Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Silicon Valley Comic Con

Jory and I got tickets to the Silicon Valley comic con, and there was a LOT of photo ops!

Lots of Star Wars...
 (the K2SO is made of paper!)

... NASA ...

... and Avengers!

Even some microbiome-related gear!

Jory also got to play TMNT on NES - he didn't quite have the hang of how to hold the controller...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

March for Science!

Jory and I went to San Francisco for the March for Science on Earth Day, and Jory wore one of Heidi's resistor headbands...
... sometimes in non-traditional ways :)

Jory had lots of fun at the Civic Center, where there was a jungle gym with an incredibly high density of children:
 ... and a big fountain:

And Jory to make a piece of quilt that is going to be sent to children around the globe. He was told to make something nice for Earth Day, so he made a bear, thinking about a sun... and what's that pencil drawing to the left? Yep: it's Darth Vader!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trip to Berkeley for a birthday party

We drove up to Berkeley for a birthday party, and Jory read his Magic Tree House book the whole way up...
At the party, there was a very friendly squirrel... with an orange!
We then went to nearby Tilden park with a narrow gauge kids train:

On our way back from the train, we stopped at a cool lookout with a tree trunk that had been painted completely.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jory playing games

Jory and Daddy spent the evening playing sports.

Here's Jory's trick shot of the day:
Then we went to the backyard to play baseball:

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Empire State!

Well, day 3 of our NY adventure was no less cold than day 1 and 2, and we even got some new snow:
First we went on the Staten Island Ferry to see Lady Liberty:
 Tiff and Jory also got silly along the way!
 Next we went to the Empire State Building:
Here's Jory and Tiff up at the top, where you could barely see up or down!
and all of us!

Here's Jory coming down the elevator at floor 83:

Here's Jory stuck on the subway platform:
We ended up going to the NBA store, where Jory was able to compare his height to Kristaps Porzingis:
and also to see skaters at Rockefeller Center!

 Saying goodbye to NY!
 And here's what Jory wrote to his grandparents about his trip!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Big Apple

Day 2 of our New York trip started with meeting up with our wonderful friends Lee and Melinda. They first took us to the new Oculus building in the financial district:

Then we went up to High Line park:
Jory built a snow man!
After that we wandered the streets...
 Then we went down to Washington Square where Tiff went to NYU: first to the Forbidden Planets comic store...
 then to Washington Square Park...
 then to the Public Library...
More adventures to come!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New York, New York!

We're back! I have been sadly remiss about updating the blog, but there's no time like the present: we just took a family trip to New York City! Turned out to be well-timed: a day after the big blizzard, so we actually made it there and Jory was able to play in the snow!

Day 1 started at Central Park:

This quickly degenerated into fun in the snow:
Jory wrote his name in the snow :)

We then made our way to the Natural History Museum:
Here's Jory the puffer fish!

Then Jory and Tiff outside the New York City Museum:

Back to Central Park, where Jory visited Strawberry Fields:
 and the John Lennon memorial:
Tiff sang some Beatles songs to Jory while we were there:

And that was just Day 1! Stay tuned!