A Photographic Blog
Kent is now a wonderful young man.
Here are some of
the pictures we've taken of he and his friends from younger days.
More recent pictures of Kent are on
In each case, click on the picture next to the description to see
Pictures from 2012 (13 years old)
Most of the pictures we took of Kent were at track and cross-country
meets. They are online at Flickr and are available here:
His mother has been keeping track of his race times. The
complete record is available: Kent's Race
Winter 2012 (New) - Holidays with our
boys. Shopping for a Christmas tree with our friend Brian. Kent
running in New Mexico. Cooking Stollen and making truffles with
Katie and Julia. Christmas and basketball with the cousins.
Summer/Fall 2012 - A trip to
Bean Hollow State Beach with Scooter. Kent gets a sub-5 minute
mile shirt (track clothes are the only things he will wear.)
Telluride 2012 - Another
year in Telluride at the Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering
Workshop. The robots danced in the parade. Kent
crashed the band's party. Backpacking in the mountains and more
Spring 2012 - Kent's 13th
birthday party. Cousin Jay's basketball game. Spring break
in Oregon. Bean Hollow with Dan.
Pictures from 2011 (12 years old)
November/December 2011 - Two
trips to the beach: One with our friends Pat, Julia and Dan.
A second with Pauline. Scooter and the boys love Bean Hollow State
Beach. Sara does too.
August 2011 - An afternoon at
Bean Hollow State Beach. Kent, Jensen, Sara, Scooter and
Malcolm. And a trip to the Midwest. Time with Grandma and a
few days in Wisconsin with Mary and Stan.
Telluride 2011 - Another
summer in Telluride. Backpacking with the boys to Navajo Lake.
Lots of mountain biking. And the boys made a video of one of their
favorite bike rides. Check it out on PinkBike.
Tech Museum Trip 2011 -
Kent's 6th grade class went to the Tech Museum for a field
trip. Lots of happy kids.
Spring 2011 - Kent and Jensen
are jocks. Both boys are much more athletic than their
parents. Kent is running track and Jensen is doing
triathlons (with Erin). Also Kent's radio science project,
Jensen at Ragazzi, and Jeff's birthday. I like this picture
because it shows Kent is the leader of the pack (but he DNF since
his heel started hurting badly.)
Pictures from 2010 (11 years old)
Kent has been consumed with track this year. He is now running for
the Pleasaton Heat Track
Club. Lots of pictures of Kent and his running teammates are
Another summer in Telluride. Three weeks for all but Jensen.
Lots of mountain biking with Aunt Jenni. Hiking and camping (with
Shihab). Playing with Scooter. Lots of time to play in the creeks. A
visit from Tyler and Aunt Jenni. Another Neuromorphic parade.
Stopping in Moab to swim and see the Arches. Visiting the Bonneville
Summer at home. Jensen and Erin did the Silicon Valley triathlon
(Kent's heel was injured.) Niko and Victoria too. Best part was a
visit from GDaddy and Betty.
Elijah Kent's classmate Elijah
had a birthday party. Many of Kent's friends were there: Sean,
Martin, Frank, Jackson, Spencer, Benjamin, Gabriel.
Spring Fifth Grade Graduation. Lots
of good friends. A trip to Dallas to see Lucy and Baby Will. Coming
in 10th overall in the Running of the Bulls (along with Jensen and
Julia)! Meeting the author of "The Thief," which was written next
door to our home.
DC Spring break in Washington DC. The boys enjoyed the
Library of Congress,Mt. Verson, Monticello and UVa. Seeing Sara's
and Jensen's DC friends. The boys got tours of the Capital, the
White House, and the Natural History Museum. A very full week.
Winter Kent's science project (all
about explosions - H2O and powder). Jensen and Kent both ran the
Juana Run (8km) race. Jensen and Mom dressed up after the Ragazzi
Pictures from 2009 (10 years old)
- All dressed up. Christmas with family. Aunt Jenni and Grandma.
