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June 27, 2010

Birthday party at a fire station

Talk about setting the bar too high for the rest of us.

Posted by atshuldiner at 8:29 PM | Comments (1)

June 22, 2010

Gideon in June

They say babies get to be their fussiest around the six week mark. Well, here we are, and if this is as fussy as you get, Gid, then we'll take it, and happily! Basically, kid, you're just as cute as a button and that's about the whole story.

The last photo was taken this morning. I parked the carriage in Felix's schoolyard and went in to sign his attendance sheet. When I came out Gideon was being mobbed. He slept right through it.

Posted by atshuldiner at 8:08 PM

June 16, 2010

Movie: Gideon Goes Off

Rather reminds me of Felix at this age! Actually, Felix was about a week younger in that movie. Still have no idea what's going on in a little baby's head at a time like this.

Posted by atshuldiner at 1:25 AM

June 11, 2010

Movie: Farmer Felix

Went to a party at a ranch in the Central Valley. Folks there don't need to get anywhere fast...or straight. Turns out it's a lot easier to tell Felix which way to turn than it is to try to steer the wheel when he's determined to be in control.

Posted by atshuldiner at 1:29 AM

June 8, 2010

Movie: Embouchure

Nice embouchure, boy! I wonder if small lips make it easier....

Posted by atshuldiner at 1:23 AM

June 6, 2010

Movie: Felix meditates

We try to get Felix to eat more slowly (one of us does eat slowly, the other does not, but we both agree slow is better). It's not an easy thing to teach, though we've been at it for half his lifetime at least. (And have had help as well.) But while sharing some salami the other day I saw an opportunity: in chewing I noted that the initial salt flavor disappeared after a bit and a range of new flavors were thereby unmasked. So masticate thoroughly, I told him, not just because you should but because you get to taste new things if you do. Actually, what I said was "you should concentrate on what you're tasting while chewing it." Upon hearing the word "concentrate" Felix figured--quite rightly--that this was a form of meditation, and so he sat down to do just that, in his own inimitable fashion:

By the way, the Superman costume is no coincidence: salami eating accompanies the evening borrel and Felix dons this outfit just about every day around that time. I suppose we all have our own ways of relaxing.

Posted by atshuldiner at 1:01 AM