Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thinking games

Noah has gotten recently become really interested in chess

Games are slow, but apparently contain twitch-worthy excitement

And also it's fun to watch him and Chad play when they mimic each other... 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Two Sides



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tap Dance

Noah's tap dancing debut


I expect America's Got Talent to be calling any day now...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Science Experiment

When Saba came to visit we did some experiments


First we had to mix everything up

And also measure

And we set out the blue baking soda on the plate (aka MOUNTAIN!!!)

And poured a lake of red water around it (aka LAVA!!)

And dripped in the citric acid solution (aka OMG VOLCANO!!!!)

(actually it is pretty cool looking, huh?)

Saturday, February 22, 2014


yeah, we're still here, getting your bedcovers all hairy.  Watchagonnadoaboutit?

Friday, February 21, 2014

The King and I

The other day Noah and Eva put on a musical in the kitchen.  I am a bit shakey on the plot, something about a king.  I wish I could have captured the first 10 minutes of the show, believe it or not they were even better than this.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Architecture and Design

We spend a lot of time contemplating Legos at our house.

It's serious business

Requiring the utmost concentration

A few twitches

Consideration of composition and aesthetics

many heavy sighs

And eventual completion

(That is Bowser Jr.'s ship, in case you were interested.  It shoots three bombs.  THREE BOMBS AT THE SAME TIME.)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wolf vs Dinosaur

Stare down.... 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Big Wolf Construction Co.

Oh, hello there mr. canine contractor

Oh good I've been looking for you.  I have been over here fixing the wall.

But I'm so glad to find you over here so I can bring you up to speed on a terribly complicated dramatic plot I have been working out while leveling the doorframe.

And this is the part that is SCARY and they DISAPPEARED and then she said "do you know where my mommy is?"

And now I will relate to you with utmost seriousness the thirteen subsequent acts to the SCARY part where they DISAPPEARED and then the worker decided to eat a potato for lunch.  Don't eat that one! It's a PRETEND POTATO!

And so goes every evening with Eva, ever.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Olymic Dreams

Noah and Eva watched the Olympic figure skating with their whole bodies.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Recent Artowrk

Some recent masterpieces I'd like to share:

(Eva) That's me in a bathing suit!  I'm doing a dolphin!!

(Eva) See that's a heart with a "P" in it for "Pytel!"

(Noah)  That's [from left] Grammy, Grammy Sue and the mover moving form their old house to their new house!