Taking Scooter to the beach and to Duartes. Sushi party at home and
new art projects. Good holiday.
Cross country track meets for Umoja, and at Roseville and Santa
Rosa. The Regional Cross Country meet in Reno. Kent got first
place in the league standings for 10 and under! Off to
Marin - What else?
A trip to Pirate Cove on Talk Like a Pirate Day. Aunt Jenni
was here. Visiting the battlements and lighthouse at Point
Bonito north of the Golden Gate Bridge. A hike to Pirate Cove
along the coast.
- Climbing Mt. Dana (the boys are pointing to it on the
right.) Camping at Twin Lakes near Bridgeport. Making
smores and watching the deer and sunset. Big climb and great
scenery. Playing in the creek and climbing Lembert Dome. Playing in
the sand and swimming in Tenaya Lake.
Summer - Bar Mitzvahs,
Ragazzi, Portraits of the Boys. A trip to the beach with Scooter and
burying Kent in the sand. Portraits at home: the boys and the
- Scooter wanted to go to Telluride too! The boys and Sara
had lots of fun with Scooter and Aunt Jenni. No leashes! Lots
of time to play in the river. Serious backpacking in Liberty Basin.
A parade full of bees. A trip to the Grand Canyon on the way home.
- Our spring was spent with track (and triathlons). Kent was
running the 400m and the 800m (and went to State.) Jensen (and Erin)
did great in the Silicon Valley triathlon.
Skiing at Northstar, but more importantly, snow ball fights at our
condo. Building snow forts, and spending time with family.
Christmas celebrations with the Anderson family and the Slaney
family. Betty plays the Wii. We take Grandma to the beach, to
play football and make sand castles. Scooter has a blast, and
Aunt Jenni wrestles the boys. We take the boys back to the
beach for New Year's Day.
Pictures from 2008 (9 years old)
Olympics - Kent went to the US Track and Field Junior
Olympics National meet. What a celebration we had. We
got to see Mary and the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Watch
Waloodi play hocket, and then everybody welcomed him home.
Fall - More pesto.
Moonlight Run and Running of the Bulls. Kent qualifies for the
US Track and Field National Cross Country meet. The boys meet the
author Terry Brooks on a trip to Malcolm's hometown. Playing
in White Pines State Park with Aunt Jenni.
Summer - Running with Mr. Ultra
Marathon Man. 8km races (winners 19 and under). Dressing up. Making
pesto at home (lots of it). Backward dinner and a trip to the Tech
Museum. Eating sushi and a pool party with Katie and
Julia. Malcolm and Sara go to Washington to see Mary and Dan.
Telluride! - Back to
Telluride. The fourth-of-July parade (rods and cones in the
visual system.) Hiking in the mountains and sliding in the
snow. Backpacking on Sneffles, and meeting Mark Tilden (father of
Robosapian.) Raftring and rockets. Campfires and waterfalls.
Crossing snowfields in shorts. All joined by Aunt Jenni.
Jackrabbits Track Club, playing at home and on bikes and with the
Windhams. A visit to the Maker Faire, and Helen's roses in our
Spring Break -
Spring Break!!! First a trip to Tahoe to ski, visiting Mono
lake, and then exploring Death Valley. Lots of desert,
rocks, silly boys, hiking, flowers, sand dunes, and even a waterfall
to play in. And most importantly, we enjoyed the visit with
our friend Debra
Spring - Brothers, skiing at Alpine, big races, birthday
parties, and brothers!
Pictures from 2007 (8 years old)
Christmas 2007 -
Christmas at home with Grandma and Aunt Jenni. Family
pictures. Lots of vacation time with the Shammas, skiing, the
beach, and Big Basin.
- Running, swimming, cooking and making pumpkin pi. All
dressed up and a trip to Dallas to see the Anderson clan!
Friends! Telluride! Mountains! Swimming!
