Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Maya's Singing Debut

Maya's Singing Debut from Brad Herring on Vimeo.

I had to shoot some video for my class I'm taking at Duke that focuses on audio. I wanted to break out one of my new microphones and I thought Maya would be a good test.

She needed absolutely no coaching as she started singing before I could even hit record.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Everything’s Homemade

Now that Mom is home with me everyday we are having a lot of fun cooking and crafting. Mom says she loves this time of year because of all the cooking possibilities with pumpkins, squash and sweet potatoes. So far we have made pumpkin muffins, pumpkin sweet bread, pumpkin yeast bread, pumpkin seed snacks and pumpkin squash pancakes (We are Forest Gump with pumpkins!). We have also made an eggplant quiche, cabbage strudel, homemade pizza, venison vegetable stew and onion poppy seed bread. Mom and I have been going crazy in the kitchen! It is fun to go through the grocery store and think, why buy that when we can try to make it at home! I have become quite an eater too. If I had a hand in making it I am for sure going to gobble it down! Oh I have also taken to making my own cooking creations out in the back yard as well. My new cooking favorite is acorn soup.

We bought a few small pumpkins at the Farmers Market last week and Mom thought it would be fun to paint them. Mom produced these cool little paints and I went to town trying each color on the pumpkins. Mom drew a face on one of the pumpkins but I decided that splashing the paint everywhere on the pumpkin was more fun.

Painting the pumpkins.

Cleaning the brushes with Bubble Water in the kitchen sink.

Finished pumpkins in the table centerpiece.

Mom has also been doing a lot of card making with her Stampin’ Up supplies. She is hoping to start teaching card making classes next month so she tested out a mom and child class with me. We made cool Sesame Street cards together and I got to punch out all the images and then draw on them. It was fun and now I have thank you notes to use!

My card creations.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Quote of the Day

Overheard at the table while climbing down from her chair after eating lunch:

Maya: "I am going to jump down, Mom."

Mom: "OK, jump down Maya."

Maya: "Maya no break pelvis like MiMa!"

Maya jumps!

Maya (after jump): "Ooh, I jumped. I broke pelvis. Need ambulance."

Maya to Mom: "Momma drive!"

And then a bonus picture. She'll most likely hate us down the road for posting this one but she dressed herself!