Thursday, July 29, 2010

Banana Bread

When you've got a bunch of bananas rapidly heading to becoming a pile of mush, what do you do?
Mash Mash Mash Mash!

A litte mashing, a little measuring, some stirring and some cooking until you have...

Yummy Banana Bread!  (I only got a quick picture of it on my phone, so it's not the highest quality. )

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Toes in the Ocean!

On our Oregon trip, since it was only an hour away:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Boise Trip

It might look like magic, but it's...SCIENCE!

The power of the pulley!  Hoisting himself up.

Checking out the eyes - watching the pupils do their thing.  (I, the ever-squeamish about all things to do with eyes, skipped this one.)

A couple of pictures from our trip to Boise.  (For hockey, what else?  Although these aren't hockey pictures)

We spent a couple hours at the Discovery Center of Idaho.  So much fun!  Just as much fun for the adults as the kids really.  And once again I wonder how I ever found science to be a dull and dry subject.  It's so very cool!

 I would love to have a hands-on museum like this close by.  This also inspired our ventures into stop-motion animation, because one of the exhibits was a set-up where you could make your own 20-frame video.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This is our second attempt at stop-motion animation.  75 frames this time, music created with Garage Band

Fourth of July

So, um, it's a bit past the fourth - but this is the stop-motion animation that Zoe and I threw together while waiting for it to get dark enough for real fireworks.  We were kinda rushed, since we were trying to beat encroaching shade!  Still, it was a very fun first try:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beaverton, Oregon Hockey Trip

So, yeah, long time no blog.  We've been extremely busy, of course, so what ya gonna do?

Here's some pictures from our trek over to Oregon for a hockey tournament:

Ready to Play!

At the Zoo!

Zane and an alligator!

Zoe really liked the bats!

We all rather loved the penguins.

Did I mention how very, very pretty Oregon is?