|Love these hands - dirty nails and all|
I am trying to maximize our time together. We go out and do a lot of fun things so Hank doesn't turn into a TV zombie. I also spend good parts of the day conversing with the baby. Supposedly babies have a short attention span, but Everett will sit and "talk" to me for a solid hour looking at me intently all the while (and keeps talking if I leave the room, which makes me feel instantly guilty). Hank is Hank, and he will get by in the world using a grab bag of emotions and brute force, I suspect. Everett is a gentle soul -- I have the feeling he will attract people to him.
If we stick to our schedule, we have time allotted in the afternoons for a creative activity. One day I asked Hank what types of activities he does with his hands. He replied with things like eating, washing his hands, and playing. I asked what he liked best to play with using his hands, and he replied Lego Star Wars. So I took a picture of him playing with a Lego Star Wars figure. Following a project BT worked on as part of his Art Education program, I think we were supposed to look at pictures or works of art with people using their hands and describe what they were doing, but we didn't do a research element. In terms of new techniques, the only thing we worked with was using Picassa to edit the picture above. Hank had fun changing the picture using the different image processing styles. I framed the picture in a leftover frame and will give it along with an explanation about our process and a series of art education books to Hank's teacher for Valentine's Day. She has an art education background as well, and is very good about introducing a classic art piece to the kids each week and having them re-create the work some how.
In another conversation this week, we discussed what super hero powers we would like to have. I would definitely like the ability to manipulate time some how so that I could get all the crap work out of the way, and have the rest of the time to spend with my boys.
Favorite of the day: meh
Working on: An apron