Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Can't get a better daily affirmation

We can all learn a lesson from Jessica's daily affirmation, especially as it starts with, "I can be a shark!".

If we could but bottle the exuberance and optimism of youth.

(via BoingBoing)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Linus helps in the yard

Linus, the naturalist.

He loves to study the things in his hand and he is inquisitive - grabbing, sticks, rocks, plants and whatever is within reach to investigate.

He helped me to put together a stand for our firewood piles.

He helped Mommy put mulch all around the plants in the yard.

I suspect that he likes anything with wheels.

Shark attack sleeping bag

I remember when I was little, always wanting larger-than-me stuffed animal toys. I suppose I thought it would be cool to see a teddy bear eye to eye. This "life-sized" shark sleeping bag would be awesome for Linus (if it didn't care him) because he would be completely devoured.
$200 at Patch Together says unfortunately maybe not at that price.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Linus learns to fly a kite

Do you ever think about flying a kite except on windy days? Neither do I. Last weekend it was very windy, and that put in my mind that it would be fun to try to fly a kite, especially as Linus loves the outdoors and might like running around with the kite in the air.

It was in fact too windy to fly kites. The instructions on Lynn's kite say the kite can stand between 5 and 18 mph winds and we were in the 40 mph range last week. Three out of the four kites we brought were completely incapacitated by the string winds and especially gusts.

That being said, I was able to get my rocket kite with 12ft streamer in the air, though it has a tendency to dive to the ground from great heights if it is too windy. Once it was up I handed the reigns to Linus. He was more fascinated with the fancy kite string winder than the kite, but he held on. That's more than I can say for Lynn; when she let go on her turn I had to go chasing kite and string across the field.