Saturday, January 30, 2010

Penn Shaw Pines Winter X Games

Penn Shaw Pines Winter X Games from Brad Herring on Vimeo.

4-5" of a perfect snow/sleet mixture provided for some awesome sledding! After a warm lunch and a nap the ramp solidified and we got even higher on our jumps. I left the camera at home so there's no footage of our eventual 10' jumps.

Back outside for some more sledding under the moon!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hike to the horses

Yesterday Mom and I took a hike to see the horses and take advantage of the 60 degree weather prior to the snowstorm. The horses love seeing us and try their hardest to get through the fence to share our lunch!

Using the horses as inspiration for drawing images of them

Back home sporting my new Hello Kitty shirt from Mima and using my marker tops as fingernail extensions!

Tipi and a loaded gun

Over the Holidays we planned a camping trip to the NC coast. We decided to make a Tipi for Maya and her friends to play in (mainly to keep her out of our tent). Tia got out her sewing machine and began stitching away. I was in charge of finding bamboo poles for the frame.

There is a small patch of bamboo about a mile from our house and I thought it wouldn't hurt to stop by and ask if I could cut down a few poles. After ringing the doorbell twice a man opened the door and peeked out behind the glass storm door. I didn't realize it at first but he was holding his finger on the trigger of pistol with a 12" barrel. Once I saw the gun it was almost impossible to get my question out. Thankfully, he had no problem with me taking some of his bamboo and he shut the door and disappeared. I took a deep breath and slowly walked towards my car for my saw. I cut down several poles as fast as I could and got the hell out of there without being shot!

Unfortunately, we never got to use the Tipi because we all got sick the day before we were to go camping. But I'm sure it will get some use during Merlefest!

Maya and the Maiasaur

It's been a while since we've last updated our blog and as you can imagine we've been quite busy. But not too busy to keep us from having any fun. Now that Mom is a full-time Mom we've been hitting up our local Museums (Museum of Life and Science, Natural Sciences and Marbles Kids Museum), sewing various items, working on all kinds art projects and much, much more! Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to see the Dinosaurs at the Museum of Life and Science

Maya and the Maiasaur

Dwarfed by the Alamosaurus

Crawling on the Parasaurolphus

Frozen waterfall at the black bear overlook