Tonight as we sat down for dinner. Eva pointed out the window at the Met Life Blimp and yelled, “Airplane.” Well not quite but she was pretty observant because it was sort of looking like a speck on the horizon. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. By zooming in I was actually able to get a pretty decent shot and cut out all the surrounding homes. I tried a few different ways to shoot this but decided just have it as a small speck in the air was best.
After work I picked up Allison and Eva. We went to the supermarket. While we were there I picked up 3 64 count boxes of crayons. Yesterday I wrote about not using all the colors in your crayon box. I gave a little assignment and because of that I got inspired to do the assignment myself. I’m trying to decide what to do with the other packages of crayons. Eva got them and was going to open them up when I took them away. She was not happy. I tried to explain that I’d give her the Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Black, Orange and Brown ones after I took a photo but she was hearing none of that.
She’s now at that age where she is having little tantrums and she is hitting and kicking when she does so. So far she has lost the privilege of watching Curious George this week. She almost lost TV all together but that would be punishment for Allison. Not that Eva watches a lot of TV. She really doesn’t she watches George, Sid the Science kid and occasionally some other show. Not every day and not all at once. We talk about the show with her after each one to see what she thought of them. She just absolutely love Sid the Science Kid, Blue’s Clues and Curious George. We’re going to have to figure out some activities outside of TV time to tap into that excitement.
Because we are heading to SeaWorld in Orlando in October Eva is getting very excited. Eva is now very much smitten with watching Youtube videos of Shamu and the other SeaWorld Orcas. I’m sure that someone is going to tell me that this is not Shamu and that is fine. I’m not going to go telling an almost 2 year old, “now honey that is not actually Shamu that is Kayla or some other Orca.” The response that I will get is “Shamu!” And basically that will be the response you get from me too. Every Killer Whale in that show is Shamu to a little kid. Shamu has the best PR people. This was the video she was watching.
Oh and she asked me to put the stickers on, this is not some sponsored post. I’m an IZEA Insider and as such I have promotional materials for IZEA that I give to people when I talk about IZEA. I was doing a project with the stuff and Eva wanted a sticker so she ended up with a bunch of them. The Ted Murphy one however, I made those. Eva loves to wear Ted Murphy stickers. In our house Ted Murphy is as recognizable as Winnie-The-Pooh, Mickey Mouse and Curious George.
Speaking of Curious George Eva loves watching that show. Now we’ve discovered PBSKids.org and all the things that you can do there. I guess we never have to buy another coloring book again because you can print out pages to color for all the PBS children’s shows. She is also a huge fan of Sid The Science Kid too.
Today I worked on a project in gratitude. I’m very aware of how fortunate I am for people in my life who have helped me along the way. And I am also very aware of the great people online who have helped me with this blog, whether by supplying prizes or just keeping me motivated. So I worked on a little gratitude project.
When I think about Gratitude I immediately think about Ed Gerety. Ed wrote a book called Combinations and it has a ton of great ideas and stories and combinations for being a great leader. It is written and geared towards student leaders but it can be read by bloggers and applied to leaders in the blogging space. Ed is a great guy and I am happy to say that I’m now working for Ed. I’m working on his blog and each week I post up some awesome stuff that Ed writes. I also transcribe Ed’s inspirational videos. A new one is going up tomorrow. Ed is a fantastic inspirational speaker and I love that he’s doing more videos on his blog.