Saturday, September 24, 2011

Visiting Ross Park

Apophis playing on the rocks at the park

Monday, September 19, 2011

More life lessons

Zane being instructed on inflating the van's tires.

Morning Walk

Spotted this beetle on our way to breakfast.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Signs of Fall

Taking a walk to get breakfast, and we spotted a few leaves that were starting to change colors!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Life Lessons

Papa Jim teaching Zoe how to clean a fish.

Friday, September 2, 2011

(Not) Back to School

Look who wandered right through our "classroom" this morning!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet Gus

This is Gus.  We got him at the Bodies exhibit at the Museum of Idaho.  I have been wanting a small anatomically correct skeleton forever, and I finally got one!  His oh so fabulous scarf came from the Tautphaus Zoo, the other half of our weekend excursion.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


New Bike! So fun!  Wheeeeeeeeee!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Better than Lollipops!

Well that's certainly an upgrade from the suckers I got when I went to the bank with my mom!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crafty Fort!

In the backyard.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Afternoon nap

Zane taking a nap in the hammock.  (Yeah, yeah, our grass ain't pretty.)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Also known as...

Idaho.  Also known as...Home.

Slap bracelets!

Took a walk down to Walgreen's to get some snacks, and the kids found these cool snap bracelets

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cool Hair!

Zoe's pink hair looks especially cool in a french braid!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011


Happy Independence Day!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Ball python, as yet unnamed.  Pretty dang cute!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hockey Time

Glenn just before his hockey game.  He scored the first goal of the night and his team won in overtime.


This is a picture Zoe took while volunteering at the zoo.  This is Gomez the gopher snake.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Channeling Violet from the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books.  They're great fun, we had a grand time reading them.  (Although I still need to finish reading the last couple of books.)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Had to stop by the local pet store McKee's today.  They had this adorable tortoise and handsome bird. 

The bird got very curious when I took out my camera to take a picture.

Monday, June 27, 2011


My very favorite herb!  My Nana had a patch that grew right by her front door.  We would always grab a leaf to chew on when we went to visit her and Grandpa.  Grandpa would always give us 'milk nickels.'  (That's an ice cream bar.  They actually were only a nickel when he was a boy.)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Catnip within

To you, it's a fast food box with rubber bands around it.  To me (who knows that there is catnip inside) it is a homemade cat toy.  My daughter, who recently got done training to volunteer at the zoo informs me it is animal enrichment. :)


Gotta love purple and green nails with sparkles right?  Because when it comes to beauty stuff I am an eight year old at heart.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Om non nom

Yummy!  A strawberry from the basket we got from Swore Farms at the Farmer's Market.

Monday, June 20, 2011


We went for a walk and had Chinese food.  I know, we are so living the glamorous life.  But we're having a good time.

Friday, June 17, 2011

From our walk today

Just a couple photos I took while we were walking.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Yup, still testing.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

At the Park, early in the morning!

A couple of pictures I took early one morning when we went to the park:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Random Boot

Random Boot!
On one of the EXTREMELY cold days we had last week, I could not get the car to start and therefore ended up playing hooky from my classes that morning.  The kids and I headed down the street for biscuits and gravy at a local restaurant.  And yes, spotted a random boot out in the snow that puzzled us all.  How in the world did it get there?  Is someone walking around in the snow with only one boot?  How do you lose one of your shoes while outside in the cold?  What's the story here?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Celebrations for the Birthday Girl!

Uncle Jeff knows his niece well!  A new sketchbook for the artist.  Joked her dad: Wow!  Enough paper to last her for a whole day!   
Although it's been a couple weeks since she officially turned 14, my folks came down to help celebrate Zoe's birthday last weekend.  We went out for lunch, had birthday cake (mmmm....homemade cake and frosting!  Thanks Mom!)  and (of course!) Zoe opened presents.  Then we took my folks over to the CoHo Coffee Shop to take a peek at the art work Zoe has on display there.  (pssst!  You can also buy prints of her work at!  There's only three up now, but more should be coming soon!) 
Yay Cake!
Goofin' off at the CoHo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Accidental Fish

Pretty little fishies!  This sort of thing happens at our house.  We have snakes, you see.  Two little garter snakes.  We usually feed them frozen mice, with the occasional feeder fish.  Except the last time we got fish the snakes decided they wanted nothing to do with them.  And there were a couple that I thought were really pretty and was sad to think of them becoming snake food.  So we put them in a small plastic aquarium.  Which my poor daughter had to change the water in every. single. day.  For about two week straight.  

So, today we went to the pet store for the snakes' "gourmet rodent."  (Really, they come in a package that is labeled "gourmet rodent."  It cracks me up when I open up the freezer and see it.)   And then we picked up an aquarium with a proper filter and a light and everything for our fish.  It's rather soothing, the light, the rippling and gurgling of the water, the movement of the fish.  Our accidental fish.