Julia organized and ran the party with Henry’s help…
Tumwater Falls was full from recent rains when we visited the other day.
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Pioneer Elementary does an annual performance for parents around the (unidentified, non-denominational) holidays. Here are two truly stunning performances by the second grade class that I’m sure you’ll treasure…. especially the star in the middle of the back row.
The Penguin Polka
Here is the same piece in a different format:
Frosty the Snowman
We’re expecting some weather out here in the NW this weekend, and I thought I’d post a “we’re ok” message now.
Media reports were forecasting 30-40 mph winds last night but we didn’t see them in Olympia. We’ve got power and the boat is fine. They are forecasting 60 mph winds for Saturday evening – remnants of a pacific cyclone. We’ll see what develops.
If you’re curious, here is the weather station at our marina – the one I’ll be watching off and on tomorrow:
I love open data – it’s the antidote to hype.
Here’s the station closest to our house – it’s about 15 blocks away
And here’s one near Katy & John’s place in Seattle
Squid as natural space farers
Source: Wings of Fire
J is getting close to recital in her dance class. Last week was Observation Day, when parents get to come and watch – and pick up the instructions on where and when to appear for the actual event.
I want one. Nokia engineers in Finland have launched a very functional 4g lte phone running Linux and are crowdfunding a click looking tablet.