Monday, May 30, 2011

cereal monster [gecko]

this is what greets me in the morning, demanding a bowl of "cheer-we-whoa's" before he will entertain any other activities.

spring sports

rainy, green pennsylvania spring.

fiddler in the basement

A couple of quick links to see Calvin over the last three years on the violin.

When Calvin first began taking lessons in Columbus, he had a cardboard violin he named "Plurt" that helped him learn how to position. He loved lessons with Miss Alie.

His first real violin, "Optimus Prime," got him through his first recital. Even while easily being the youngest in the program, he ate up the spotlight.

Now that vintage is cool again, his trusty transformer was exchanged for a larger model -- "Mario" -- complete with a red bow, which adds greatly to Calvin's street cred.

Friday, May 20, 2011


While wrestling each other in the basement, Noah gained a rare moment of control. Calvin's response: "Uggh. Get off Noah! You smell like poop and jelly."

Depending on the day, there may be some truth to that.