Monday, October 31, 2005

A Bartlett-Sloan Halloween - 2005

Julia and Louisa carving pumpkins
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Mary carving pumpkin
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As usual, the girls went trick or treating with best friends and next door neighbors - Janét and Taylor (and Taylor's little sister, cheerleader Madison)
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Julia and Louisa
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We went further this year than ever before. Julia is tired.
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Louisa's Loot

That's Annie the cat going by in the back. Posted by Picasa

Julia's Loot

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Mary's Loot

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This Year's Pumpkins

Marie's (made by Louisa), Mary's, Julia's (These are all real pumpkins) Posted by Picasa
Louisa's with the tongue. Marie's (made by Louisa), Mary's Posted by Picasa

My permanent Fu O Lantern

Yep - It's Fake!
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Monday, October 24, 2005

Readers are Leaders!

I was on my way to bed this evening and checking on the girls. I found Mary sound asleep with a Junie B. Jones book!

I had to get a quick picture and post it! Posted by Picasa

Fun on a Saturday Afternoon

The girl's Best Friend (and next door neighbor) Taylor (holding the box of candy in the back) is selling candy for fundraising at school.

The girls made up a sign - "Candy $1" - and waved it at every car that came down the street for a couple of hours. (That was a total of maybe 5 cars!).

Total money made $4. $2 from selling candy amongst each other and $2 from people stopping.

In the front we have Mary in a Monkey King pose. The littlest one is Taylor's little sister, Madison. Louisa is trying to hold up the sign in the breeze (it was a nice day, but windy. That's why you see jackets and bare feet!). Julia is the cashier. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 22, 2005

All My BoingBoings

This morning I woke up to find I had made it onto (A Directory of Wonderful Things) yet again. Just increasing my Whuffie, I guess.

I first found boingboing in March 2004 from a link sent in a list I am on for an old Science Fiction club I was in during the early 80's (Lexfa - The Lexington [Ky] Science Fiction Association)

By the end of the month I had made it ONTO boingboing.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 Sony's QRIO in action

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 Uses for clothes hangers other than hanging clothes

Boingboing by proxy - I count this one as a friend sent it around at work and I suggested he send it in, where it was instantly accepted. I felt it would be.
Friday, July 9, 2004 Blindfolded man performing Mario Bros music on a piano

Saturday, July 10, 2004 Old sci-fi rocket found at farm junk sale

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Foreign Disney attraction audio rarities (The page the boingboing post links too is gone, but it was there for a long time.)

Monday, January 31, 2005 Disney park family videos from yore and present. Another link to the Webjay stuff that has disappeared, but at least this time Cory left in a direct link to one of the videos - A silent home movie of the Flying Saucers ride at Disneyland

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Barnum's American Museum digitized .

Saturday, February 19, 2005 Classic Disneyland promo movie from 1956 (The movie link has since gone down, but the movie is available via a torrent. )

Sunday, May 29, 2005 Play Disneyland's Buzz Lightyear ride over the Internet

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 Disneyland Club 33 1967 prospectus

Friday, June 24, 2005 Heinlein's house

Friday, September 16, 2005 Color photos of the US 1939-1945 (I supplemented another entry. Scroll down to find my contribution)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Crafts projects from Disneyland

Saturday, October 22, 2005 Ham operator corrects Morse code on the Disneyland Railroad

Friday, October 21, 2005

Instant Roller Coaster

Julia got this K'nex Roller Coaster kit for Christmas almost 2 years ago. She was capable of making it when she was 8, but it really was too much.

It languished in the box in the playroom until this past Monday.

Janét and Julia built it in only 3 days. Fantastic! Posted by Picasa

Only a week ago, the place where the roller coaster is, was being used for Twister.

That's Janét and Louisa on the mat. Julia and Taylor with the spinner. Mary at the table at the back and another friend. Posted by Picasa

Oh No! It's the dreaded Frog Habitat project

Julia got a Frog Habitat for Christmas. We finally remembered to send off for the tadpole a few months later. It came in the mail this past Saturday. The girls have named it Leopard. (frog - get it?).

Here Julia poses by the Frog Habitat.

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Releasing Leopard. You can see it just inside the bottle. Posted by Picasa

Kids and Cats

Louisa is upside down. Mao is in the alcove behind her. Julia is petting Annie. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Possum on the Back Porch

Marie went out this morning to pull laundry off the clothesline and found an unusual visitor at our bird/squirrel feeder.

It was probably attracted by the stale taco shells we put out there last night.

It stayed still as a.... er.. possum as I took several pictures. Looks like one of its eyes is damaged. I only see a good reflection of the camera flash in one eye.

Time for that great filk song ode to all marsupials - The Song of Marsupial Fandom! Posted by Picasa

Was This food for me? Posted by Picasa

Stale Taco Shells! My Favorite! Posted by Picasa