Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sofia says

Dad why do we need to stay on the ground and why do they call it gravity?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Big day

So much happened today.

Here is small sample:

While car got safety inspection we walked to grocery store and got lunch, then 5 Below for $1 toys, giant frisbee, toothpick pinwheels, and picnic blanket w handle.

Then to guitar center to try out keyboards. Some great ones. There was a woman playing Chopin so beautifully I wanted to cry. Meanwhile Sofia was in the flow playing herself. She's ready. 

Then to children's playground in Flushing Meadows, amazing place, beautiful sounding musical instruments, massive jungle gyms, a creek. 

We stopped and did ALS challenge in the creek.

Then we played in little village. At one point I was kicking back on bus as Sofia and AnaLucia drove. A random little monster (boy) popped up in the bus' windshield and growled at the girls. Instead of being scared, The girls giggled and then both growled back at the 5-6 year old boy. The boy was startled. He tried to growl back but his power was gone. Yes!

I attribute the girl's bravery and scariness to their time in Monsters's University. They are good students. Sully and Mike would be proud.

Afterward we wandered into park and I fielded a call from Brice wondering what to do with his life. I tried to talk him into doing documentary portraits for hire. Market himself to interesting creative industry leaders. $10,000 plus travel expenses for a personal documentary portrait by a master videography artist. 1 month work; 1week prep, 2 shooting, 1 editing. Good idea I thought.

As I was talking on phone the girls wandered over to a social workers family picnic and asked for and of course received 2 giant bowls of fruit. Amazing manna from heaven.

Then off to the Hall of Science for lunch and more playing and learning.


Now both girls are sleeping in the car as I write this and listen to Bach hour on 89.9 FM.

Sofia's banana holder in playground restroom. Hmm

Coloring in park.


Rocket ride. 

A creek flows in Queens

Adventure Time

Nap time!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the rescue

I asked Sofia, "Where would you fly if you had wings?"

Sofia said, "Wherever they needed a super hero."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

4 course lunch

Started off with alligator juice. Spinach, banana, strawberry blended. With a green and yellow straw. We made our lunch time toast to the Florida Everglades. Then pretzels, made of bread of discarded from main entree, fried and salted, with honey mustard dip. Followed by elaborate dog and tinman sandwiches, followed by fried bananas on toast with maple syrup, bananas pineapple and cinnamon. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Sofia says I have a secret and then whispers in my ear, sweetly, "I love you."

I told her that was so nice to hear, thank you.

Then she says she has another secret and whispers, "Poop in your mouth and in your eyes."

I believe she set me up!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Broken Easter eggs

I asked AnaLucia what she was grateful for this morning and she said, "for cold, for broken Easter eggs and for the new light."

Friday, August 1, 2014

Business of buttons

Sofia points to all the buttons on her outfit today and  says, "Dad, I am a business of buttons."