My Oxygen Region is East Germany...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall is here

Here is another picture of the wonderful Bakfiets bike. Bella and her friend and downstairs neighbor Marietta are about to go for a ride.

Mama and Isha look lovely in the park.

Bella enjoys the park, too.

I thought these pictures were so good I had to put two in, even though they are similar. Bella is looking particularly beautiful in these. You can also see how grown up she looks.

When Bella was an infant she was completely fascinated by our overhead light. I would hold her horizontally and she would delight in looking at it. Now Isha does the same. I decided to take a picture of it from their perspective so we can all share in appreciation of "the object". It has the power to soothe even the crankiest little person.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Library Day

Isha loves to crawl and move around, exploring everything he can. He also loves books, so the public library was the perfect place for him!

We couldn't resist putting in a second shot because he is so cute!

Bella is very serious about reading. She can actually read at this point, but often chooses not to in front of others. She is knowledgeable on a wide range of topics.

Here these two do their thing with books in parallel.

Last but not least, Bella has recently become re-fascinated with her Hoberman sphere. The sphere is actually an icosidodecahedron, which is a polyhedron with twenty triangular faces and twelve pentagonal faces. It collapses radially to a much smaller structure and this one glows in the dark at the vertices. We have been playing with it a lot and learning about Archimedian solids.