Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Focal plane

Look, it's a super artistic picture of a braid!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Eva reads a book

once upon a time there was a girl wolf

and she wasn't very nice

really not nice

and then something else happened

umm... let's go to the fourth chapter

and that's the end!!

(I didn't have the heart to tell her she wasn't reading a chapter book, she had instead picked the french/english dictionary... )

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


My fancy camera allows me to capture Noah's silly boyness in vivid detail

You are welcome.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Epic Battle

At 6:30pm this evening, the curtain was drawn on the "fighting show."

One brave warrior knight

 vs one evil wolf

an epic battle ensued

The evil wolf then transformed into a witch

The knight was not afriad

Maybe he should have been... 

etc. etc. more slow-motion fighting until bathtime

The winner was mommy and daddy, who got into the show for free and then somehow convinced both actors to pick up their costumes before bath.

Oh boy, here we go

Hey, I got a new camera.  Now I can take photos like this.

Of course, I have no photo editing skills so I don't yet know how to digitally wipe her nose, but here's hoping I'll learn.

Noah helped me practice with my field of focus

Noah's in focus!

Oops where'd he go

Ok there he is again

Brace yourself for a lot of this.  Hopefully it will at least be better than no posts at all. :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hospital Scene

From the "holy cow, when did you learn to do THAT?!" department. I present to you Noah's drawing of a hospital:

Some features of note: "H" sign, ambulance with bumper and flashing lights, doctor wearing a surgical mask pushing a gurney, a helicopter complete with windows and seats, decorative rocks in front of the building, and the fact that the helicopter and ambulance compositionally extend off the page.

Wasn't it just last week he started drawing stick figures?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Representational Drawing

And just like that, all of a sudden (i.e. today) she's drawing figures.

(The tall figure on the right is Dorothy, the short one on the left with the four legs and the tail is Todo)

(Wow.  It seems so far away from the scribbles she was drawing yesterday)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Team Art

I came upstairs this morning to find them both working at the easel.

Apparently they are drawing the world'a largest longest squiggliest noodles.

My favorite part is how they draw for a bit, then stop and discuss what colors each should use next, then get back to drawing.  Pretty cute stuff.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ta Dah!!

Hey, look at our new kitchen!!

Pretty sweet, huh?

With appliances made during this century and everything.

And, in my opinion, the world's coolest dining room chandelier.

(Also pictured: salt dough menorahs, drying in anticipation of being painted tomorrow)

Just in case you forgot, this is what we had before:


Life is good :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First coat

More progress...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tile party

In our kitchen, on the backsplash!

Here's a close up of the glass tile

And the stainless tile behind the stove

Grout tomorrow!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Hey, look at that sweet countertop!!

(note new skinnier fridge that only sticks out a few inches and will go all the way back after plumbing)

Also those nasty window frames are all primed for white paint...

Not bad for a Saturday...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

More groovin'

I am not sure I am able to convey just how much time we spent dancing with our shadows.  Luckily I got some on video...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Science Museum

Noah and Eva and I had a great afternoon at the Boston Museum of Science.  Turns out it is WAY better to go at 3pm on a Saturday than 10am when every tourist in New England is there.

Chillin with Kinetic Sculpture

Chillin with T-rex

Groovin with multi-colored shadows

Still groovin


Better take a rest and go home in the space capsule


Still moving forward, now that the plaster is in our walls look more like walls...

Can't wait to see it all painted!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

More Birthdays

We went to Mema and Oompa's house last weekend for Cassidy and Christian's birthday party.  First, Eva established the security of her space ship by using a the water gun to shoot at the lava.

I can't decide if this picture is adorable or deeply disturbing

Then Maggie the Clown arrived and thrilled the kids with face painting, magic and juggling


And balloon hats and swords

I'm not sure how true to character these accessories are, but they sure are awesome

I have a doggie on my hat!!

It was colorful and hilarious and awesome

And then we went inside and had cake and ice cream, and as usually happens at these events Eva remained dedicated to her ice cream long after the other kids had gone outside and the grown-ups had started to clean up.

She knows what she likes, ok?