12-30-2004: Winter in San Diego. You know its winter when the
kids are wearing long pants. Still going barefoot, though..
12-26-2004: Visit to Grandpa Mas. His partial namesake (Leo
Masaharu) is asleep in the car, so heres the rest of us visiting Johns
Dads grave. Johns Mom Frances, John, and Roy are in front. Then Roys
cousin Daryl behind John. And Johns sister Patty (Daryls Mom) behind
12-23-2004: Leo has a cold. Hes a wreck! This photo amuses us because he never looks this out of it.
Of course, it only slowed him down for the day. But what a nice, quiet day it
12-15-2004: All of Ondines guys. Here are Leo, John, and Roy (peering
through his binoculars).
12-13-2004: A visit from Santa Claus. Roy was at school, so only Leo
got to meet Santa when he made a surprise visit to our house!
11-25-2004: Thanksgiving. Some shots from our family Thanksgiving:
Okay, first up are the cousins (left to right) Autumn, Kaleb, Jeffrey, Uncle Jeff, Ellie, Aunt Michelle, Leo, Winter, Roy, and Neena. Then, heres Michelle and Jeff. And, on the right, Neena.
First in this batch of photos are Leo and Ellie, who were so fascinated with each other that neither ate very much dinner! Next are two shots showing the scene in the computer room. Middle shot, left to right: Ellie, Jeffrey, Grandpa Bill, Winter, and Roy. The shot on the right, left to right, Roy, Neena, Kaleb (standing), Jeffrey.
Last batch of Thanksgiving photos: Heres Autumn, then Jeffrey. Then, Winter holding Leo, and evidence of Leo getting the full royal treatment, a ride from Winter and veggie puffs from Autumn! Finally, heres a photo of Kaleb and his Mom, Michelle.
11-06-2004: Taiko lessons at Descanso Gardens. Taiko drums are huge Japanese drums, played individually or
in ensemble. We watched a live performance that entranced the boys. Then, John and Roy registered for the
workshop. After learning to play four different rhythms, they got to keep
their hachimaki (headbands) and bachi (drumsticks)! Then,
Leo got in on the action. In the evening, Roy and Leos cousin Andrew came for a
visit. Andrew is studying physics, which, as you can see, comes in handy.
10-31-2004: Happy Halloween! First you can see the boys making Halloween crafts. Next up:
trick-or-treating! You can see them heading out the door. You also can see that we found the tiger
costume, which is especially cute from the back. Next up: Barbara taking candy from a tiger. (No, not really; Leo was giving her candy and she was dropping it back in his basket.) Finally, a photo of Barbara, Bill, Leo, and Roy.
Click the link to see a video (in .mpg format, about 1.7 MB) of our
10-29-2004: Montessori Discovery School Halloween Party. Here are Roy as a fireman and Leo as a giraffe.
And Matthew P. as Matthew P.
10-23-2004: A pumpkin patch with the playgroup. The boys chose their own pumpkins, climbed on farm tractors, and played on a big dirt mound.
10-22-2004: Crest Community Center groundbreaking. Ondine went to Crest to research an article, and got to make a tile for the new community center.
09-11-2004: Holly and Roy. Holly is Roy and Leos second cousin, who is three years old. She came to Grammys house for a visit with Auntie Grace and Uncle Mike.
07-20-2004: Happy Birthday to Leo! Leo is two years old. Here he is blowing the candles out on his birthday cake.
07-19-2004: Leo and Roy. Bruddas eating bananas in the back yard.
07-10-2004: Haircuts for everyone. Here are Ondine, Roy, and Leo, and just Roy and Leo.
(The photo of Roy and Leo were taken the next day.)
06-21-2004: The Gang, after a hike. Dusty, dirty, tired, and thirsty.
Or, from left to right: Leo, Roy, Zachary, Garrett, Katarina.
06-18-2004: Roys thank-you note to Steven Squyres. A big surprise came in the
mail yesterday: a birthday card from Roys hero, Steven Squyres, scientific principal investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover
(Spirit and Opportunity) team! Roy immediately and entirely on his own drew up this thank-you note, which contains the most-involved drawing weve seen him create. Ondines notes, sort of taken from dictation, explain the significance of some of the pictures.
06-16-2004: Doughnuts with Dad. John and Roy celebrate Fathers Day at Montessori Discovery
05-20-2004: Sleepy Leo.
05-17-2004: Drippy Leo.
05-16-2004: Roy and Grandpa Bill on a chairlift.
05-01-2004: Don King Leo.
04-11-2004: Happy Easter! Here are Roy and Leo with their cousins.
02-28-2004: A weekend in La Cañada:
Grammy has her hands full (Descanso Gardens)
Leo and the split-rail fence
Breanna reads to Roy and Leo
02-12-2004: Valentines from Roy: One ... | ... and two.
02-08-2004: Roy drives the Mars Spirit rover.
External links: The Mars Society | model rocketry club
02-07-2004: Leo earnestly singing, a video file (1.53 MB) with ArcSoft VideoImpressions player.
02-04-2004: Roy races a stock car.
01-29-2004: Leo mixes it up in the back yard.
01-26-2004: Roy feels okay, but sick.
01-25-2004: Leo fills big shoes.
01-15-2004: Leo has a quiet moment.
01-10-2004: Roy does not like the Beatles.
01-08-2004: A snowman, in San Diego?
01-05-2004: Winter fun in San Diego.
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