Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let it snow!

Just had a great weekend in Tahoe. Snowbaording with my boys, playing games with the family and sunset walks with my beautiful wife. We got Dallin on a snowboard for the first time and he tore it up.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Yes, it's that time of year once again......when the dads get more excited about the cars than the kids do! We started on these cars in December. Andrew wanted a Lamborgini Galardo and Dallin choose the Ferrari Italia, very specific. We spent a lot of man/boy hours on these cars. The Ferrari had working LED headlights and the Lambo had a see-through engine compartment with a detailed 12 cylinder engine. All the hard work paid off though as Dallin got first place (best of show) and Andrew got second place (best of show)...a Ramos sweep!

Human Race

It's time for the annual Human Race. Every year I do it pushing one of the kids in a jogging stroller. Yes, each year it gets harder as I get older and the kids get bigger! It's a lot of fun and it's a great way to fundraise for local nonprofits. This year I mounted my video camera on the stroller and recorded the entire run. Of course, I've sped it up so you get through the course in 2 minutes....it's a fast run!


Ok, so it's been way too long since the last post. Time to catch up....It's been a great snowboarding season! Andrew is starting to pick up speed and feeling much more confident. Santa brought him a custom Elf made K2 snowboard. We spent a lot of time up in Tahoe thanks to the Steinwinder's cabin. Pretty soon, he'll be waiting up for me....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tree Fort

One of the great Disney classics is Swiss Family Robinson. Every kid who watches it dreams of having a tree fort like that one. My boys ask immediatley after the movie if we can build a tree fort just like that one. We hit the lumber recycling center and got most of the wood for pennies on the dollar. After many weeks working on it the boys have built their tree fort, with a little help from Dad. It has 4 levels ranging from 5 to 35 feet, mechanical stairs, rope bridge, zip line, solar lighting system and enough room for 7 to sleep comfortably. The Robinson Family would be proud. Enjoy the tour!

Last day of school!

The moment every slave-driven student looks forward too..... Summer! Andrew and Dallin had another great school year. Andrew completed 2nd grade and is an avid reader, he just finished Harry Potter. Dallin finished up Kindergarden and absolutely loved it. One of their favorite parts of the day was riding the school bus with bus driver Gail. Thanks Gail!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Andrew finally got on a board this past weekend and did a great job. I was a little worried that we would be an hour into it and then all heck would break loose, the 'I'm cold', 'I'm tired' and 'I want to go home' would kick in. Nope, he wanted to shred the entire day. That's my boy! Here is a picture of him.
The boys recently got bunk beds. They are so excited to be out of their toddler beds and into these "almost adult beds", as Andrew puts it.