Friday, January 18, 2008

I Am Experimenting
I am not going to turn this into a cute-kid picture website. However my wife got a digital camera for Christmas and I am trying to see how the thing works. It may be useful in the future for other purposes pertinent to the mission of the site.

My children love this paper doll advent/nativity scene that is in this picture by the way, and it serves an educational purpose too, as there is a story accompanying each animal, tree, structure or character that is to be solemnly read every night with the introduction of each new piece. Having grown up in a totally secular/atheist household--my parents, though raised in an environment so Catholic that I don't believe either of them met a person who was not of that persuasion before they were around twenty, had utterly rejected all religious practice by the time I was a conscious being--I was completely ignorant of the context of even the basic Bible stories until I was in college at least, and I don't think there is any good reason for that.

Here we have the guys playing with toys. The child on the right does not naturally have a tail, but is dressed in the lower half of a faun costume based on the Mr Tumnus character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. My wife, who is an exceptionally ingenious personage, conceived the idea to not only read the children the book, but to actually find an old wardrobe and fill it with costumes of her own design and making.
Here is the king costume.Here is the baby attempting to affix a halo upon his head, though this would seem to be in violation of Church doctrine.

1 comment:

Beiser said...

yay, a cute-kid picture blog! that's my favorite kind.