Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pictures from the Franti show

Michael Franti and Spearhead do a kids matinee show every year. This was the first time we went - and Leo's first rock concert. He had a blast with Marlee, Raya, and Kyla. He danced and jumped like a fiend for a while, and then got tired and settled down to do some artwork with Kyla.

Leo's warrior face painting and his glow sticks handcuffs (he made the handcuffs himself):

Kyla doing the hoops:



The Sharpes:

Marlee and Raya:
Leo and Marlee watching the puppet show:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

the answer to last week's puzzler

"I know what 4D is, but I can't draw it." Leo continues to spell like crazy and it's a lot of fun for us.

We're sitting now in the airport, having missed our flight to NJ and becoming intimate with the inner workings of DIA.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How about this one?

Since you all were so good at deciphering Leo's last phonetic spelling challenge, we defy you to get this one! You'll need context for this. The first panel shows this:

The second panel shows this:

The third panel shows this (parts of the second and fourth panels are in there because I couldn't crop well enough):

Fourth panel:

OK, what does this caption say?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Leo as a mutant

Root and Rebecca brought us this awesome book that teaches kids how to do fun, smart-aleky tricks. Here's Leo showing his mutant imitation

And then, just for kicks, can anyone read the title of this book? Leo is learning phonetic spelling at school:

Friday, November 12, 2010


Leo found a nickel. Paul said, "wow that nickel is from 1964. That's older than your Mommy! But not older than your Daddy". Leo replied, "Nothing's older than my Daddy."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Debbie's lecture at Stanford's Energy Seminar

Gave this lecture at Stanford last week on my big study. Was a really nice visit with the various energy institutes out there. And of course, weather was perfect and campus was beautiful.