Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lucia moving herself

Lucia says, "sometimes when I sing in my beautiful voice I get tears."

Gen, "Really?"

"Yeah, I don't know why, I'm not sad!"

Gen, "You move yourself."

Sunday, April 24, 2016

swimming through soundwaves

Sofia: "Sometimes when I am laying in the sun with my eyes closed I see music notes swimming through the water like a duck, turning around. And there is flute music playing. I dream that sometimes too."

Me: "It sounds like the music is swimming."

Sofia: "Yeah, through soundwaves."

Lucia story

Once upon a time there was an old woman. And she sat in an old chair. And she had lots of fun couches. She had couches everywhere, even on the wall. Even hers black roller. She had all black couches. She couldn't stop buying black couches.

Scary fun scribble bird

On the plane home yesterday we hit some bad plane turbulence. Sofia said, "This is scary fun!" Then a few minutes later, once the plane settled, she said, 

"This scribble I made when the plane was going crazy is now a reflection of the bird." 

"Sages are wise enough to withhold such scortching wisdom from adults. Thankfully no one takes children seriously; for here is a divine vignette of birth, what life is, death, the soul and it's eternites... entire." Darin Stevenson, FB

Thursday, April 14, 2016

River philosopher


It looks like it's following us, but it's not it's staying in place. Standing over the Hudson river

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Activate cheetah power, raindrops

On our drive home I overheard Lucia talking to the rain. She said, "Activate cheetah power, raindrops!"

Friday, April 8, 2016

One pinch scary

Sofia, how do you like this story?

Well, it's just one pinch scary. Just a pinch.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Chuck e cheese review by Sofia

I give Chuck e cheese 1000%

It was pretty perfect huh?

It might have been too perfect?

Too perfect?

I like it like that!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New York Day

While eating a late, lazy breakfast we looked up what was happening today on the Mommy Poppins Blog (the best source for finding out what to do with kids in NYC.) We saw there was a concert for preschool kids at the Lincoln Center; Aaron Nigel Smith, reggae, from the PBS show Between The Lions. Can we make it by 11? If we hustle. So we got a lunch packed, got dressed, etc and were out the door by 10. We got there at 10:45. The venue was already at capacity, but there was still a long line of parents and kids waiting. We got in line. It was drizzling. We waited a half hour and got in. Danced, enjoyed. Then we headed a few blocks north to an event at the Ella Anderson school called Artopia, which we also discovered on Mommy Poppins. The girls took a Step Dance lesson, then made a bird feeder and a princess tiara. After Artopia we went around the corner to New York Historical Society to see a Mo Willems exhibition, a children's author the girls like. Then after that we went across the street to the Museum of Natural history to see the cast of the new Titanosaur, which is huge, 122 feet long.  Then home to clean, do laundry, etc, and finally over to play at Sunnyside Gardens park before dark. Sofia made up invitations to a book club and passed them out at the park. Then home for Pizza. A stellar New York day.