Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This bee costume was in the bag of baby clothes that mom got from a friend at work. I don't think Zoe will wear it out anywhere this year - she's going to be a kitty instead. It's pretty cute, though. The top photo shows what happens when you make a bee mad. In related news, I bought The Bee Movie for Zoe. If you haven't seen it, take a couple of hours and watch it. The animation is wonderful and Seinfeld wrote an amusing script. Zoe loves it! Maybe because so much of the movie is bright yellow and the music is bouncy.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Uncle Doug gave Zoe this Snack Trap. It's a cup with a flexible lid - the treats go in, but they don't come out when it's tipped over. Zoe eats lots of Cheerios these days so I keep this cup filled and out for her to snack whenever she wants. She hasn't exactly mastered taking one or two Cheerios out, but she's working on it.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Pete's friend Ken had a family birthday party Sunday. Ken's nephews brought this green fabric tube thing upstairs for Zoe to crawl through. It collapses into a flat circle. I think we'll have to get one - Zoe loved it! Ken's mom is looking through the end of the tube.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
More ponytail holder delicious-ness. The top photo shows how her eyes are still a dozen different colors. They are gray on the outside and kind of blue inside with gold flecks and brown spots. Every person who sees her says something different: "she has brown eyes like you!" "she has hazel eyes!" "she's so lucky to have green eyes!" "she has such pretty eyes...what color are they?" I've noticed that her hair color is kind of the same way in different light. Some days she's blonde but it's also fairly red or light brown. Poor, mixed up DNA. I guess Pete and I gave her all of the options.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
0h 58m 47s 44degrees 31' 36.66"
Google Sky is pretty awesome by itself - look around!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It has been a real challenge for me to keep making art. Being at home every day makes being creative really hard. There are a lot of distractions because there is so much that needs to be done inside & outside of this house, there's a baby crawling all over the place, and I have a lot of "administrative" work to do to ensure that we all eat, have clean clothes, bills paid, non-sticky floors & bathtubs, etc. I also don't have a place that I can work on art stuff and leave it sitting when Zoe wakes up from a nap. So tonight while I was waiting for Pete to get home from work, which will be midnight sometime, I snuck into Zoe's room and did some 'gesture drawings' of her sleeping. It's a great way to stimulate some creative thinking without committing to a project. I think I might translate some drawings of her into paintings for our bedroom. We need some art in there desperately.