Life with Leo

June 29, 2008

Fun with Finn

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In Finn’s Tree house  (under construction)

Uncle Allan telling the boys about the new sailboat

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Sunday Afternoon with Violette & Hubert

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From the top:

Edible flowers for picked for dinner (Leo downed a nasturtium in one gulp)

Kenny & Hubert (Sabine’s name of the day) picking lettuce

Violette on the rocking horse

Sophie’s castle cake with Playmobil knights

Summer Camp

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Leo completed his first-ever week at summer camp, having a great time building gnome homes (see the drawing on the white board) and playing games.


Edward Gorey would have loved this

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Topics covered in “The Book of Accidents, designed for Young Children”, courtesy of the Beinecke Library  :

  • Playing with Horses
  • Playing with Candles
  • Scalded at the Table
  • Tossed by a Bull
  • Riding a Wild Horse
  • Playing with Knives
  • Playing with Fire-Arms
  • Playing with Fire
  • Throwing Stones
  • Falling out of a Coach
  • A Boy Drowning
  • Climbing on Chairs
  • Boys Fighting
  • Falling out of a Window
  • Troubling the Cook
  • Tumbling Downs Stairs
  • Climbing Trees
  • Crossing Streets
  • Worrying Dogs

June 26, 2008

The Science of Nagging

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Just three minutes long — how marketers get your kids to nag you to buy their products.

A related video is below  — five minutes long — about how marketing isn’t what it used to be and how it’s creating a generation of super-consumers.  Very scary.

June 22, 2008

Another blue ribbon for Sophie and Alibi

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Alibi and Sophie Godley

Don’t they look great??!!?!

June 19, 2008

Salem Willows — will it cause nightmares?

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Check out all the creepy characters lurking in these photos.  The attitude at the Willows is, “the more stuff, the better”.

Salem Willows Cotton Candy

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Leo convinced me that we needed to go to Salem Willows this afternoon.  Here he is watching them spin the cotton candy and taking a bite.  Yum!

Tinkertoys before breakfast

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(I knew that the new Tinkertoys we own couldn’t do what I remembered them doing as a kid, so I found an old set on eBay and of course, Leo picked one of the more complicated designs as a a first project.  Very satisfying to see the spindles, paddle wheel, and crankshaft moving!)

June 17, 2008

Who can resist Isabella Rossellini on the sex lives of bugs?

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