Hiking! Camping! Lots of fun with Shihab, Gwen, Waloodi,
Patrick and Sue. Marching as color vision cones in the
Telluride Neuromorphic Parade. Building with Legos and looking
- Our new family! Jensen and Kent are brothers now. Lots
of time at home and finishing up 2nd and 5th grades.
Spring - Getting ready
for our wedding. Building a tree house and making chocolate
desserts. Marshmellows and easter eggs with our neighbors.
- Skiiing with the vdv at Alpine! Building forts and trails at
Birthday 2007 - Kent
and his friends have birthdays in January. Katie, Julia, Arati,
Vicki, Emma, Chinmay, Alec, Ryan, Jonathan, Ross, Jay, Erin.
Sports - A trip to Yosemite! Playing in the
creek, cross-country skiing, building snowmen and forts. A new home
together, a trip to the Smithsonian and to see Marilu. Spastic Baz
the dog. Kent at the Run Wild race.
Pictures from 2006 (7 years old)
School 2006 - Kent at
school. Halloween, lots of reading and writing.
Fall 2006 - Kent ran his
first 5k race and won (the under-8 age division). He was quite
happy. We learned how to make cheese with Jensen, and watched
Jensen play soccer. We watched Emma and Sara make like a duck.
We made caramel apples with Emma and Caroline. And a trip to
the California Academy of Sciences with Alex and Emma.
Soccer 2006 - Playing
with the Blue Tsunami soccer team and his friends!
Summer 2006 - Pool party with Katie
and Julia. Hanging out with his cousins: Ross, Jay and
Erin. Roasting marshmellows with Rainer and his family.
Balloons with Jensen. Lots of time in the sand at home and in
Santa Cruz. And a wonderful weekend in Tahoe climbing, and swimming,
July 2006 - Telluride!
- We went back to Telluride and had even more fun. Long
backpacking trips with Shibab and Waloodi (and Patrick, John and
Zeke). The annual Neuromorphs parade entry. Insect
Detectives at the Telluride Academy (thanks Brian!). Ophir
Peak, Canyonlands National Park, gold mine and Hardrock 100.
2006 - Kent and Waloodi did it. Kent has
wanted to climb Half Dome for two years. We trained, and
this year he did it in 12 hours from the valley. First
try. It was a great day, and Kent was very happy.
June 2006 - Summer near
home. Kent with his friends: Julia, Ally, Bobby, Emma.
More time with Kent's cousins and Ms. Daunton.
- Kent after school at a magic show. With Alec, Dawson, Ryan
and Sarah from school.
Birthdays in 2006 -
Lots of birthdays in January: Julia, Joshua, Emma, Kent and
Jay. Pictures of Jonathan, Katie, Malcolm and Erin.
2006 - Kent playing YMCA basketball with his friends, Alec,
Jonathan, and Nicholas. Caroline, Jake and big dog at home.
Pictures from 2005 (6 years old)
2005 - Lots of time to play at home. Playdates with
Joshua and Joey. Thanksgiving with the cousins. Cooking
with Katie and Julia. Making truffles.
2005 - A great day at the beach with Alex and Emma, building
sand castles and playing in the water. Bonfante Gardens with Joshua
and Joey. Picking out the perfect pumpkins.
2005 - A trip to Lake Tahoe with Connor, Tracey and
Roxy. We had such a great time--canoeing, hiking, biking and
exploring! Fun at home with Emma, Josh and Alex. Making
smores with the Grimes family.
2005 - A trip (with Emma) to Bonfante Gardens. Lots of
time to play in the fountains. Kent is in first grade now.
Telluride 2005 - A
great trip. Kent spent two weeks in summer camp while Dad
taught at the Neuromorphic Workshop. Kent got to go camping (without
Dad), backpacking at 12000 feet, mountain bike riding, racing a go
kart, and lots of exploring (and ice cream.) He really enjoyed
building his own robot and seeing all the students play with
theirs. William and his new friend Zane were there, too.
