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I have posted three photo albums from Scotland trip: part 1, part 2, and part 3. A few of the photos were taken by the kids. Overall, the kids did well on the trip (I'd say they did well enough that we will probably try to travel internationally again next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have posted new photo album with photos and videos from the last several weeks. Highlights include a few more pictures from visit to Columbus, OH (where Dad took kids while Mom moved the family out of the house into apartment prior to start of renovation), Dad's trip to San... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have posted photos from April 2017. Again there are some photos and videos taken by Kate or Leah. Several nice photos of Kate and Leah with Baby Bea. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have posted photos from March 2017 (excluding Disney; see previous post for those photos). Some of photos and videos are taken by Kate or Leah. My favorites are Kate climbing all the up to the top of the wall at the Pump It Up birthday party and the kids... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have posted photos from our Disneyland trip. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. There are more pictures of Baby Bea, and a Pokemon-themed birthday party. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. The most exciting pictures are of Kate and Leah's (first) first cousin, Baby Bea Notowidigdo. Kate and Leah have met Bea on Skype but will get to see her in person next weekend. There are also pictures from Leah's (belated) birthday celebration at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. Google changed its photo interface a few months ago, so I have a lot of links to photo albums but I haven't posted them here yet. Will try to add over holiday break. In the most recent photo album, there are pictures from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Farvewidigdo
This isn't really a blog anymore but I think it can be a substitute for a holiday letter, which we're not doing either. Leah is now 3. Yesterday we had a swim party at the South Side YMCA. A small group, but everyone who came had fun splashing around then... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
Must be the start of school year which is motivating me to get caught up on pictures. (Both kids started today, but Northwestern doesn't start for two weeks.) I posted a new album, primarily with pictures from the summer. Highlights include my own professional trips (to Barcelona and Boston), Kate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
Today both Kate and Leah had their first day of school. At end of the day the kids were very tired, probably because the anxiety and excitement of their first day took their toll on both of them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
The whole family dressed up in our favorite blue outfits and took Fall family photos. Here are the results. All photos are from Erielle Bakkum Photography. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
Jenny got a new iPhone recently, so I pulled all the pictures from her phone and put them into an album. The set includes roughly two years worth of photos that we have never posted before, including the first week Kate got a backpack, back in Sept 2013 before she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. It has photos from both our camera and my iPhone, and it covers all of 2015 (so almost five months of photos). I guess life has been busy. Still, we have found time for pictures and videos. Some highlights include Kate's haircut and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
I remember when Kate's language started taking off, each week I thought 'Wow! Her language is really taking off!' And then a week later, I would think 'Whoa...now it's *really* taking off.' I feel the same about Leah. She now prattles in sentences or something like them all day, picking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
Well, it looks like we've been keeping up ok with photos but letting the blurbs go a bit in recent months. That's a shame because I like reading the ones from several years ago and jogging my memory of Kate's infancy and toddlerhood. So, I'll try and make a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. It has photos from both our camera and my iPhone, and the photos cover both Thanksgiving (with Nana Noto) as well as Christmas (with Grandma Farver and Papa Farver). Kate is off school until the first Monday in January, so it will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded another new photo album with iPhone photos. I copied photos the old-fashioned way, by plugging the phone directly into our computer through a USB port. Cloud computing is for weathermen. There are several pictures from when Dad visited Kate's class (the class went to the school's garden,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. It only has photos from camera, which is a small share of total photos, because we are using new iPhone more for photos and videos. I tried to upload the iPhone photos but I couldn't get iCould working. So I'm iAnnoyed, and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
I just realized I never summarized Kate's Fourth Birthday happenings, which given the 10-month build up was a big oversight. Kate was so so excited about her birthday but it did pose a challenge. She was just 2 weeks into school when it came, so who to invite? 22 kids... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
We didn't have much planned this weekend, but it ended up being full of fireworks. Maybe that's not totally a coincidence. On Saturday we were hanging around, Skyping with Grandma and Papa and Leah said "Ka" for Kate! For a while now, she's been saying "ka" to mean cold (and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
We had a great vacation to Union Pier, MI this August. It was less than 1.5 hours away and just wonderful. We had a perfect little house a quick walk from the beach. The sand was soft and clean. The water was clear. The surf was perfect for the kids.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded a new photo album. The theme of photos is "Dad gets tenure." There are photos from Dad playing at two of the nicest golf courses in the Midwest (Olympia Fields Country Club and Cog Hill Golf and Country Club), a trip to Soldier Field to watch U.S.-Belgium... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
We haven't been pushing reading that hard in our house. Of course we read to the kids, and when we read to Kate we ask her questions like "Where is the word 'stop?'" but it's been a long time since she was book obsessed, so it seemed like reading wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Farvewidigdo
I have uploaded another new photo album, with photos from my iPhone over the last several months. We were pretty sure these photos were lost forever, because they were stored on my iPhone that took a 45-minute swim in a hotel swimming pool in Cincinnati (where we were staying for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Farvewidigdo