Candid Computing

“Hey Superman”

“Hey TJ”

Oh what a difference a new camera and teenagerness brings. 😉



Thunderer’s Birthday

And then in a snap it’s time to prepare for Thunderer’s birthday!

Have to plan ahead quite a bit since it’s hard to ship stuff for a Dec 29 birthday so we had to keep Christmas in one area and her birthday in another.

Lady Grey and Big Red didn’t mind supervising from one of the boxes as we wrapped her gifts though.

They also would come to the dining room the next day and ‘supervise’ the festivities.

That’s right though, you’re here for newly four year old pictures aren’t you?

Like Christmas, we didn’t take too many pictures because we wanted to bask as well, but here’s a quick peek of birthday girl cuteness and appreciation.


Christmas 2017 Unfolds

Lady Grey was mostly unimpressed with Christmas activities.

She did take advantage of a warm place to cuddle into the evening though.

Meanwhile, Big Red patiently (more or less) rode in Little Miss’ kitty pouch sweatshirt.

Building ensued happily too.

Alon with some gaming.

While we parents who were up late for reasons treat ourselves to some caffeine.

(Redflare got a new mug.)


Pet Cuddles

The kids all got to appreciate Mom and Pops’ pets too while there.

Thunderer was especially taken with their dog Charlie.

When compared to Thunderer he was a horse! She had no fear though and enjoyed hugging the big puppy every chance she could get.

Maddie is their older, smaller, and sweet pupper who could be trusted outside a bit more without heavy supervision.

Then the cat Peaches who was very aloof the first night we were there but once she realized we were mostly harmless allowed the kids.

She helped fulfill Little Miss’ cat quota too.


Family Pictures

So what’s a first-time reunion like this without gathering _everybody_ up and getting a group shot or two?

All of the grandkids, all together!

The brothers!

And the parents and the boys.

Looking at these pictures again, it’s just amazing to finally be there. I really wish the van had behaved itself, but I’m glad Redflare suggested we finish the trip down and that I listened.


Caturday Combo

I’m not sure why there are so many cat pictures all bunched up together in my picture folder. I guess that means we get to do a super caturday post!

Thunder starts us off with some cuddling.

Big Red takes the high seat to survey where she should go next.

Perhaps sneak in some sun time…

And finally, because being a cat is hard work, cuddle on a bean bag.

Go ahead, try and resist the cute fluffiness!



If you looked up the word “disapproval” or “annoyance” in the dictionary, I believe you might just find Big Red’s picture there.

Both Newbie and Thunderer wanted costumes that included bow ties, so naturally we tried one on Red.

This was the result.