2005 - One list trip to the mountains. Playing at home
with Ben an Emma. Kindergarten graduation. A trip to Bonfante
Gardens with Jonathan, Josh and Emma. A visit from the Osborn
May 2005 - A weekend visit
from Shihab and William. Lots of time at the ocean, exploring the
tidepools and the beach. Lots more time with Emma at home.
2005 - A one week vacation in California. Death
Valley flowers in a most amazing spring. Lots of rocks. Then onto
LegoLand for more fun. With Quynh and Khanh.
Winter Ski Trip - A
weekend of skiing with Tracey and her family. Kent skied his first
black diamond ski run and he was really jazzed. Both Kent and
dad were really tired afterwards. But it was fun.
Valentimes Day in kindergarten. At home and with Quynh's family
Still to come.... Lots of birthday parties (Kent, Julia and Emma).
Pictures from 2004 (5 years old)
2004 - Emma, Caroline and the stuffed animals. Our
decorated house. A visit to the Tech Museum. Lots of
time with family at Christmas. Cooking with Khanh.
Visiting the rockets at NASA Ames with Alex and Emma. Ben's
birthday party. Kent's special-me presentation in
- Yosemite!!!!! Twice. Once with the Sunnyvale Slaneys,
and once with Quynh and Khanh. More time with Katie, Julia,
Alex and Emma, and lots of Halloween. This picture shows Kent at the
top of Yosemite Falls.
September 2004 - Sandbox! Neighbors (Emma, Jack,
Katie). Family (Erin). Fun at Bonfante Gardens.
2004 - More excitement before school starts. Bonfante Gardens
with Uncle Jeff and Erin (and the birds). Climbing and swimming with
Alex and Cali. The last day of preschool with Jeffrey.
2004 - Kent and I went back to Telluride. Malcolm to
work, Kent to play. We had a blast. Kent learned to
climb. Went camping with the Shammas (and made
breakfast). Visited an old gold mine. Pretended to be a
robot. Learned to play checkers. Went swimming (a lot). Took a
ride on an old steam train. Played by a creek. And visited the
June 2004 - Wow, busy spring. We moved. Shihab and
Waloodi came to visit (lots of time at the beach). A trip to
Washington DC to see Mary, Stan, the Shammas and the cicadas.
Back home again with the cousins, and more animals. Preschool
Spring 2004 - Kent learned to
ski!!!! He likes to go fast. Pictures at home with his train
tracks, and lots of pictures of friends (Khanh, Shihab, Jeffrey,
Leif, Erin, Ross, Jay, Sofia, Aaron and preschool.
2004 - Kent is five! It's even better than four. Party
and roughhousing with his cousins. Cakes and preschool
party. Visiting Shoup park. Exploring the Fort Point in San
Francisco and the Marin Headlands with Quynh and Khanh.
Miscellaneous Picture from 2003 - A
visit from Shihab. Playing with Leif and his family. Kent's 4th
birthday party. Fun at home with Paul and Robyn.
Pictures from 2003 (4 years old)
2003 and January 2004 - A visit to the Children's Discovery
Museum with Jeffrey. Alex and Malcolm, the Slaney boys. Hanging out
at home with Quynh and Aunt Cheryl. Making P cookies. Jeffrey's
2003 - Big party with the Fitches, Stravitz', Dockery's and
the Sunnyvale Slaney's. Lots of fun opening presents
2003 - A trip to Bonfante Gardens with Alex and Cali,
cooking and playing at home, and the California Academy of
Sciences with Sofia and Emma.
Fall 2003 - Lots of time
at Bonfante Gardens with friends. Teacher Robyn and
schoolmate Jeffrey on one trip. Alex and Cali on the second
trip. And Halloween and rolling out pastry dough.
September 2003 - A
trip to Yosemite (Mysemite) and birthday parties. Hiking to
waterfalls, bouldering, lots of river time.
2003 After lots of travel in July, it was fun to stay
home. We got to spend lots of time with Leif and Erica, and Sofia
What a wonderful trip. Two weeks in Telluride for Kent and Daddy.
Kent got to play in the mountains, spend time with his friend
William, and go to summer camp.
