Friday, November 28, 2008

Driving that train


Driving that train
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

From the car rental return to the terminal. Any train is exciting to these kids. Let's hope traveling on the day after Thanksgiving is easier than later this weekend. It will be nice to get home with a couple days to get things done around the house before heading back to work on Monday. I will miss a those leftovers on grandmas fridge but I'm sure my waist won't.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lawrence Hall


Lawrence Hall
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Building sailboats at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Good thing to do on a rainy day in Berkeley.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Above Calistoga


Above Calistoga
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

We got a quick hike in this morning before checking out of our cabin.
Three miles up a mountain with some great views if the valley. This is
a shot of some vines at the base of the hike. We got up to about 750
feet before we had to turn around and get back to Calistoga and check
out. 3 miles in all, good workout before more wine tasting.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Yountville Railway Hotel


Yountville Railway Hotel
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Yes, we slept in a box car last night. We took a safari in the Sonoma hills yesterday complete with giraffes, wildabeast and rhinos. I'll post pictures of that later. Off to drink wine today.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cal Bears


Cal Bears
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Everyone put on tons of blue and gold this morning and headed down to the big game at memorial stadium. Adam got us on the field before the game and we ended up on the field after the Golden Bears trouncing of the Cardinal.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas already?


Christmas already?
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The Clairmont lobby is already decked out for Christmas. I like the season but it seems kinds early. Hell, I like it.

Clairemont


Clairemont
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Just finished an extra long workout at the clairemont and feel totally refreshed. Yesterday was a long day with the early wake up, cross country flight, and 3 mile hike in the hills. The weather is great per usual around here and it's looking like perfect football weather for tomorrows Cal - Stanford game.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

On the bus


On the bus
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

From the economy lot to the terminal.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

School Pictures

Now I think they should have taken Dylan's picture over because they were obviously pointing a gun at him at the time. I think they both look fantastic but Dylan looks a little tense in his shot. I think Dylan had the better photo last year. I guess it all evens out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAE

From the boys....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fall Stroll

I was a little windy and a lot colder today than yesterday but it was perfect for a walk in the woods. We needed to get out and hike. The boys multiple broken legs had greatly limited out hiking in the past 6 or 8 months but they were troopers today. Made the two miles without a complaint. I think we need to up the mileage to 4 or 5 soon. Here are the photos on flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157609215227208/
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Candy Tracks


Candy Tracks
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

A free online game that the boys love. I don't know why we have the xbox and wii now. We went on a nice hike this morning at leesylvania state park. I gave each boy a camera and we got a lot of good shots. I'll post them later today.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Foggy Alexandria


Foggy Alexandria
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jeremiah has issues


Jeremiah has issues
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Love this ad on metro for software developer training. I keep imagining Kumie the samurai warrior. Do I really want to hire a guy that has a sword?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Birthday Photos

I finally got around to getting the birthday party photos up on flickr. I think the 17 children completely drained all energy from me for a short while. I need to go to bed now and continue my re-charging. http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157608832557025/

Forgot to mention the Vikings victory over the Pack yesterday. I just need to blog it so I don't forget a year from now.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

6th Birthday Party

This whole world passing game didn't work so well but the kids did like making their own space helmets, playing alien tag, playing pin the rocket on the moon and beating the crap out of a space shuttle pinata. About 15 kids and two hours of madness. I took a whole lot of pictures but I'm too tired to post them now. Tomorrow I'm sure.
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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Dylan and Sam

Yes, the boys are now 6 years old and entering their terrible 2's. They were so ramped up today we almost had to call the whole thing off. Grandpa now has them in the guest room reading and hopefully settling down a bit. They had school, karate, pizza, cake, presents and everything that comes with a birthday but man, did they need to settle down. The big party is on Saturday with a houseful of 5 and 6 year olds all hopped up on chocolate icing. That should be fun. Regardless, they have come a long way in six years and have completely stolen my heart. Love them both.
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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Dylan Art


Dylan Art
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Parent teacher conferences today and voting in the same location. Bonus. The Who were good last night at the verizon center. Great seats and the price was right, free that is. They also played a great rendition of 5:15 which made the night for me anyway.

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Who


The Who
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

On to the Birthday Party


Fun party last night but now I'm really tired, even with that extra hour. We had to clean up Halloween decorations today and start preparing for the boys birthday party next Saturday. It's a space theme I believe. I posted a whole bunch of pictures to flickr this morning and I realized I didn't really get any of Nicole in her biker chick costume. I was the biker dude\roadie guy.

Enjoy the photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157608591690712/
All Saints Day

Yes, the Saturday after Halloween and our annual halloween party. The kids were insane and we will be cleaning for a few days but it was a ton of fun. Modean got a hold of my camera and got this pic of me and Sam. I was a biker and Sam was pretty tired when he finally went to bed at 11pm. More pictures tomorrow.
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