Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Infant or Toddler?

  So we've been kinda busy lately and I haven't had much time to reflect on life (or keep the blog up to date).  But recently I came to the realization that Levi has pretty much transitioned away from the "infant" stage (at the same time I realized that I too am way past the "youth" stage, but that is the subject for a different post).  I don't think I noticed that we were even transitioning until we were well into the next stage.  But here we are.  The parents of a one year old "toddler".  I submit my first evidence.

Disclaimer: this is basically a 3 minute video of Levi in a planter filled with dirt.  If that doesn't sound interesting to you, feel free to skip it.

Also, I've been experimenting with an alternative to youtube that should allow for higher quality video.  If you would like to see this video in better quality, click on the HD button and go to the Vimeo website.  But beware, it may take a while to load.

Infant or Toddler? from Jerry Thomas on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Big One

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Carter, Ella, Esther, Guillermo, Jocelyn, Jacob, Kahlen, Levi, Sara, Stellan, and Zeke. Happy Birthday to yoooooou.

What do you do at a birthday party for 12 1-year-olds? You make them compete against each other!

Untitled from Jerry Thomas on Vimeo.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Some collected shots of the fire

Here are a few more shots of the fire from other people.  The first shows how dark the sky was yesterday.  It seems to be a little less smoky today.  Let's hope that continues.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Brushfire Fairytales

I was driving home from the lab kinda late last night and couldn't help but notice the hills looked a little different. I was pretty tired, but even I noticed this not so subtle difference on our horizon (check out the pics). Anybody else see this last night? The pics don't really do it justice. To me it looked like a volcano had just erupted, or maybe the world had ended. Something like that.

I realized I'm not used to being able to see the fire. Usually they are pretty far away or on the other side of the mountains so all you can see is the smoke (which frankly is not that different than our normal, smoggy atmosphere).

Update: I added a couple of pictures from today too. The smoke has slowly taken over the entire east half of the sky.