Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hope that your turkey was juicy.  Ours was—and no doubt will be in sandwiches, stir fry, enchiladas, soup, and ...

Note:  As I type this, my wife demands that I include the following:  "My wife makes the best turkey ________."  The blank will be filled in with a dizzying array of turkey inflected dishes.

And with stuffing.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Super Nova

Remember that coloring book that my wife carefully filled in while the kids slept?  Q has read it so often that she practically has it memorized—inflections and all.  We were amazed enough to record her working through it with my wife.  And then my wife and I geeked out, taking photos of each page and then stringing it into a movie, which is here for you to enjoy.

If you give her five minutes or so, Q will supply your recommended daily allowance of cuteness for today.

video

Sunday, November 11, 2007

MoMA

After reading books with and about art with the kids for some time now, my wife suggested that we simply all go to the Museum of Modern Art here in New York.  And so yesterday we did.

Now that Q & The Boy have gotten older, they have the attention to give to museums where you can't touch things, and they very much enjoyed the little adventure.  The Boy says that his favorite painting was Van Gogh's Starry Night; Q says that she likes the Jackson Pollock drip paintings (probably because she's again into the Ian Falconer book Olivia, where a Pollock gets Olivia in trouble).

We tend to forget where we live, getting caught up in the business of living.  As e. e. cummings says (I think) somewhere, "Life is a matter of being born; but Art is a question of being alive."  Here's a little of what can happen when we remember that this is New York.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Because, because, because...

... because of the wonderful things he does.

Though the Wizard of Oz photo was my wife's idea, she confessed to me tonight that she's never actually seen the original movie.  As a Kansan, I was, of course, appalled.  It's on TBS here tonight, so she's got some catching up to do.

In case it's been a while since you've had the pleasure, here's a teaser:



And in case you were a child of the 70's and 80's like I am, you might better remember the New York inspired version, The Wiz.