Katie and Julia on the Fourth of July; Karon, Rich and Ian visit;
rockets with Leif; Bonfante Gardens with Robyn; sushi at home
A trip to Great America to meet Kent's friends Bleu and Scooby
Doo. Playing with snakes. Playing in the creek and on the beach
with Yuan Yuan. Lots of water play.
More fun at Bonfante Gardens. Making a mess at home. Lots of fun
with water and air at the DuPage Children's Discovery Museum (with
Aaron). A weekend in Sterling with Grandmother. Lots of birthday
parties (Komal and Evan Chase--pictures of Liam and Francesco). A
trip to the San Francisco Zoo with Yuan Yuan.
2003 Leif's family, Sofia and Emma, more time at the
Children's Discovery Museum. Easter dinner with the Sunnyvale
Slaneys. lots of museum time.
2003 Making sushi, fixing cars, skiing with Zareen,
Olly, Leif's family and lots of museum time.
Pictures from 2002 (3 years old)
2002 A birthday party for Leif, firetrucks and
firehouses, some family shots at Christmas, and a New Years Day trip
to Hidden Villa.
November 2002 Shihab
and Waloodi came to visit. Malcolm and Kent spent an enjoyable
weekend riding the trains at Tilden Park, exploring Muir Woods, at
Rodeo Beach, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.
2002 Halloween with Sofia, Katie and Julia. Halloween
party with the Sunnyvale Slaney's. Launching model rockets with
Leif and his dad.
2002 Visiting with Leif, Ed and Aaron at the Dupage
County Children's Discovery Museum, riding the horses at Ardenwood
Farms, and all his friends from preschool visit the pumpkin patch.
Summer 2002 Lots of pictures
with Kent's friends. Kent and Sandy Doggy. Katie and Julia (and
the amusement rides). Erin. Leif, Aunt Jenni and Kent at Bonfonte
Gardens. A trip to the zoo and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Vacations 2002 First home to Sterling to see Grandma's
70th birthday, then down to Orlando to DisneyWorld with Aunt Jenni
and Uncle Ed (while Mom and Dad went to ICASSP), then to Bonfonte
Gardens with Kent's cousins, then back home with Lisa.
2002 We got to visit the San Francisco Zoo with Katie
and Julia. Spend Easter with his Sunnyvale cousins; Hang out with
Alex, Cali, Beth and Dan on the train in Los Gatos. Visit the San
Jose Children's Discovery Museum, play with Shihab, and spend some
time at home.
2002 Sofia, Emma, Dulce joined Kent and Dad for a trip
to the San Francisco Zoo. Kent likes the trains and the jungle
gym. But feeding time for the elephants is good too.
Pictures from 2001 (2 years old)
2001 Kent's second Christmas. Time with Aunt Jenni and a
trip to the barn.
Hanging out at home, driving the bobcat, visiting the train at
Tilden Park, a trip to Sterling to play leaf monster, and a visit
from his friend Eric.
2001 Lots of time with his cousins and their friends
at Easter, playing with Aunt Jenni, trying out his new playset
with his friend Barbara. Fun at home with Ross and Jay.
Pictures from 2000 (1 year old)
November 2000 Kent's
first trip to Los Angeles. A visit to the Getty Museum. Kent's first
trip to DisneyLand. Time with Abeer and Nial.
2000 Kent was a contractor. Lots of time with his
cousins. A Halloween party with Katie and Julia.
2000 Kent having fun at home, on the bed and with Dan
and Caroline, at breakfast, playing with Katie and Julia, and
visiting Where the Wild Things are with Katie and Julia.
Pictures from 1999 (his first year)
1999 - Five Months Old We spent a weekend in the
Sierra's. We got to see the mountains and have a great excuse to
take pictures of Kent. They are online and there are some great
We've got many more pictures of Kent on his old web page.
Pictures of his AYSO teams are online at:
Kent is named for Malcolm's father: Donald Kent Slaney (second from the left in
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