Sunday, January 18, 2009

How to stay warm

Wear your trapper hat upside-down as a mask!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pipilotti Rist at the Modern

A few weeks ago we saw the Pipilotti Rist installation at the Museum of Modern Art. This is a great show for kids, provided parents are comfortable with some nudity. A video is projected on the walls while there is a giant, round playpen-like seating area in the center where you can lie down and view the video or thow wedge-shaped pillows. All three of us loved it. If you're in New York--with or without kids--be sure to catch this one.

Jasper also loved the Paul Kirps Autoreverse video (here he is watching it just before a guard made him stand up). And I loved the Dreamland architecture show including a copy of Rem Koolhaas' Delirious New York.

Friday, January 2, 2009

He Blinded Me With Science

One of Jasper's Christmas presents was a science kit from the Young Science Club, and we were not disappointed. Already we have conducted a fascinating experiment with bacteria. Sure, I never got around to taking Jasper to the Nutcracker this year. But he still got some culture! (har har) Jasper is having a blast with this kit so far.

We couldn't let the holiday break go by without visiting our place of worship, the American Museum of Natural History. The highlight for Jasper is watching the Sea Monsters movie. But he is also fond of the dinosaur chicken nuggets (not too bad with mustard, actually).

I indulged Jasper and bought him a jello parfait with gummy shark and octopus. He had about three bites. And now that I've done that I never have to buy him one ever again.

Tomorrow we're hoping to make it to the New York Hall of Science. Our evil plans to steer Jasper away from a life in the arts are going well so far...(mad scientist cackle--bwa ha ha ha haaaaa!)

What Child is This?

Greeting you with Daddy's tie on Christmas Eve.

With Santa, who visited his class just before the holidays.

Hamming it up at the school holiday concert.