Thursday, February 26, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Now that's definitely spreading the love

Valentine's Day isn't quite over at our house. We're still enjoying a wonderful, homemade card from Monkey & Roo (and Nadine). It actually arrived on Valentine's Day proper, which was so nice.

A very big thanks to the crew over at Hello world it's me, and hugs from us, all the way across an ocean.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Same to you

Dad Card
Card I received from The Boy today.

Dadship card
My "dadship" (instead of "friendship") card from Q today.
(Click on the image above to see the card at flickr with notes.)

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.

Friday, February 13, 2009

You go, little plastic girl!

A new movement is afoot, and you can be part of it. Just ask yourself: Can female Duplo dolls do anything male Duplo dolls can do? The answer is, of course, yes. But not everyone thinks so, as Nadine has clearly shown.

Add your voice to the cause!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The real reason why we do Legos with the kids

These are the long days of winter, which means lots of time inside. Which means lots of Legos and K'Nex and paper airplanes and tiny, self-stapled books for letters and numbers. It's a lot of fun for us, too, which is why we sometimes find ourselves gluing together paper fish or coloring inside the lines even after the kids turn in for the night.

Guess I'm not the only one. Christopher Neimann has some excellent fun with Legos and NYC on his NY Times blog Abstract City. Some of my favorites:

Check out the whole post here. So very, very clever.

He also did a great series of coffee-stained napkins. (It's much better than it sounds.)