Traditional Irwin-family reading of the Broom Hilda comic.
Learned to get the helicopter to take off and land. Later on I learned to hit the paddle fan and sort of control the thing, but the videos aren't quite as good.
Mom's homemade salad dressing
Dec 22. Dinner with the family
Heather learns to use the pizzelle iron
Ty's homemade mead. Hops and Hibiscus in this one.
Rally monkey with the other homemade mead.
Andrea/Puppy taking their turn with 'twas the night before Christmas.
Dec 23. Breakfast. Ham and peppers with some eggs.
Dec 23. Afternoon. Andrea has come down with some sort of stomach ache.
Dec 23. Irwin family Christmas dinner/gathering.
Christmas dinner table.
Dad & Uncle Don working on some dishes. "Where does this thing get put away" is the most commonly used phrase.
Dec 24. Christmas eve dinner of Gatorade, Pedialyte, and saltines. I skipped the saltines. The stomach flu has spread.
Dec 25. Back to life and handing out wine.
Berkley family Christmas presents.
Gift exchange at baba's...
2008 Red Car Wine "The Fight" Syrah. Per Lou, "This wine is the shit." He's not wrong.
Brendan with the hammer of Thor.
Small pile of wrapping paper. Giant popcorn tin for size reference.
Dec 26, 1am. First protein-based solid food in over 48 hours.
Andrea roasted her own coffee beans. This is the result.
And my parents have at least one male ringneck pheasant.
Photo by Andrea and Jon.
Dec 26. New Year's Eve at the Brandt residence.
Rob may be the best storyteller ever.
What is this thing?
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