Life with Leo

September 30, 2008

Robeez for Big Kids

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There was a time when I was sad that Leo didn’t fit in Robeez any more.  They only go up to 18-24 months. What was I to do when Leo grew into sizes 7-13, and now Youth 1?

Soft Star Shoes -- what I call Robeez for big kids

But here is a company that looks like they make a nice and similar product, Soft Star Shoes — for toddlers, youth, and adults even.  I saw their ad at our Waldorf school.  They seem to market to schools requiring good, indoor, media-image free slippers.  We got something serviceable from Acorn for $14, but these do look nice.

Addendum:  the shoes are great — the feet outgrow them before they wear out. And getting to design your own slippers — what could be better?

September 26, 2008

Back for more

Filed under: Kids in museums, Peabody Essex Museum — fehlhaber @ 7:43 pm

Ben at the end of a great museum day

Leo, Sabine & Violette, laughing about something at the bakery

Ben showing Leo the scat collection

Ben shows off his favorite - the scat collection

Hmmm, bear poop?  I can't remember.  Thanks for exposing us to this, Ben!

Mmm, bear poop. Ben -- thanks for introducing this to Leo!

Museum Guard Quote of the Day:

“Do you have a lot of money?”

(this was the guard’s way of asking me to pick up my camera from the floor of the kids’s area where we were sprawled out playing with blocks and puzzles)

September 21, 2008

Polar Bears at the PEM

Filed under: Kids in museums, Peabody Essex Museum — fehlhaber @ 7:32 pm

“Are you visting the museum?” asked the guard.  Why else would two adults and two children be inside the museum?  Would it be that hard to just say, “Welcome to the Peabody Essex — we’re so glad you are here”?

And then the woman who doles out the buttons asked if Sophie and I live at the same address.  If she bothered to look at the membership info, she would have figured that out .  Why can’t they be a little friendlier there???  Or at least assume the best of people instead of the worst.  Whoever is in charge of reception must scare the living daylights out of all of these people.

Despite all that, we had fun at the polar bear sculpture studio.

Sculpting polar bears

Sculpting polar bears

Sophie has fun too

Sophie has fun too

The week in review

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 7:13 am

Facebook has taken over. This blog is being neglected. Poor blog. Here are some photos from the last week:

September 13, 2008

Barack Obama in Manchester, NH — 16 faces of determination

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More of my photos from our day in NH can be seen here:

http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=7824&l=2e80b&id=1191066148

CNN’s story:

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama’s spokesman on Saturday accused Sen. John McCain of “cynically running the sleaziest and least honorable campaign in modern presidential campaign history.”

Youtube video of today’ speech

September 12, 2008

At the playground this morning

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 4:39 pm

At the playground in Salem near Steph & Allan’s old house.

Salem Power Plant

If the campaign against the power plant needs a poster child, here’s one.

September 10, 2008

Salem Willows ladybug ride

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September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Leo

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Arrrrrrr!

Arrrrrrr!

If I had known…

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 6:41 am

…how cute Leo would be in a karate suit, I would have signed him up years ago!


September 8, 2008

Sophie’s back in the kitchen

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 7:29 pm
Hmmm, what does this cake need?

Hmmm, what does this cake need?

A crow's nest

Answer: A crow's nest

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