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May 28, 2013

Movie: One more for the books

You give him half your artichoke, you then give him half of your half of the heart when he eats his so quickly he forgets he's had any at all, and to top it off you realize he didn't really eat his leaves so you hand-scrape each leaf on his little teeth. That's mothering.

The fact that you love The Who makes it all worthwhile.

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May 18, 2013

Movies: Felix at Maker Faire

We attended the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend, a sort of Burning Man without the loud music and dust, and there saw some really remarkable things. In the first movie we see Felix interacting with a robot perhaps more intimately than he'd planned, not realizing that the robot tracked not just the ball but anything red, including Felix's purse:

And in the second we see Felix, or rather me, or wait, it's Felix, no, it's me, no...

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May 11, 2013

GIDEON IS THREE YEARS OLD!

Gideon, your day has come! Let's take a look!

I think we can all agree that Gideon has a distinctive style (try insisting that he look you in the eyes sometime if you want to experience it in concentrated form; not an experience for the faint-hearted) and that style has not changed substantially over the course of the year. What has changed this past twelve-month, my dear Gid, is your speech. Let's review just how far you've come. Here you are, a day or two after your second birthday, enjoying an electronic card from your grandmother...and largely failing to vocalize intelligibly (though we understood you just fine):

And here you are in August of that year, thus three months later, still not winning any prizes for enunciation, even when you're not burping:

Then, but a month or two later, you started to pull things together:

Actually, upon review I realize that the only person talking in that video was me, but I bet no one regrets watching it. Anyway, by November you were quite good:

Though your Transylvanian accent lingers to this day, no one has any trouble understanding you, nor you any of us. So let us celebrate a little boy who really deserves it:

Happy, happy birthday Gideon!

Posted by atshuldiner at 4:52 PM