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June 2024

Lesson for Grandma Leslie

Grandma Leslie said that she didn’t understand Alex’s videos because she didn’t understand Minecraft. So Alex made a video just to explain Minecraft to Grandma Leslie. He highlights a variety of the things that are most important to him in Minecraft. Oh, and he insisted on having his facecam upside down. Because he could. And that is cool. Right?

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The video above is the 25th he has posted. There are 16 more in the pipeline right now, and he records more almost every day!

Grama Leslie Visit Day 5

First of all, I am told that Alex’s pronunciation is more like “Teema Essie” than “Grama Leslie”. :-)

OK, we’re here. But where is the potty?

Walking toward the light

By the river (Photo by Amy)

More river

On the rocks

River swirls

Touching the water

Mud Landscape


Follow that leaf!

Making his way through the rock field

Wait, this river is WET??

Maybe I’ll touch it for just a bit.

Nope, that’s enough, I’m out!

River behind us

Watching the river

Teema Essie holding up the fort

Amy tunneling

Throwing rocks

On the edge

You taking pictures again?

The ranger station

On a walk with Grandma (Photo from Amy)

Smile Grandma!

I can walk by myself though, thanks.

Shake Shake Bridge (Photo by Amy)

Crossing it together

Looking over the edge

Helicopter pulling something

Spooky Tree

Laughing at dinner



Playing Fetch with Roscoe

Can I have the bone please?

Throw!! (Unfortunately not where the dog was looking.)

Please make him stop pulling my tail. Please?

Done now!

[Edited 2012 Aug 28 00:14 UTC to add the last six pictures]

Grama Leslie Visit Day 4

Alex and the Pig

Amy joins the pig

Walking in the Market

Swimming with Daddy

I didn’t think the shower would make me wet

Keep Calm and Don’t Blink


Approaching the Mountain

Grama Leslie Visit Day 3

(For anybody wondering, there were no pictures from Day 2, so there was no post.)

A tussle on the floor with Grama.


Grama Leslie Visit Day 1

A blurry dog wag wag wagging away! (The rectangle on Roscoe is from some surgery he had a few weeks ago. Recovering nicely, thank you.)

Showing Grama Leslie the sandbox.

Having None Of It

Amy and Grandma D

Comfortable Place to Rest

Sharing the Hat

Birthday Lunch