Archive for April, 2010

Indianapolis Zoo

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Camilla and Walrus. Beauty and the Beast.

We’ve had a great time in Indianapolis. Here are some images from our trip Wednesday to the Indianapolis Zoo with Helen. We were there all day, in the rain.

Aaron with popcorn, eyes on the lookout for elephants

Camilla takes front seat. Veronica in back.

Aaron and Grandpa Cal

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

I was showing the video from here to Grandpa Cal this morning, and Aaron wanted to join him.

Additional Photos

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Grandma Gene and Veronica at Brixton

I did not have my camera for our trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum (big mistake), but Helen posted some of hers on Facebook. Here are some assorted photos from the last couple of days.

Looking for Fish at Brixton

Aaron shows off Gabi's handiwork, building a file cabinet for Grandma Gene

Playing on the Grounds at Zionsville Meadows

Easter at Helen and Tom’s

Monday, April 5th, 2010

We all had a great time at Helen and Tom’s for Easter. Click below to see other photos and a short video.


Easter at Helen and Tom's

Monday, April 5th, 2010

We all had a great time at Helen and Tom’s for Easter. Click below to see other photos and a short video.


Veronica in Indiana

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Uncle Tom and Veronica

We made it to Indiana. Flying on a red-eye with four children under the age of 6 was actually less trouble than we anticipated. We landed at 5am local time and made our way through downtown Indianapolis in search of a Starbucks (found one right in the Circle). Voice search, GPS and Google maps to the rescue!

Arriving at the condo, we found ourselves locked out. The battery had died in the external garage door opener. Tom came over to check it out. We replaced the battery, which apparently reset the system so it needed to be reprogrammed. Nic found an old key labeled “New Talliho Key”, and came out to test it. Success! He also reprogrammed the garage opener, using a Chinese-English manual from the late 80’s.

Veronica and Mom

After getting in, we found stuffed animals, Easter signs, a fridge full of good food, toys and books. We had more energy than we realized. We made a trip to see Grandpa Cal and Grandma Gene. We also stopped in to see the Nic Steussy’s, though energy was definitely fading at that point.

For the big kids, the highlight was going to Helen and Tom’s house at Brixton. Cats! Geese! Fish!

Today – Easter Egg Hunt!

Camilla and Tanya Star Students

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Camilla and her friend Tanya are the joint recipients of the Star Student of the Month award at Temecula Montessori for March. We’re very proud. Video below has their teacher’s comments on both of them.