Good Golly Miss Molly

February 8th, 2015 — 4:15pm by anna


Two teeth in one day; three inside a week. If you don’t slow down little girl we’re going to have to go to an all-gruel diet.

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The Kakapo has landed

February 6th, 2015 — 10:06am by anna

As most of you have guessed, we have successfully brought our naive island avifauna to the land of the big bad wolf.


A couple of A-grade Turkeys

Seattle is reputed to be a good place for critters whose threat response is to freeze in place, and there are lots of ferns to hide among. Contrary to expectation, however, we’ve found the welcome to be warm and inviting – even overwhelming. The houses are surprisingly warm too, even if the weather is not. The kids have been overheating in their flannel PJs.

The Bean Sprout is now a proud first grader, although she reports that she has done no learning “only fun stuff that is sort of like learning, but mostly fun”.

We’ve had a busy couple of months – more into experiencing than reflecting. Now that we’re here and can catch our breath a bit, maybe we’ll do so catch up posts.

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We’ve started packing

December 1st, 2014 — 7:44pm by aaron

A captured a short video of the moving company at work: here (warning, 70+ MB). I’m not sure I’d recommend them to anyone else…

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And if that mockingbird won’t sing…

November 30th, 2014 — 7:39pm by aaron

At this point, turkey the elder needs more stuff like a hole in the head (we’d just have to pack it up anyway), so for her 6th birthday I arranged an Icelandic Horse Trek. She was allowed to take one parent, and much to my surprise, she chose her father.

Luckily, no photographic evidence survives of my time in the saddle, but I do believe young miss had a very nice time.

I am desperately hoping that she doesn’t take to the horsey lifestyle. With luck, she will settle on a less expensive hobby like online poker.

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November 30th, 2014 — 7:27pm by aaron

Yes, busy. Not so busy that’s we’d miss a 6-year-old birthday party.

Fun was had. Kids were entertained. Photos were not taken. Surprise hits? A scavenger hunt and pictionary.

With obligatory hand-crafted march-of-the-penguins cake.

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There will be trouble

October 14th, 2014 — 4:10pm by aaron

Oh yes.

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September 15th, 2014 — 11:59am by aaron

we still have the other one, too. She’s turning out a little wierd though. Might have to send her back before the warranty expires….

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And then….

September 14th, 2014 — 9:06pm by aaron

… she realized she’d left the notes for her talk in her hotel room.

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The unbearable lightness of being two

September 11th, 2014 — 10:14am by aaron

Happy birthday, baby shark.

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Those who are about to eat bacon….

August 19th, 2014 — 1:04pm by aaron

… salute you.

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