Saturday, September 15, 2018

Old Payne Family Photos

My sister Deborah has been collecting family pictures. I took pictures of some of them and just found them in my "incoming" folder (photos that need to be sorted).

Trip to Arizona

My memory is that Uncle George piled up snow in our Brooklyn backyard and we made tunnels. I have been trying to create this again for my boys.


Not exactly sure where this was...want to say Plymouth, MA.

Happy Birthday, Tommy - 1 Yr
Tom and Grampa Hanken
Tom with Grandma and Grampa Hanken
At the Grand Canyon!
Tom's First Holy Communion ...and a parade down Glenwood Road.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Saturn V

We had a snowday this week...and a number of sick days for William. With the "electronics" finally turned off, William needed something else to do, so he tackled one of dad's Christmas gifts...the LEGO Ideas Saturn V. It's an enormous kick and he did some impressive work.

Inside the Second Stage
"Discussing" who did more work

Completed Saturn V!

Coincidentally, this was completed on the same day that SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket. At first, it was reported that the Falcon Heavy now held the record for the rocket with the greatest lifting thrust, but that record still belongs to the Saturn V.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Pickle Rick

I had made a semi-serious promise to myself that I would try to only make "practical" 3D prints as the boys keep asking for silly cartoon and video game characters. When they recently requests prints of "Rick and Morty" characters, I insisted I would only do it if they did something creative, like paint them. (especially since the printer wasn't working and it would take considerable effort to get it printing again). There were agreements and head nods all around.

Pickle Rick and Mr. Meeseeks

Well, the prints printed (this is Pickle Rick and Mr. Meeseeks)...but it turns out dad did the painting, too.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Racing

We were looking for something to do for the Richardt's New Years visit. At the time, go-cart racing at an indoor track seemed like a good idea...until we found out there was no heat. The adults has their coats, but the boys (Tristan, William and Gavin) had to rely upon the excitement to keep them warm.

more photos

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Locker Setup 2016

This is really a test of the "LR/Blog" plugin for Adobe Lightroom. It will allow me to post from my Photo Management plaform directly to my Blogger hosted blogs. It could be really helpful. Here, Jennifer and William are helping Tristan set up his locker at his new middle school.


Thursday, May 30, 2013


William and Tristan made bluebird houses at the Kent Memorial Day picnic...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Welcome Abigail Rose

Congratualtions to Tara and Guillaume on the arrival of Abigail Rose! We are all very excited.