Friday, 31 July 2009

Animating Gabby's Art

Gabby drew a really cute bee when she was 4 years old, and she just drew a pretty flower, so her daddy thought it would be fun to create a little animation using them both.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Learning from His Big Sister

Gabby (6 years old) decided to teach Connor (2 years old) how to draw some simple drawings.

First, she showed him how to draw a flower.

Here's Gabby's flower:
abbys flower July 2009

Here's Connor's attempt to draw a flower:
Connors flower July 2009

Then, she showed him how to draw a dinosaur.

Here's Gabby's dinosaur:
Gabbys dinosaur July 2009

Here's Connor's attempt to draw the same dinosaur:
Connors dragon July 2009

The really cute thing about this "lesson" is that, when Gabby was showing it all to me, she was pointing out which parts of Connor's flower picture were the leaves, stem and petals and which parts of his dinosaur picture were the teeth, spikes and tail. Can you see those things in his drawings?

Border Collies Are Smart!

Our dog Mercury is so clever! Angelica got him for her fifteenth birthday and is supposed to do his training, but she never taught him more than the sit command. Later, I taught him to lie down when I said, "Down," and it only took him a few minutes to learn and remember it. (Border collies are smart!) Well, she still hasn't taught him anything else, so I decided to work with him again. I taught him "Stay!" and "Come!" And again, it only took a few minutes to teach him. (Of course, there were no distractions around such as other dogs to play with.) He is so EASY to train.

Now I just have to teach him to run with me without grabbing his leash and pulling while jumping around in front of me growling playfully. Right now, whenever I try to run, he thinks it's a game.
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Sunday, 12 July 2009

Notes From Gabby

Robert has a little sticky note feature on the desktop of his computer where he can quickly type in a note to himself to remind himself of things. Gabby was playing games on his computer, and the browser stopped working, so she decided to let him know.

Typed onto this little note feature was written, "Daddy your conpyooter browk."

I thought it was a really cute message, especially with her phonetic spelling.