Thursday, June 13, 2013

Linus the scuba diver

Linus made this adorable scuba diver self-portrait at camp yesterday.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Linus raced at Point to Point

Linus likes to race in the horsey races at Point to Point at Wintherthur.  He always brings his on Hobby Horse.  He really pretends to ride his horse.

And since these races are the most poorly run event at Point to Pint, there was a false start and they all ran again.  He enjoys it, so that is what matters.

Super cute in the hat.

Toddler Space Suit!

Not a toddler or preschooler spacesuit, unfortunately, but a Mercury doll.  Still Linus and I can wish.

Found at the other National Air and Space Museum, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy center.  During our visit.

Linus and I fly a plane at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air and Space center in washington D.C,

We visited the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy center in Washington D.C. (the one with the Space Shuttle!) two weeks ago and Linus really wanted to go in all of the planes that were there.  They had a Piper-Cub that you could go in and use the controls of, so he and I gave it a shot.

They also had a tower that you could go up in and see the planes landing at Dulles.  One floor down from that was a mock-up of an air-traffic control tower with desks and displays.  Linus is directing air traffic right now.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Modern Design and Toddlers do not mix

A great blog post suggesting that some of the hallmarks of mid-20th century modern design may not be compatible with children, or at least children that you want to keep alive.

Some of my favorites:

Falling off the ledge and then getting stuck in that rocky nook underneath.

These stairs have no hadlrail!!  Linus at least is good in holding onto the handrail at our house, but these steps would be a temptation to disatser even for me.

I would love to have a rock formation like this in my living room, but not the steam cleaning necessary to get the blood stains off of everything when the inevitable accident happens.

Granted living on Shellpot Creek with the four foot waterfall right in our backyard as a continuing attraction is just as incompatible.  Linus is learning to navigate the creek and rocks safely, perhaps he would be OK in these modern homes.

(via BOINGBOING via projectophile)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Children and their favorite toys from around the world

Toy Stories by Gabriele Galimberti.

I would totally love to do a picture like these with Linus.  I am not sure what his favorites would be, I suspect that right now it would be the duplo blocks like for Niko in Homer, Alaska.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thief steals iPhone from a baby!!!

I am sure this guy is going to get fried by the internet.  He stole an iPhone from a baby who was watching a video in her baby carriage.

Linus loves to watch videos on my iPhone and has his favorites, PBS kids, and the Disney shows like Jake and the Neverland pirates.  I always keep an eye on him when he has the phone if we are not at home.  I think I would go crazy if someone did this to Linus.

(via BoingBoing, via CultofMac, via macgasm, via macobserver, via CNET, via The Sun)