Christmas 2022

December 27, 2022

It’s Christmas!!! It snowed a bit! Actually more of an ice storm, so it goes. Here’s Aunt Mandy with The New Dog. His name is Lewis and he’s our new best friend.

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Chloe on YouTube

December 27, 2022

Chloe’s been working away on animations. As of 12/26/22, this one had more than 55,000 views! (and yes, it is incomprehensible to adults) Click here to see more of her animations on YouTube.

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Crafting for the School Holiday Market

December 26, 2022

Chloe felted up a storm for her school’s holiday market fundraiser. Check out all the things she made, all felted! …and more! This was part of her classwork, which believe it or not is Business Math. About time they taught this stuff to kids early. Here’s a breakdown of what they were working on, leading […]

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Thanksgiving, 2022

November 25, 2022

Chloe has been busy felting up a storm! Felting is where you take loose fibers of something like wool, and turn them into something more useful or interesting. Here she’s made breakfast: toast, egg, bacon, plate and fork! All out of loose wool. Here she’s made a holiday cake out of wool by felting. These […]

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Halloween Costumes, 2022

November 25, 2022

Chloe decided to be a TeleTubby, as you can see. Here she is with her friend Sophia, about to hit the streets for CANDY! It turned out to be a pretty terrible night for it with cold weather and torrential downpours. Oh well, that happens. They had fun anyway. Here’s how the jack-o-lanterns looked on […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Carving, 2022

October 23, 2022

It’s almost Halloween, and that means pumpkins! First off, the Leaf Eraser Gun cleans up the front yard. Sugar skull! Carve, carve, carve! Steve’s on the left, Lisa’s on the right. Chloe’s two pumpkins. The one on the left is “The Scariest Thing Ever: Duck With A Knife!” and the one on the right is […]

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Welcome to the Ape Caves

September 27, 2022

On the side of Mt. Saint Helens, you know, the volcano you may remember from 1980? It’s right up the street, more or less, from Portland. Volcanoes throw out lava, which makes lava tubes, which result in fun caves to explore. Chloe’s 6th grade class just had an overnight camping trip to explore this very […]

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First Day of School! 6th Grade, 2022

September 13, 2022

Here she is! Off to the first day of 6th Grade! Here Chloe made dinner for us. That’s German Schnitzel, in this case chicken breasts pounded flat and breaded with gravy. Plus steamed broccoli.

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Camping at the Beach

September 12, 2022

At the very tail end of summer vacation, we managed to squeeze a quick camping trip out to the KOA outside of Astoria, right across the road from Ft. Stevens State Park. So many things didn’t go as planned, we lived a comedy of errors. Here we are trying to put up my big tent: […]

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A Weekend With Chloe

August 14, 2022

I recently got to spend two full days with Chloe. Let’s check out some photos, shall we? Here’s Chloe making dinner for us: This bit of craziness is a draft of the artwork Chloe provided for the flag her group at camp made. Pretty funny, eh? What the heck, is this? It’s a little helicopter […]

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