Friday, August 27, 2010

The music at Daddy's house

When Sam and Josephine come over, one of our favorite things to do is play some music. Here's the cover for our forthcoming album.

I bought this piano for Josephine in Christmas 2008, but Sam's taken a real shine to it. He can sit for several minutes tinkling away. 


Sam likes to take my guitar picks from me to strum the strings, while I do the fretwork. One day I'll get him a little guitar and I'll try to teach him scales. I'd better learn them myself, first!


The drums are a big hit, of course. I picked up this kit from freecycle earlier this year. I need to get the kids ear plugs for when they play, of course.

Quick drop

Posted these pics on my Facebook - click to see -

Jo's quote of the day:

‎"But why is it called a 'uniCORN, mama? It has a HORN, not a CORN." (Gollymolly, I don't know! Because the world doesn't make a lick of sense?!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cracking Me Up... or just Cracking Up?

1. So, we were settled down, and I started reading aloud.

There was an echo. Josephine was repeating everything I said as soon as I said it.

"What are you doing?" I asked her.
"I'm reading with you," she explained. Though, since she can't read, she was just echoing me. Every time I said something, she said it, too, and if I stopped, she stopped - !

And she did it for the whole book. It was crazy-making. It started making me laugh. Reading became impossible. It was pretty darn cute.

2. Again, going to bed, Sam went under a blanket and Jo said he looked like a ghost. Sam started babbling about "da ghost in the window" and "is scary" and I don't know what else he was saying, but Jo and I tried to tell him there was no ghost, ghosts don't exist, and he insisted that it did, "ghos not gone, ghos at window".

Here's the creepy part: When I came downstairs this morning, the basket where I keep my keys and sunglasses and address book by the door had been overturned, my keys were across the room - and none of us had done it.... ack!

3. We were going to Whole Foods.
"WHOLE Foods? Why is it called WHOLE Foods? Let's go to HALF Foods!" said Jo. hee hee.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Artist in Residence

Smiling & crying - kinda freaky, kinda cool... Definitely detailed - the irises have lines and flecks in them... I think it's a self-portrait. (Josephine)