Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A few favorite things

It's still spaceships, spaceships, spaceships around here. Jasper especially loves building them with Daddy. I'll post a few examples soon. Most important element: they HAVE to be symmetrical.

I got a copy of The Meatrix, which I highly recommend for all adults. Jasper happens to love it, too. As it turns out, it's a pretty good teaching tool for kids.

Another mania is pretending to hatch from an egg. Jasper pretends to be all sorts of animals, pteranodons, bats, birds, humans. Yes, we know some of these animals do not actually hatch from eggs. Jasper pretends to be the first bat, human, etc. to ever hatch from an egg. I do a news report.

Jasper also loves the "golden lady" in front of our neighborhood Indian restaurant.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A castle for my son

Jasper has been asking for a castle and/or dollhouse for a while. Inspired by this post and this post I decided to try making one as a surprise while he was at school.

There's a dragon's lair.

Lookout towers.

A long, orange, modern sofa.

I thought we'd eventually buy the usual wooden dollhouse furniture, but Jasper is not interested. He'd rather construct his own.

I had to add some support structures.

Don't forget the gardens!