10 – Happy Birthday!

July 2, 2020

Chloe has turned 10 years old. Holy cow! Here’s some photos from the birthday party. Much smaller this year, only two guests. Virus, you know.

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Who’s That Girl?

June 25, 2020

Photos courtesy of Lisa Peters

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Welcome to June 2020

June 18, 2020

It’s been an eventful month. Here’s an example of the damage one can do with a Cargo Bike: And well, I think it would be the rare viewer of this blog who didn’t agree that non-whites shouldn’t be treated any worse than the rest of us schmoes, and perhaps the whole concept of how we […]

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Second Easter

April 27, 2020

Happy Second Easter! Chloe had so much fun with calendar-correct Easter that we decided to do a second one. This may turn into a regular holiday tradition. Here’s a photo of her from traditional Easter: Egg dyeing time! Here’s all the eggs decorated. Easter Basket! Here we are on our egg hunt.

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At The Park

April 7, 2020

…and frequent visitors will remember this climbing structure at Westmoreland Park. It seems to be getting smaller over time… Open your eyes, silly pants! …and here we on the loop trail around the wetlands in Forest Grove, a short bike ride from Chloe’s place. There’s a home that’s got a big fenced yard with various […]

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Pokemón and Minecraft

April 7, 2020

Chloe loves carrying around her Minecraft “Creeper”. A “Creeper” is a critter in MineCraft that blows up when it gets close and tries to hurt you. Yet it makes a cuddly stuffy. Here’s the Creeper hiding in the bushes. Here’s Chloe and Lisa and the Pokemón card collection that Chloe is very proud of. Did […]

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Lava Monster Tag

February 15, 2020

A bunch of kids about Chloe’s age have moved in next to the park down the street. Here they are playing a version of Tag that includes a Lava Monster! Hello from Taqueria La Estrella, our favorite mexi-snack!

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