past posts

September 20, 2014

Photos and videos from Jessica's iPhone

Well this was a treasure trove! Jessica had to get rid of her iPhone recently 'cause it broke, but before she did I downloaded all the photos and video. So much good stuff! Here are a slew of great pictures and at the bottom (or here) I posted a video compiling the best clips.






































































September 18, 2014

Thanks, Mr. Rogers

Amazon Prime has all the old Mr. Rogers shows available for streaming. PBS only airs it once a week and they don't air them in consecutive order so it's hard to understand what's going on in the make believe section. We made a rule over the summer that the kids could watch a couple tv shows a day but the one in the morning always had to be Mr. Rogers. There was intially some protest but then it just became one of those things in life you don't question. Mr. Rogers, as we all know, is an extraordinary human being and it feels my heart with warmth when I watch our kids sitting on the couch super engaged as he talks about feeling angry. Or making food for Panda bears. Or whatever else. I trust him completely and am grateful to him for helping raise our kids :)

Anyway, all this to set up a tiny little audio clip Jessica just sent of Netta singing one of his songs.


September 14, 2014

Talking heads

I was sitting on the couch and the boys started poking their heads through my leg super weird. So we started taking little Vine videos.



Magic Art

Papa won an Emmy

I won a fancy Emmy award last night. It's not THAT big of a deal really, tends to sounds more impressive than it is. But it's my first ever and makes me proud! It was the story below on a couple extraordinary parents. Also sharing a couple fancy photos of me and Jessica.




Jessica looked stunning!







One family's struggle to legalize medical marijuana in MN — for Paxton's sake from Ben Garvin on Vimeo.

September 04, 2014

Puppet show at our block party

We had our block party recently and Zpuppets performed. As you can see they were a hit. We're excited they just moved into the neighborhood.





I brought some dry ice for fun experiments.






Lewis came up to me and reveled in how delicious the chicken was. It was smoked all day by our neighbor. "Papa, this is like a dream," he said when he had a piece of watermelon AND delicious chicken on his place.

Making a mud river

We had our third annual hot dog party at Lake Harriet park recently and, as in previous years, kids ended up making dams and rivers of mud.



Papa's big nose

Jessica added an extra seat to her bike and voila!

Family Treed

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